Have been hard at work sewing more Outlander inspired gloves. It gives me something to do while I am Scrooging my way through the holiday season.
I wandered over to the local fabric store last week and came across some Blackwatch fleece, then the heavens shined on me and I found some gorgeous enamel dragonfly buttons then, BEHOLD, these fingerless reading gloes were born.
I mean seriously…did you SEE that button?!
I even found some dragonfly buttons that are cast in an amber colored enamel. If there is enough demand, I will go ahead and splurge on them and make some up.
I was also thinking about a line of gloves with a pair inspired by each of the Outlander books. Yes, I AM that big of a geek, thanks for asking.
Finally found the fabric I want for my Harry Potter inspired gloves. Time to break out the embroidery machine.
In the meantime, here are some of my other OUTLANDER inspired gloves, in case you need an inexpensive holiday gift, or work in a cold office, or because, you know, they’re kinda cute.
If you want to see more, there are a LOT of different colors, styles, and fabrics on my Etsy store: The Print and Plaid Co.
A good book can entertain you. A great book can change you. It can interest you in previously unthought of things. It can inspire you to try something new. It can awaken a part of your soul long slumbering.
Outlander has done all of these things for me. I picked up a pen, started gardening, renewed my interest in herbs, invested in chickens and a small coop, and now…well, now I am trying something new…
I find that sewing is comforting. And I like the creativity it offers. I like enough that I opened an Etsy store so I could share some of the things I am making.
I have serveral “Outlander” inspired items and, because I am a big geek, I am also working on some Harry Potter inspired items.
Also, in case I haven’t complained about it here, my office often feels something like the Arctic Tundra, so I have even come up with some officey looking fingerless gloves crafted from fleece so that I can stay warm enough to still type.
If you are interested, you can find these items (and more!) at my Etsy store (ThePrintAndPlaidCo). I try to have new items listed every day or so. So please check back often.
I am currently trying to figure out how to balance sewing, and writing, and working full time, and spending time with my mom as she fights cancer, and also taking kiddos to football and color guard. But I am here, and I am hanging on, and (some days) that is enough.