My main focus lately besides playing Halo 4 and The Sims 3 (which I got some great expansion packs for during Black Friday sales) has been adding more items to my Etsy store, Ginger Wabbit. After seeing a need for unique washcloths I added my first set of four to the shop after hours of knitting that was so intense I split my thumb. To me the price of $20 is a bargain for something that took 4 full days of work. I will be battling the metal sticks I used to make them again soon to add another set which will be purple/white.
Another new edition that I labored over through knitting and sewing is a Amigurumi plushy pig with matching shawl and flower head piece. It is by far one of my most favorite things I've made. It was so cute watching it come together piece by piece and it looks adorable on-top of my gaming shelf. The pig can be completely customized for a reasonable price considering the top quality yarn I like to work with (the cheap stuff makes my hands bleed) and the time it takes to make the little piggies.
And finally the items that I have most recently added to the store that have been causing me endless headaches from the sounds created while making them...hand stamped metal jewelry. I have always been interested in metal stamping and smithing and thanks to Black Friday I was able to get almost everything needed to do it. The things I haven't gotten yet include gloves, goggles, ear plugs...unimportant stuff. Making these metal pieces has been really fun and I even managed to throw some knitting into it. So far I have 1 necklace, some bracelets, and cuffs to choose from. Right now I'm working with some beautiful blue and purple colored yarn and making more bases for bracelets so that there is more color variety. In the future I will be making hand sculpted wedding/engagement rings out of various metals. I might have to make a Kickstarter project soon to get pre-orders on my metal jewelry so that I'm able to make everything I want to make. Here is a tasting of what I have so far :
I'll be making another post soon when I have my pretty blue and purple items out.