I was going to use the random number generator to pick the winners of my One World One Heart giveaway, but so many folks asked me to “toss [their] name into the hat” that I decided to use this:
This is a straw hat made for me by my Wonderful Husband, after I told him about the chapter in Little House in the Big Woods where Ma makes straw hats for every body in the family. Such a nice hubby. In the hat are 182 teeny slips of paper, each with a number on it.
I had two willing helpers to draw the winners:
First my 5-year old Girl picked Anji from Juneau’s number (can you believe that? 182 responses from all over the world, and the 1st winner is from Alaska!).
Then my 3-year old Boy got to pick the 2nd winner, concupiscent335. (As you can see, this event took place pretty early at our house – the wee ones are still in their pjs.) Then, the Boy put the hat on his head and shook all the bits of paper all over the living room. Sigh.
So, CONGRATULATIONS TO ANJI AND CONCUPISCENT335! If I don’t hear from you by Friday, 2-19, I’ll choose another winner…and I really don’t want to pick all those little bits of paper out of the vacuum cleaner bag.
I decided that trying to do our local holiday bazaars this year was just not going to work. Hubby is taking a welding class on alternate Saturdays . . . which just happen to be the Saturdays I was planning to sell at the bazaars. (Also, flu season and snow have hit. Bleh.) So I am trying to stock up my ArtFire shop. Only two new items posted so far, but I’ll be taking some more photos today. Come back soon for more updates!
For some reason, I can’t get the other new item’s picture into this post. Grrr. So go visit ArtFire.com! My shop is Butterscotch_Grove.
Here’s my latest creation – and it’s all mine! I love how she came out…and the little vest just cracks me up. Tell me what you think!
I’m having so much fun making dolls and toys for sale at our local farmers’ market, but I’d been nervous about selling some of my work, because they were based on other people’s patterns (modified by me, but still…). I made the pattern for this little kitty entirely myself. It’s pretty simple – just a pancake doll (front and back pattern pieces are the same) – but it’s a start. And its simplicity lets me play with fabric choices.
The vest is knit from one strand Red Heart TLC Essentials and one strand Lion Brand Fun Fur. Isn’t it cute?