I've been busy lately, mostly with studies. I have an Anthropology mid-term coming up next Tuesday and the amount of material that needs to be in my little brain is staggering. I also have a craft fair coming up on the 24th - one week from tomorrow. I have quite a lot of things that are half or three-quarters finished, but lacking the final touches. These felted flower pins are one example. I like to do some handwork for an hour or two in the evening before heading for bed. It calms me down and lets all those dates and archaeological sites settle into the folds of my brain. I have a mishmash of items for the craft fair, most are using recycled items - like felted wool sweaters for these pins.
I'm really enjoying handstitching books together. I sat in front of the fire last night and stitched these three. Now to embellish the covers a little. I used old hardcover books for the covers and some wonderfully toothy Arches paper for the signatures.
And another recycled sweater item - felted wool coasters. I felted a couple of sweaters that turned into such thick cloth that it's not suitable for machine stitching. I had planned to make pillows out of them, but these will become coasters. Kind of Christmassy, don't you think?
Now, back to the books for an hour or so before heading out to get a much needed haircut.