Alright, alright, I know. It has been far too long since my last post. Let me just say, I've been exhausted by work! This past work week I worked almost full time, which would have made me lose my mind if I didn't love my job so much. But!! No excuses. Here's making up for a lack of posting with a play-by-play of the entire week...
We recently got some new jumbo buttons in the store and they were calling out to me, so Monday was the day to do something about it! Here's a little necklace for my sister. I think I'll make more.
Wednesday I went to the family of the little boy I tutor in English, for the last time. I'm having to cut down on things and I've been spread out too thin these days. Anyways, as a thank you and goodbye gift, the mom gave me this handpainted Russian "vodka holder". She's Russian and said it's really valuable and comes from a famous town, Gzhel. She could easily have lied to me and I wouldn't know the difference, but I'm choosing to believe her, cause I love rare, cultural handmade gifts more than anything!
Thursday I began an advertising cycle for my shop on the ab fab Lillyella blog! There's my little ad, sitting pretty with all the others.
Friday, these dainty earrings were born out of some pearls I bought at the bead expo a few weeks ago. They're unusual but I really like them.
Aaand finally, the top I have been talking about making ever since I was inspired by one that my sister bought. I made up my own pattern for this, of course trying it out with muslin before using up some nice fabric (thank you Katelyn for the idea!). In the end, I'm really happy with the texture of the muslin for a light summer top and I think I'll wear this "prototype" top too!
Oh man... exhausting week... hope yours were all good!