There is always (always, always, always, always!) knitting going on, but this week I'm going to spare you the sock photos....apparently, I'm still wound up in Sock-tober, which I actually find rather amusing. Me, sticking to a single theme for more than 48 hours? Amazingly amusing.
I don't 'craft' a lot. I like doing it. I just hate getting out all the 'stuff' and making a mess. But this little cutie
was created during dinner club! Blank journals and oodles and oodles of fun stuff was tossed on a table and those who chose to....created. (It was funny to see who could hardly be dragged away from the table to eat (me?)....how the creativity got a bit out of hand as the wine flowed...and who didn't venture within gluing distance.) My quotes are thanks to Stephanie Pearl McPhee (who else?!). And now I have a mini notebook that tucks perfectly in my knitting bag.
Audible listening: Light in the Ruins and still captivated.
Book reading: The Signature of all Things...Elizabeth Gilbert's new novel, set in Philadelphia in the nineteenth century. It's the story of Alma Wittiker (daughter of the 'richest man in Philadelphia'), her passion with botany, and the challenges of being a brilliant woman in this period in history. So far, so good.
**On the very outside chance anyone is interested in making one of these....
I know there are various plastic templates available to make envelopes and boxes, but I used my favorite 'seat-of-the-pants/let's-see-if-this-will-work' method.
I cut mine from a piece of wool felt, but I'm sure stiff paper would also work. Dotted lines indicate fold lines. I folded the 'wings' to the center first, and used some embroidery floss to make a running stitch through them. (After I did this, I thought I should have done a little embroidered something on the front, but....too late.) Then, I folded up the little bottom piece, and again did a running stitch to hold it all together, trying real hard not to sew in the front as well.
I found two buttons (surprising myself by finding two that matched!) and sewed the first button on the flap, leaving the tail of the embroidery floss to become the 'tie'. Positioned the other button--sewed it on---ta--dah.
Start to finish...which included scrounging around for materials...about 20 minutes, most of which was drawing the pattern.