This set of projects is coming to you SO much later than intended, but here it is and I am done. DONE, I tell you! And more importantly than my elation about the completion of this project, is the fact that I am really, really pleased with how it all came together, the array of projects, the way it looks...getting these things completed is sometimes just way more riddled with probs than one would ever know from looking at all the happy photos of the completed projects.
But enough about that! Let me tell you a little bit about this set of 15 projects (my achievement orientation rearing its ugly head again--No! 10 projects are NOT enough--15, I say!)...first off, they are all variations on 4 common themes (bunnies, jelly beans, daisies and pinwheels) and common techniques or mediums (like embroidery or making scented bean bags). What I love about this is that it allows you to get comfortable with a given design or technique--and then you can apply it again, except in a new way. For instance, the funny bunny plushie's hat becomes a cashmere baby hat--or the fruit scented jelly bean bags become flower scented lazy daisy shaped bean bags.
You can see the full array of projects above. There is lots there--everything from paper craft to embroidery to sewing to making play dough. And most of the projects can be completed in 30-90 minutes for a quick crafting fix when you need one--or, if you are like me, for a quick handmade gift at the last minute. I also love that a handful of the projects are aimed at children so you can give them some distraction while you work on the project that you actually want to make.
Spring Variations is a PDF file so it will be emailed to you. It contains complete instructions, illustrations and photos for all of the projects--as well as full sized templates. You can find the project set in my Etsy shop, here.
And, in celebration of my completion of this project, I am going to offer a little promotional give-away for several items that were the samples I made as I was designing the projects. Here's the deal, the first 15 people to purchase a copy of the pattern from my shop will be entered in a drawing for the following three items (so there will be 3 winners--one for each item):
1) My Funny Bunny Plushie Prototype (who you may fondly recall from this blog post)
2) The complete set of 4 small embroidered designs all neatly framed up in their little bamboo hoops
3) A gift set containing a jelly bean-shaped zip pouch, a mini pinwheel, a set of 2 pinwheel hairpins, an applique little bag, a Happy Flower packet of wild flower seeds, and a Lazy Daisy Lolly.
AND, because I love my readers too--even those who may not purchase a copy of Spring Variations--I am going to offer a second gift set like the one listed in #3 above for anyone who leaves a comment here about anything they damn well feel like--except you should include your email address so I can contact you in case you win and you need to leave a comment by the end of day tomorrow as I will announce the winner on Saturday. Any questions?