I’ve managed to finish another small project: Pumpkin Man from Mill Hill.
He is stitched on perforated paper and uses Mill Hill beads and treasures. And he totally makes me want to stitch some more Halloween designs. Actually, I’m starting to get excited about Halloween this year. We are going to dress up the little man for the first time, I think. Trick or treating will be a bit difficult with his peanut allergy, but we will figure it out. (I know lots of treats are safe, but unless they are labelled as such, at 3 1/2-years old I’m not willing to risk a visit to the hospital. It isn’t worth it for a cheap candy, you know?)
I’m also excited because I got to use my hair braider, I mean cord maker for the first time.
Doesn’t this remind you of the hair braiders Conair used to make? Well, guess what:
The model number even makes me think of IGIA, a Conair sub-brand. I’m pretty sure, too, way back when, there was a Barbie that came with a doll-sized version too.
Anyway, regardless of the possible past uses for this device, it really is a fabulous cord maker. I was able to make that simple orange and black cord in the matter of a few moments, without any help. It is well worth the investment, even though I already have a manual Mill Hill corder. This Lacis one is by far much more versatile. I can’t wait to try more complex cords. Good thing I’ve been stitching ornaments all year, eh? Just don’t ask about August’s ornament… I’m still working on it, honest.