So I stayed up late last night "beavering away" as Tif would say, and here's what I've started with all that red... I'm trying to take a break from all of my blues and purples, and I have to say I'm already quite pleased with my little result here. More to come, but this is the beginning of a new little section in my shop, which will be unveiled all in good time. For now I need to finish this beauty (I'm thinking purple for the binding... is that breaking the rules of getting away from purples and blues??) and get started on a few other ideas I have brewing.
Oh, and I also wanted to remark upon my latest observation, which is that while every other crafter in the world seems to be in love with Japanese material right now, why is it that I have to suddenly see material from Finland that I just want want want? Material that runs $38 per YARD. And why couldn't I find ANYTHING in the section of Japanese material that I liked? Inquiring minds want to know!
And if my good news couldn't get any better, I won the official dottie angel 100 sales contest to name Tif's door! Now one would think I had an unfair advantage in that I was the one who went shopping to pick out said door, but in actuality the proof is in the pictures. Tif's #3 (as she affectionately refers to her third born child) was photographed as he drew the name from the bowl, and it was ME. I win a beautiful cuff from Tif that is gorgeous like everything she makes. Yeay for me!