It's time for September 2009's craft update!
As you can see from the photos included in this post, I've finished the dragon candle holder.
It's not been painted yet, but Kelly will be helping me to do that soon.
Kelly will also be helping me to paint the ducks I made recently. I'll get more photos when they're done.
I've also finished the gloves I was making, but I didn't take a photo of those yet. I should have one to share for next month though. They weren't as complicated as I'd expected them to be, but they were definately one of the harder projects I've attempted. I'm not even going to pretend I did as good a job as the people who make them to sell in shops and such, but I don't think I've done too bad of a job. Like I said, I'll get a photo for you for next month's craft update.
I now have several projects on the go.
I'm making a blanket for Kero for Christmas (I figured it would be cheaper than buying him a new one). I've made a start on the items for the handmade giveaway thing. And I've promised to make a few Christmasy themed items out of clay for a fair type thing the bsg is planning to run shortly before Christmas (money from which will go towards paying for transport for us to go on outings). I also have a couple of other Christmas presents I'm working on for people. Plus, I promised to make something for a family friend. So I'm spending a lot of time with either a pair of knitting needles or some clay in my hands. And, yes, I'm enjoying every minute of it. :)
Actually, that's why I'm sometimes slow replying to comments, or leaving comments of my own. I spend little to no time on the laptop on the weekends, and - with my new routine - my totally free time is limited through the week already. I think it will be like this until Christmas now. After that things will calm down, because I wont have so many projects on the go at once (or such a short deadline for completing most of them by). All I should have left to finish by Christmas is anything I haven't managed to finish for the handmade giveaway thing... Although, I'm hoping that wont be much, since I'd like to avoid keeping you all waiting for too long for your gifts. :)
OK, this about does it for this month's craft update.
Enjoy whatever's left of your day! :)