My news is that I am going back to working outside the home. I'm going to work "school hours" a couple of days a week. These would have been days when I would have been doing willow & moo work. I am not stopping willow & moo, but I'm not expanding it either. Any one who crafts for money would know how it can be all consuming. And most items that I make require multiple steps to create whether it's cutting, tying, dyeing, embroidery, stitching on embellishments, sewing. Every time I start to think about doing a market on my own, I find the thought overwhelming. So I'm going to try to balance it all. Having a job where I can work a couple of days a week with a definite amount of money frees me up to be more creative and to have more joy in what I create. This is good for everyone.
willow & moo is going to be similar to when I was doing the renovations and doing mainly custom orders. From time to time I will make things for the Etsy shop, but most of the new listings will be for custom slots. Please feel free to email me with requests too!
If you've read this far, here's some eye candy. For a while I'd been thinking about making rainbow pants, not leggings. I was pretty sure that the Farbenmix Oona pattern would give me the look that I was after. Oona pants have a slight flare at the bottom of the leg. They remind me of the Ottobre "Jump" pants. The pants are made from a French terry type fabric which contains spandex.
Mollie wanted to wear them to school today, but I told her that she would be too warm in them. I'm wondering if 25 (deg C), will be cool enough tomorrow. Then again as we head into autumn, she'll have lots of opportunity to wear them in a few weeks time.