Busy as a....well....bee...

 Hey, Friends...

Whew! It's been a busy few months for us! When we weren't entertaining company, we were doing a little traveling of our own. I'll try to share some travel photos with you soon, but first, I thought I'd show you what I spent my time working on in the car!

This first "bee skep" hat was knitted for the new baby of some very good friends of ours... I had been wanting to try making one of these ever since I spotted a similar one on Pinterest, and overall, I'm very happy with how it came out. I'm still working on perfecting the art of using DPNs without the dreaded "laddering" effect, but it's not too terribly noticeable on this project. The hat itself is knitted, and the bees are needle felted and then sewn on.

My second project was another baby hat for my sister-in-law's new baby. In the first few photos (forgive the groundhog - I don't have any babies or dolls around for models!) I accidentally put the hat on upside down - the scallops should be along the bottom, not around the face. Oops. However, it's on correctly in the photos of my niece (isn't she adorable?). I guess I should pay more attention when I'm photographing projects.

If you'd like the patterns or my notes for either of these hats, you can find them on my Ravelry profile. If you'd like to learn more about needle felting, check out my tutorial videos in the sidebar!


Back in Business!

I am happy to announce that after ten months of navigating through red tape, moving continents, career changes, traveling, loads of company, and life in general, my Etsy shop has now re-opened!

My new hymn collage, "A Mighty Fortress," is available in a variety of print sizes and greeting cards, and I will be adding more new items over the next few weeks. And of course, all of my older pieces are still available. Stop by for prints, greeting cards, handmade jewelry, and magnets.

Thank you all for your loyalty and patience as we transitioned into our new life here in Spain. I'm looking forward to getting back to work.

By the way, it's never too early to start Christmas shopping... ehem. ;o)