Making

jenjoycedesign© felted satchel

A felted bag, made entirely from hand-spun, some of those 30-50 gram skeins that were many of my Tweed Chronicle samples over the last two years ( and it is actually a very vague and rough “sketch” of an upcoming design I’ve been thinking about.) This one will spend a couple of days underneath a tree before belonging to someone dear to me. Oh, and this is my last knitted thing I made for gifts this Christmas, and yet, there is more making to be done!

The term ‘maker’ is a new buzzword, and I’m hearing the word everywhere in reference to a person who is involved with crafting or artisan work of any kind. Admittedly I am one of those completely manic sort.  I decided that although I have some new ideas surfacing for the new year with knitting, I really do need to take a break on it for a short while , so that I can start working on some things I have wanting to for a very long time. So with renewed vigor, I begin making a new kind of mess . . .

jenjoycedesign© quilting trim

. . . a mess which I hope there will be more making photos & posts of in the holidazed hours ahead.  I expect there may be a flurry of such Making posts, for indeed I have gotten bit by the making bug!

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To Makers All, I am sincerely hoping you are enjoying yourself immensely, because the glee really begins when something is ready for a finish photo and wrapping, then its time to make merry! And if you’ll excuse me, I am off to Calistoga to meet my nieces for a giving of their (uh oh, too late for Autumn) … um .. Winter  sweaters with a photo shoot!

8 thoughts on “Making

  1. That little bag is a beautifully muted wonder!
    Just gorgeous.
    And yes, how hard it is to break the drive of “making” in order to play and learn with something else.
    I have a list in my head, like a set of rail tracks, that will not let me detour into other areas.
    But I am going to make time.
    To you, your man, Emma, your family and this blog family thank you all for making my life richer.
    Merry Xmas.
    Cheers
    Karin

    • Aw Karin! And the gratitude is completely , well & fully reciprocated, for your enduring support , through alllll the tweed blendings (I do recall your first comment back in my first blendings too), and well, just your artful , insightful, always positive encouraging words peppered throughout!. Merriest to you my dear! ~~~ xx

      • Aw thank you honey!
        This online world you have created means so much to me.
        In a life that no longer truely makes any sense your words and your thoughts and our shared love of these make a raft on which I find refuge.
        Thank you.

  2. The person that receives your beautiful felted bag is very lucky indeed. The wee pile of fabric scraps is quite intriguing. I look forward to seeing what you have been making.

    Have a lovely time with your nieces in Calistoga.

    Merry Christmas Jen and family as well as to all the blog followers.

  3. Love the bag! I have intentions of creating something along those lines for my Christmas iPad (it’s what happens when an IT geek marries a knitter, right?) and I so hear you about making! So much going on in my head around things I want to create!

      • I think I will! I have some lovely Bartlett yarn that I know will felt nicely. 😉

        Yes, A is an IT geek, and very handy to have around! She is more into training at this point in her career, but she has forgotten more about computers than I will ever know. And even better, she likes to do woodworking projects in her “spare” time. Also very handy to have around!

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