Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy October

   Fall is finally here and I could not be happier. This is my favorite time of year. When I was younger it was because that's when my birthday was but now I really appreciate all the leafs turning, the smell of wood smoke in the air and snuggle under blankets. I was in Maine last week for a friend from college's wedding and it was simply gorgeous. We stayed at this little bed and breakfast in Hallowell and it was simply amazing. The best part was getting to be a part of my friends wedding memory and catching up will all of my friends, some of whom I hadn't seen in over 2 years!
   While I was there I was able to give my friend her birthday gift. I will make my friends anything but my 1 condition is that they have to wear it. Otherwise that's all they'll get from me and I will just buy them a book. This friend, Amanda, is one of my biggest fans. She still wears the stuff I made her in college. Not that college was that long ago, but my skills have greatly improved. She's bought 2 items from my shop this year for other people, so she's getting my name out and she put up a post about my shop on her facebook wall which meant a great deal to me. The past 2 years I have made her something for/around her birthday. Last year, a striped and spiked hat in out school colors and this year, my first cowl in her favorite color. I managed it get some great pictures of it too. While I was shopping for dresses for my friends wedding I kept noticing this color block trend:

So I incorporated it into my cowl. Here are the pictures of the cowl and my friend Amanda:

I loved the way it turned out. My next project is to make one in grey and purple for her sister! Happy October!