Last night I picked up my knitting needles for the first time in 2 weeks....it felt amazing!
Mind you, I am still working on (casting on?) my knitted horse project from Freya Jaffke's "Toymaking with Children"....
Here is a photo of the newly finished project that has been keeping my hands so busy...
A custom order for a set of needlefelted dolls based on the children's show "Little Bear."
I created this set for a mama who wishes to give them as an Easter gift for her sweet little boys.
This is one of my first "sales", and I felt a little bit nervous for a few reasons...
*I've never created anything based off of a cartoon before...and I wasn't sure how to incorporate some of the more "cartoony" features. In the end, I decided to keep them expressionless and without eyes.
* Having never watched the show before, I had no clue what the characters look like to begin with. I also didn't know anything about their personalities. I spent much time on google looking for good representations.
*And lastly, and most poignantly, I felt sort of uneasy about exchanging for money. I don't know! Money just makes me feel kind of uncomfortable...maybe it's because we don't really have any (haha!), maybe I felt more pressure for the creations to be exactly what the customer wanted...maybe I just enjoy swapping more! This is what has kept me from opening an Etsy store, although I am thinking of it more and more lately. This experience has been good practice.
After 2 weeks of creating, it feels great to gaze upon a finished project!
As for the books I have been reading, I am throughly enjoying A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten.