Halloween! [insert music notes here]

Halloween was so much fun! It is not only my favorite holiday, but it is the kick off to my favorite time of the year. ALL OF THE HOLIDAYS. And here in Florida – I can’t believe I’m about to say this – it got COLD. Like, I got to wear a cute sweatshirt cold. Anyway……Halloween!

I had my staff dress up for work of course, because if being the boss doesn’t lend itself to have your entire staff dress up, then I want no part of it.

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In Progress: Foxy Basket.

This basket has definitely been an adventure, to say the least. It’s had it’s ups! ……..And also it’s downs. Currently, I’m stuck in a down. I’ll get to that. On to the UPS!

The biggest, of course, is that it intrigued me to learn a new skill.
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Working with two strands was definitely intimidating, but right about after this point, it got super easy. I think the most difficult part was starting the chain, and stitching the first round. Getting it in the tiny holes was a challenge.

BUT! Practice makes perfect, and then you get this:
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AND THEN THIS
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(Cute puppy Cameo a la Meela, the pup I sit sometimes.)

Needless to say, I was pretty damn excited, and it only took me a couple of days to get to this point. As a n00b, it’s a proud, shining moment. Soon it was time to start with the red, and I couldn’t wait to start on this QT babies face. The pattern says to work in the nose at the base of the face, but I decided to leave it off so I could just make it separate like the eyes, and then stitch them on at the end.
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Isn’t it cute?! Faceless Fox is adorable.This picture makes it look a lot sturdier than it is, so that’s cool I guess. In reality, it’s floppy and slouchy, even when there is stuff in it. I’ve come up with a plan to make it work for me, it’s just going to take a couple days. Realizing what I have to do has gotten me re-upped on excitement! I’m coming up on the ears next, and they are done with one strand instead of two. I’m very curious to see if they will have more standing power than the basket itself. I may have to double up. Whatevz, lets do this shit.