I had requests to make a few things over the holidays.
First, I was asked to make a tea cosy. Not something I've made before, but the customer gave me an old one as a template for size she wanted. I couldn't work out for a while how the lining was joined all the way around to the outer while obviously being made separately - but I sorted it out eventually.
The request was for a signature colour of orange, and, as usual, I made 2 to give a choice. She chose the teapot one!
Something else I've not made before is a dog bandana. Daughter requested these for her 2 dogs and, at her suggestion, they are made to be slid over the dog's collar as opposed to tying on.
Last, and something I have made before, was a request for a lavender heart to add to a bag of goodies as a gift.
I treated myself to this book last week after no success in dropping hints before Christmas.
One good result over the holidays, though, was the re-siting of my shed at the back of the house. Unfortunately, I haven't been near it (or a sewing machine, knitting needle or book) for well over a week after succumbing to a dose of the flu that has knocked me for six. I think I'm on the home straight with it now, and managed to type some invoices for a client today. Luckily, I've not been needed at work since she moved house, because they still have no internet to receive orders.
Bye for now