10.03.2012

::Happy Fall-ing::


Isn't Fall the most amazing time of year? Well, here in my little mountainous neck of the woods world, it is. I love the smell, the crunchy leaves, the warm vibrant colors, the layered clothing, the school supplies, the crocheting. (Oh, actually I enjoy that all year long!) But there is something wonderful about making things with yarn in the cooler weather. Maybe it is because I can snuggle up to work on an afghan without baking in the summer heat. Or maybe it is because I dream of creating cozy, yarny accessories--and that makes me happy.




I have been working on several little projects lately. One is this big grey cowl. I got the pattern here. Super easy. I love the stitch texture and the bamboo/wool I used--nice drape and super soft. I added the surface slip stitching for a bit of color. Who me?? Extra color? Crazy! When I am finished it will be a little rainbowy stripey cowl. I'll post my finished project very soon! 

But I have been a bit more distracted (is it possible?)than usual because...




This is an apron for my new job!

Yes. I accepted a very part time job as an Academic Coach at the local charter school that my boys attend. It is perfect for me and I feel very blessed to have it. It is only a couple of mornings a week, in the same building as my sons, working with teachers and students in the classroom. No grading papers. No long days. Doing something that I love. And it is only while my little Luke is in morning Kindergarten. Perfect, I tell ya. Just perfect.



I made up this apron pattern as I went but haven't written it down. Maybe I will. It is meant to hold all of my little do-dads as I bounce from classroom to classroom helping teachers be the best they can be. Since I don't have a "home-base" I needed a way to carry my things around and an apron seemed just the ticket.


Oh, and I almost forgot, I never took photos of the tissue box covers I upcycled (to cover the monograms from Pottery Barn). Here they are...


This was another of my Olivia Flowers--in a mix of wool and cotton yarns. 


I can't remember where I got this flower pattern. Anyone recognize the flower? I love how the center sits separately from the outer petals.

Hope your day is terrific. Mine was good in so many ways, but two... 1) I had to go to the doctor and it was a bit scary and a bit expensive! 2) I need many more hours to accomplish the things I need to get done before I sleep.

Better get crack-a-lackin'! 

(I have been thinking about asking a question of my readers for each post. I am always curious to know more about you! Please share!) 

{QUESTION}--Where is your favorite place to take pictures?


14 comments:

  1. congratulations for your new job!!!!
    Your cowl : I love the texture and the colours!! Hope to see soon the work done!!
    Answer to your question: the best place to take pictures is in my studio, because in there there is a big window, that allows a lot of light to come in!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  2. Hi Susan!
    Thanks for sharing your work over at The Crochet Boulevard, you've got a lovely blog here, I'll check back from time to time! :)

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    1. Please come visit anytime, Barbara! I've got your button on my sidebar because I love your page. Thanks!

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  3. Hi Susan! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me so nice words!
    Congrats to your new job, it sounds fantastic. Your apron is looking great, I love the colours and all those cute flowers.
    Have a wonderful weekend! xxxBarbina

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  4. Hi Susan, Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comments on my doily. They mean a lot to me as they come from an experienced crocheter like you. I loved the glimpses of your beautiful home. Haha... I thought I was the only one who liked to peep into other homes and see their decor ideas. Congrats on your new job. After working full time for 16 years, being a SAHM since the last 6 years is not easy for me and sometimes I wish I could get back into the grind. But that would take away precious time from my crochet which is not acceptable... :) Do count me in the next time you need a tester.
    Love.

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    1. Sangeetha--So glad you visited!! I don't know how experienced of a crocheter that I am, but I know that my time doing it is precious to me, as well! I find it so soothing and satisfying, especially when creating a new pattern! I will definitely include you as a tester! Make certain to follow me on facebook (facebook.com/feltedbutton) as that is where I post for testers!

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    2. Reg your question - I click my pics on the swing in my balcony as that is the place I get the best light. Regards

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  5. I love all of your projects ... especially the stripey cowl. I can't wait to see it finished. Favorite place to take pictures ... hmmm ... probaby outside :)

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    1. Thanks, Kara! I, too, often like the natural light outside! The stripey cowl is finished--take a peek here http://www.feltedbutton.com/2012/10/success-at-thrift-store.html.

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  6. Hi Susan! I loved your cowl! The choice of colors is perfect!

    Love
    Tania

    P.S. Loved your apron!

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  7. Ok, I know this is CRAZY... but I'm a JEWELRY ADDICT and immediately IN LOVE with that bracelet in the last picture! I LOVE it and would love to know where I'm ms from!? Thank you for these wonderful patterns, I'm LOVING all your stuff!

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    1. I sooo understand! I love jewelry, too! I got it from a little exclusive boutique in Salt Lake City called Childrens Hour. I actually own two of them in different colors. They are sooo whimsical and fun with the vintage beads. And thanks for the kind words!

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  8. Susan,
    The link for that beautiful grey cowl is either inactive or just plain gone. Is there any way I can still find the pattern?
    Thank you

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    1. Hmmm. It works for me. It can be found on the Crochet in Color blog.

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