For the first time ever, I'm doing a collab with a couple of other Collage ladies -- it has been so much fun to put together! Great because it took the pressure off to come up with a complete ~something~ on my own (at a pretty busy time of the academic year), and because these other ladies make such beautiful and nifty things, and it gets the creative juices flowing again --
Annette is a fabulous knitter and felter and doll maker, and we put together my amigurumi pals with her adorable pouch--
And Julie is another fabulous knitter who often works with vintage textiles. She did this beautiful stocking with some lovely lavendar wands and crocheted face scrubbies, and I added my soaps, bath salts and sachet. The fabric for this sachet precipitated the 'help! there's fabric stuck in my printer" post some time ago :)
We all had a grand time last night trickortreating with Ellie, Ollie and friends! Their street is friendly and people really go in for spectacular displays. When Eve was offered the opportunity to wear her chicken costume to tonight's All Saints service, she said "yeah! go get candy!" so clearly she has sussed out the trickortreat protocol. There was no nursery so I set the kids up in the "Choir Corral" (the choir area by the organ) with a picnic. Needless to say, it was wild, and the kids were really very good, but this was asking alot of them... past bedtimes and everything. While I was directing the (anglican chant) psalm, I tried to shush the kids, and the basses thought I was shushing them -- eeek! Multitasking can backfire, you know! So now we're home and little ones are in bed, and I'm glad we have an extra hour tonight.