Monday Project Report – Everyone’s Been Busy, With A Birthday Thrown In


Where to start.

Well, first, Saturday was Jesse’s Birthday. 

He’s the one wearing the Happy Birthday hat.

Saturday was also the Yuletide Fair at my son’s old school.  Chip’s sister Cindy and our niece and nephew – Kaitlyn and Davey – always come up for the Fair and we traditionally celebrate both Jesse’s and Markus’s birthday that Saturday with them, which is why we have the joint birthday cake.  But the day was really Jesse’s.

For his birthday, Chip and Vash worked together on a project and made Jesse a new braided belt.

Markus – on his own – made Jesse a leather wristband which Markus decorated using his woodburning tools on his own design.

My favorite project was made later that day at the Yuletide Fair by Vash.  The boys love going to the Children’s Crafts room and working at the woodland sculpture table, where there were two dads patiently glue gunning their creations together.  Markus and Jesse were not able to complete their projects before we had to leave for the Gingerbread House Auction, but Vash completed his and here it is.

You might not recognize them for what they are because their wings are made of leaves or branches, but they are woodland angels.  There are 5 of them in this display piece.  Is this just too awesome or what!  I loved this.

Me, I finished another robot in the illusion scarf.

He is basically the same as the first robot – just upside down – which was a little disappointing.

I was hoping for 4 different robots but I guess that is not to be.  Oh well.  I am sure it won’t matter to Vash – it just mattered to me.

Then I blocked Cindy’s scarf.  I steam blocked it because Kelly McClure recommends not wet blocking alpaca because the fibers are so fragile when wet.  I could only fit half of the scarf on the ironing board at any one time but you get the idea.

Tonight I am hoping to spin another bobbin of my blue/brown roving.  It looks like I will get a 3 ply yarn out of this one as there is not enough roving for 4 bobbins of thread but too much for just two.  So three it is!  At this stage of my learning I am letting the spinning more direct me than me direct it.

Happy Birthday Jesse!!  Lets hope more gets done next week – Christmas is coming fast!

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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5 Responses to Monday Project Report – Everyone’s Been Busy, With A Birthday Thrown In

  1. pentalia says:

    Omigosh, you are all so talented!

  2. Shelly R. says:

    I wish!! Me personally, I like someone else to write the pattern and let me just follow it. The boys are learning leatherwork from Chip so any reason to be in the leathershop is fine by them. My favorite is the woodland angels though. I just loved the whole idea of it and how he executed it. Vash is really the most creative of all of us.

  3. danielle says:

    oh I agree, I LOVE the woodland angels. And your cabled scarf is soooo beautiful. Vash will totally love that robot scarf…I hope you take pictures of his face when he opens it! Happy birthday Jesse and Markus! That’s so cool that Markus made Jesse a leather wristband. I wish you had a closeup of it so we could see what he burned into it.

    • Shelly R. says:

      The close up of the wristband will be in Thursday’s Hawk Studio blog – along with a pouch Markus made also. Vash had been carrying around his Mary Angel alot this week which is why I think he was thinking angels. We decided that these were the angels that Mary sees when she is hiking in the woods in Heaven.

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