Saturday, January 19, 2008

Staying on Track and Show and Tell

URGH!! Why can't I find a self cleaning desk? My oven can do it. Even my iron can do it. I want my desk to catch on and do it too. I find my level of enthusiasm for what I do is in direct proportion to how clean my desk and workspace is. I spent a bit of time cleaning and organizing today and now I can feel my creative juices flowing again.
Just when I thought it was safe to start the next project this shows up in my post box:

Taunting me with images like this:

and this:

This is more distracting than a cluttered desk and a banana split!

Now for show and tell. This is the coolest clothing stand ever.

I got it in a trade with Brian's Woodshop. I also have a stand that fits children's clothes. I've needed a stand for my doll's clothing so I can photograph it. The disk on the top is a hat stand. I love, love, love it!

Speaking of hats. I pulled out my very lonely knitting needles over the holidays and made this:

It is my cheaters version of the Hudson Hat. I love this pattern and it's designed to use up those small left over balls of yarn. I used smaller needles than recommended and worked fewer rounds as well. This one is doll size and soon I'll make a doll and clothing to go with it. I love the colors and the overall look. My knitting needles are safely put away and probably won't appear until Christmas 2008.


Jennie said...

I love the little hat! I cannot wait to see the doll who will be wearing it.
The clothing stand is brilliant.
Maybe you could invent a self cleaning desk, I am sure it would catch on very quickly, I would definitely buy one!

shelleycaskey said...

oh, i still just LOVE this little doll size hudson hat, berrie! let me know if you ever change your mind and want to sell it! :)

jhenzel said...

I've looked all over the internet for Brian's Workshop and can't find it. Do you have any info? Still love to visit your blog.