The pretty hearts are stuffed and decorated and all ready to go on the shop. Pretty, eh? I think they'd be perfect on a Christmas tree, but they're not so all-out Christmassy that they'd look over-the-top hung up somewhere all year round. Just something bright and sparkly to pretty up the house!
I threaded fine white ribbon through the central line of this heart and left the ends elegant and long. The original plan was to tie a bow at the base of the heart, but this looks so much better. It would be a lovely gift for a wedding or for Valentine's Day or a birthday or... I just love it!
Here's my Thistledown Scarf. It's a long triangular shape, based on the idea of a shawl, but certainly not old-ladyish! It's as light as thistledown and beautifully warm, with a toning sheeny, silky stripe. Just right to keep your neck warm on chilly Autumn days.
And a Hoot Hat! This is the largest of the three I made, and the other two are going off to Ever After, a new shop in Lincoln. This one is adult-sized, because we're all kids at heart, yes? Or is it just me?
Watching yoooooooooooou! A lovely little spot of orange at the centre of the eye to match the beak.
Lined to keep the head warm. Stretchy cotton jersey, hand-stitched to retain the stretch when wearing it.
All these will be going on my shop on Folksy here tomorrow morning, if everything goes according to plan. *looks at ever-growing to-do list*
Off to watch Downton Abbey now! I want to be Maggie Smith when I grow up.