Saturday, January 29, 2011

Handsome Models and Heaps of Orders

Hunter and Cavan usually aren't the most willing of models. Yesterday I bribed them with letting them stand on the table to model this hoodie and they were both game. The hoodies seem to be a hot item! This one sold just a few minutes after I posted a picture of it on facebook and requests for two more just like it came in soon after. This week I need make five hoodies in a variety of sizes and colours.

Also this week I need to fill an order for a pair of baby booties all in rabbit fur. Then I will be waiting for a wolf to arrive in the mail to fill an order for wolf mitts! I am pretty excited about those. I have yet to sew with wolf and it should be interesting to see if they turn out as fluffy as the lynx mittens did.

This week I received a book I had ordered quite a few weeks ago titled, "How to Sew Leather, Suede and Fur" and after just a quick look through it I am already eager to try some new techniques. My ideas are always well past my abilities, but I am learning bit by bit mainly through trial and error. I have to say that the fur Trapper's Hats, after hat number four, are looking very finished. I had a number of suggestions from a friend on how to make it look better and they all worked (thanks Jilly!). The lynx hat has already sold and is on its way to Ontario and I am just waiting to hear back from someone else about a beaver hat.

So another busy week ahead for me and my sewing room!


Crazy grin:

I love how these look from the back:

Hunter was in love with it and was asking if he could keep it.
Don't worry- he has not been neglected- he has a lovely grey one already!

3 comments:

Lesley said...

your sewing is amazing!!! I'm not surprised you have so many orders!

Kane Augustus said...

Wow! You have a lot of creative ability. Your work is quite beautiful.

Cheers!
Kane

Anonymous said...

Great work Kara, your very talented!
The mukluks are they what they were out side in the winter?

Shannon