Sightings + Flax

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I’ll be keeping pretty busy this week, getting orders finished + shipped…and everything ready for our trip up to Boston. The tampon tails above was too funny to resist getting a picture of. You might have seen my tampons for sale online at also.

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A few weeks ago I bought some flax waste fiber (kind of feels like hemp, on the rough side) I wanted to try and spin some to see how it would turn out, so I added some cotton, wool, and loads of sparkle. It spins up pretty neat. Nothing you could use for a scarf…but would make a great tote bag. or crocheted bowls. I am making some little ones of of the yarn to hold small gifts. But, I thought a big bowl crocheted out of the stuff would be great for holding apples or oranges!

Some fun mypapercrane sightings lately did a really nice review of my Spin Spin zine here: and Juxtapoz had a little blurb about my site in the news section if you scroll down to Nov. 28th.

Shiny Things

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Well I just did the last big holiday update to the shop. I only finished two toaster purses for it, but maybe if I can make more this week I can add those too. Tonight we are going to a big Christmas Village thing, which should be lots of fun. I remember going to one when I was little, and it being absolutly magical!

It snowed last night, and looked amazing. We were eating out with Sean + Amanda when it started. So very pretty, but didn’t last longer then an hour.

The Factory (where are my elves?)

The My Paper Crane house has been filled with plushies + more plushies. Everyday is like a little factory. Assembly lines of burnt toast, and milk cartons line the table in the art room. I am trying to get everything made + shipped for current orders, and I will have a shop update sometime tomorrow. Which will include new yarn, peanut butter + jelly dolls (although I only have a few) and might have a toaster purse or two if I can get them finished tonight.
Its cold + chilly out, but still no sign of a good snowfall. We are going to get our tree on tuesday (if I can hold out that long)
♥ handknit socks
♥ egg nog flavored coffee creamer
♥ new books to read
♥ warm tights
♥ candycanes
♥ the smell of burning wood!
♥ holiday stamps
Wish me luck in the sewing department, as I have those two shows fast approaching! I can’t wait to get back up to Boston though. We are staying for a few days so we can enjoy it, without rushing back.