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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Macrame Gnome Earring File and Cancer Update

 


Hello all!  Sorry I haven't posted in a few days but I've been busy creating some new earring files to list in my Etsy shop.  I made these adorable macrame Santa earrings and they'be been really popular.



So I decided to make a set of gnomes too and I think they turned out pretty stinking cute!  The file is set up to score the gnome's nose and the bottom of his hat.  This makes painting easy!  you can peel the masking off the part you are painting and you don't have to worry about going outside of the lines because the rest of the masking is still in place.  You can really get creative with the hat and paint or engrave a design in it.  I'm thinking a heart for Valentine's Day, snowflake for Christmas, shamrock for St. Patrick's Day, etc.  These really aren't my style but macrame earrings are really trending (think Boho).  

I used white embroidery floss for these and cut them to about 5 inch lengths.  Each section has 3 strands of embroidery floss, doubled when you make a larks head knot for each section.  I just made these for display purposes but if you are going to wear/sell them (and why wouldn't you?), you would probably want to put a dab of glue on the back of each knot so they don't come undone.

Also, this may be the last post for awhile because next Tuesday (Dec 1st) I will be having surgery to remove the tumor and a big section of my colon/rectum.  I met with the surgeon last week and he stated the surgery could take up to 6 hours.  They are going to try to do it robotically but if they run into complications they will have to open me up.  Obviously I would prefer robotically because there will be smaller incisions and easier recovery.  Hoping for the best!  I will be in the hospital for 3-5 days and due to Covid I can't have any visitors!  Once they wheel me into the OR, I won't see my family again until they pick me up at the front door 3-5 days later.  I have to say, I am a little terrified.  I'm not afraid of the surgery or even the pain.  I am worried that the recovery will take too long and I won't enjoy Christmas.  But it needs to be done and I will be glad to have it behind me.

Ok, now for the reason you are all here, the freebie.  I have had a few comments on facebook that some people cannot download my files.  I would suspect it is because your browser is blocking it.  It is a direct download from Google Drive.  If you cannot download it, please try allowing pop-ups or try a different browser.  Hopefully that will allow you to download them!




If you don't have a Glowforge but would like to make these cute earrings, I sell the blanks in my Etsy Shop.

I also sell the Santa wood blanks!


Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

GothamEyes said...

Hope you are doing ok. ;) best wishes.

Amir Husen said...

thank you