This is a space to post my adventures as I get in touch with my Crafty Side. To see the final results of my endeavors, check out www.LoLoCraft.etsy.com.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thing 17: Red Dahlia with a Yellow Center
I spent an hour or so at a friend's house today watching her two youngest while she attended a Mother's Day Tea with her third youngest at school. I had my son with me while his big sister was at a birthday party. It was definitely the easiest babysitting I've ever done! My friend's two kids stayed asleep for the hour I was there, and my son just ran around the basement playing with the toys and trying to feed me blocks. Piece of cake.
While I suffered through the (insanely quiet and easy) afternoon, I worked on this. From start to finish, it took me one hour, one change of ric rac (I ran out of the red...but perhaps it's a happy mistake?) and four changes of thread. Not bad for an afternoon's work! As you can see, it's rather large - probably four inches across. I could see it adorning a headband, or becoming a brooch. A very large brooch. Yeah.....
This one very well might end up in the shop. The shop which is currently empty, so I'm not even going to bother linking to it. However, I put together a package today with a few aprons - donations for a friend's auction at work. I included a stack of business cards in the package. So...I guess I'd better put something in the shop? Yes? Seeing as how I'm playing "business" by sending the aprons into a REAL $1,000-per-table auction. Eek!
If you had all the time in the world, and the necessary skills...what would you most love to sell? I love to make aprons. I'm also really enjoying making quilts right now, and have been dreaming about sending a few of my babies out into the world. A quick search on Etsy revealed that the most expensive quilt available right now is $4,000. For a quilt. It's a wall - hanging. (It reminded me of a Show Pony - the quilt won a worldwide competition a few years ago, and then toured the globe doing its celebratory lap.) More normal quilts (baby sized) will set you back about $150, but those are generally made from designer cottons. I focus more on...repurposed bed linens, to put it politely. They are inexpensive, colorful, and it's always a surprise what you get. I like the challenge!
ETA: I take it back. Apparently, the most expensive quilt is actually this one. It's $12,000. But if you buy it, you can't have it until 2011, as it's currently in a show in Oslo. Huh.
I'm Aunt LoLo, mama to Ming Wai, Siu Jeun and Ying Ying. Wife to Lo Gung. The LoLo Life is all about living life my way: proud Mormon, fierce Mama, aspiring Writer. Part of our journey is striving to blend two beautiful cultures (American and Chinese) and help our children be comfortable on either continent, in either language. We do this through food, language, and festival celebrations. Welcome!