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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Needlework and Hand Crafted Wood Update - February, 2015

Good morning,

We've been busy again this month! I often surprise myself when I get out all of the pictures together each month for the Needlework and Wood Update.

Above is a custom order sweater in Men's XXL.  I truly enjoyed designing and making this one.  It has gone to live in Texas where it can get very cold in the winter.
This shawl is another custom order.  It is so very soft and warm for a lady who lives near Chicago.  The combination of two types of yarn produce a stunning fabric.
The colors of this warm browns afghan blanket reminds me of a yummy dessert:  80 raised circles of cream and shades of dark and light chocolate and dark cherries are surrounded by shades of malted milk, caramel, and milk chocolate.  Yum!
 Two more chemo caps are in the shop to restock, too.  Above is a lovely shade of mocha and...
 ... this one is camel color.  I take pictures in both natural light and flash for the listings in our on line shop.
 My Honey has been VERY busy in his wood workshop. 
 He has designed and created several gorgeous band saw jewelry boxes.
 Some have been spoken for and some are in the shop.
 I featured this one a few days ago.  It is my Valentine present from My Honey.  :)
 This gorgeous jewelry box is in the shop.
 And, this one has already been purchased.
My Honey is making puzzle boxes, too.  When you open the one above...
...you find a beautiful blue flocked interior jewelry box inside.
This box is a little larger and features...
an extra little compartment with lid inside.  Darling!  What a beautiful presentation for an engagement ring or a jewelry box for earrings and necklace.
To restock the shop, we have also added four free standing bird houses.
These are so darling to display in a shelf, near your computer, or...
...to use as place card weights for a wedding dinner, rehearsal dinner, or other event.
They will also be beautiful as Easter decorations.

So, this is what we've been designing and creating this month.  It is so much fun to work on our projects and offer each other encouragement as we plan our designs and finish projects.

I enjoy following your blogs to see what you are doing, making, and photographing, too.  There is so much talent to enjoy out here in blog land.

All the very best,

Original Hand Crafted Designs
Thank you for your support of our on-line shop.


Rose said...

What a lot of work here...you have both been so busy.

TexWisGirl said...

i have a puzzle box that a friend gave me moons ago. they are so cool! your sweater is very pretty. the tiny birdhouses are adorable!

carolann said...

oh have you been busy you two.

All is beautiful .

Montanagirl said...

Oh my gosh, Lois, you both do such beautiful work! Love that red sweater and the little bird houses/birdies.

Sherry said...

Ugh! You make me feel guilty. I'm still working on my afghan I told you about. I need to get going.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You are both very talented.

Elaine said...

Lots of lovely work here! Fun to see the wood boxes. Marty has been making a lot of boxes too, but a very different style. We've been doing a few bazaars the last few years just so he can keep experimenting and playing without the house being overrun.