Wednesday, November 25, 2009

a winner! (and a recap)

and the winner is...

inthepeppermintwind!  Look for an email from me later today.  Thanks to everyone who visited and entered!  Another giveaway next week...this one for the super-exciting SMS giveaway day.  Can't wait to see what everyone has up for grabs.

Finally, a bit more about the Chicago Craft Social...what a terrific event!  I was a little worried about the social part of the craft social since I went solo, but everyone was friendly and we were certainly busy!  There were so many different tables to choose from that I didn't even have time to think about the knitting I'd brought.  The main thing I wanted to do was freezer paper stenciling (led by the master), but as a warmup I tried this cool project,

pear pendant
...which I love (but I still don't have a cord for it!).  Simple and so cute.  We mod-podged cutouts to wooden disks, sanded the edges, and then finished them with Diamond Glaze.  At first I was bothered by the little bubble (see it on the leaf?), but now I kind of like it.

The freezer paper stenciling was SO MUCH FUN--I'm kind of addicted.
slugbug t-shirt
The VW bug is kind of a family joke, and I thought it would be something Alex would like (of course he refused to wear it when I first showed it to him, but by the end of the day he didn't want to take it off).  The cutting part was fun, like doing a puzzle in reverse (though if the fps obsession continues, I might need one of these--the regular model is a little hard on the fingers).  And when you get to peel away the paper...coolest thing ever.

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