Worse still - I don't seem to be accomplishing a whole lot. I have been working on the baby blanket for the new baby in the family that is due today - but I have been poking at it, because I don't know if I should use pink or brown! Hmmm, these babies that make their Auntie's wait!
I did get good news yesterday that the swap article to my CraftBuddy finally arrived to her. She was good enough to take a picture of it for me, as I forgot to take a picture of the swap item before I sealed up the box.
This swap was for a Christmas ornament made in the craft of our choice. No surprise, I would crochet a small angel - but I wanted to make it special to the woman who was receiving it. This partner is a spinner and knitter, in fact she designs the most beautiful knitted shawls. She had designed one she called the "Gizmo" shawl, and I wanted the angel to have a shawl like that over her shoulders so I copied the colours of her shawl and made a miniature of it. When I placed it on the angels shoulders I realized that by the time I would put my customary feather wings on the angel - the shawl would not be very noticeable - so I decided to starch out the shawl and use it as the angels wings.
The shawl idea was still running around my head, so I decided to make a miniature Moebius cowl for the angels shoulders... (my swap partner makes these too). Then it was what do I put in the angel's hands? My first inclination was a spinning wheel - no... where would I get such a small one? Then I played around with the idea of designing a drop spindle (for spinning) - but I just couldn't get the scale correct - now I'm thinking I should have designed it in bread dough! Anyway, to make a long story shorter - I decided to give the angel some knitting needles (made from tooth pics) and a ball of yarn.
Here is Charlotte's Gizmo shawl...
And here is the angel I did for her...
Now I get to receive a swap item from Charlotte - she has already told me it won't be something knitted, so I get to wait in anticipation to find out what her ornament will be!
Did I mention how much fun these swaps can be?