Friday, January 27, 2012

Teacup Fascinators and a Mardi Gras Cat

Our weather hasn't been great around here lately.  First snow, then torrential rains, complete with flooding on major roads.  On my way to work last Wednesday I counted eleven places where water was visibly flowing across the road, six of them on the highway!  But if bad weather is good for one thing, it's for staying home and getting things done.  I have had a great time making my teacup fascinators, and I've been getting a very positive response to them on Etsy.  Now I just have to plan a Mad Hatter tea party!
My next project was the Etsy Dollmakers Team challenge for January- a purple and gold doll.  I made another of my big-eyed cat dolls, but to make this one special, and because of the challenge colors and the time of year, I made her a Mardi Gras cat, so she's wearing a little felt bandit mask with feathers.  I named her Martine, and I think she's pretty cute.

My New Year's resolution this year (and every year for the last five) is to go to the coast at least once every month.  I haven't made it yet, although I did get to October once.  But tomorrow I'm headed to the beach to get pictures of my new tricorns, and to plan my next project- tricorn fascinators.  The mini ostrich plumes arrived in the mail today.  I'm excited to get started on them, I think they will be great!

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