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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dogs and Starting a Little Business

I received another 3 mini projects for the dog club's obedience trial awards. These are cute little 1 hour projects. I did a corgi, a westie and a yorkie.

I've only done a little stitching otherwise because I've been splitting my time between training my dog for an upcoming trial and also working on getting items ready for the BMR Acres Shearing Festival yesterday. I started making a couple of little scented items to help cover my dog training and vet costs. I'm partnering with my vet/breeder/friend, Karen, who does wood burning and painting. We're slowly getting it ramped up. The first of the information is getting out to the web at... Winkin' Hound Crafts. I'm pretty excited about our little business. We're not looking to become a super store - just to keep those hound costs under control ;-).

Today however, I'll be stitching! I have a design I've been working on. More info to come on that later :-).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Flurry of Activity

Last week I finished up a few little projects. First I whomped out a couple of dog motifs for the upcoming Obedience Trial. I just picked up another 3 to complete, so I'm sure I'll be working on those tonight and tomorrow night.
Then I finished the first part of a three stage knotwork project that I picked up at last year's stitching retreat. This is going to be a needlebook cover:
And I have a friend who's going to be having a baby soon, so I did another little outfit on Sunday:
I also started putting together items for sale. I have some out to BMR Acres for sale at their annual Shearing Festival. I'm hoping they're well received. I've been working on a web presence for my little craft operation at Winkin' Hound Crafts. I still have a few things to add to it, but it's a good start :-). Now I just need to get to all of the other projects hanging about my place.