Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flowers Continued

Just got back from a long weekend in Georgia.  Had a wonderful time with a dear friend who flew in from Germany.  I gave her my felted flowers from my previous post.  I was nervous- I always worry when I give a gift....even more so when it is a homemade gift.  I adore homemade gifts because I can appreciate the time put into it-but not all people do.  Luckily the flowers were well received. :)  So when I came home, I spent the afternoon felting new flowers. With the intense sun, they are drying super fast.   I am having fun mixing colors and adding beads to the middle section. 

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Today I made my first set of wet felted flowers.  I had fun playing....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shibori felting..

I have been wanting to try various wet felting techniques.  After some reading, I tried my hand at what I have read is called shibori felting.  I had a stash of wool that I was not too crazy about, so I figured if I messed it up, I would not be too heart broken ( strange I know to be heart broken about wool, but I seem to fall in deep like with some of my  So here is my attempt. Interesting result....a mutated butterfly maybe. I have some new ideas floating around in my head now that I see how easy it was to manipulate the wool.  Off to play some more....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Some of my favorite things...

The past 5 days have been filled with shopping in my favorite antique/vintage stores.  I have added to my many collections.  I love finding that perfect item that has been used lovingly over the years to add to my home. I took some pictures and created a collage of some of my favorite collections.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I was inspired by Suzanne's post, at Hooked On Felt, about her pod hanging in her garden.  I could not make up my mind on the colors, so I used my bag of wool scraps.  It's a pretty large bag and I think I got a little carried away with the size of my pod.  Mind you, I had no idea how to make one of these, but I figured all I could do was try......I used a ton of old plastic shopping bags for the resist.  I balled them into the shape I wanted and then taped them into a solid using packing tape.  I love how it brings a colorful spot to an otherwise shady spot in the garden.  It felt good recycling pieces of wool that are bits and pieces from projects that I have made while learning about this thing called felting.......

Monday, June 14, 2010

Well I think I just may have worked out the need to make these wallet sized pockets.  I have one more drying and then I think I will need to try something else. :)  I do love all of them!  Every single one of them has taught me something about working with wool.  The cream one with the neps was the worst to make.  I really tried to get them to incorporate into the wool better than they did.  My daughter made me the button on it so I will always cherish it!  I have some more wool on the way, and am excited to get it and have new colors to play with!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vacation time!

School is out!  Yipppeee!!  I think I am worse than a child....but oh how I love my summers.  I save all year so I can afford to have my summers off.  I love spending this time with my kiddos AND recharging my energy for the next school year.  I have a million and one projects planned :)  I'm sure I'll finish a few of them.  I am itching to get started.  Off to order more wool..ha, like I need it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Busy time of year...

Wow, it's already June!  Six more days of school for me-it's such a crazy time of year.  I have been felting, just not posting much. I have been making wet felted pockets. These are made from romney, corridale,some silk, and  neps. I love the size because they are so versatile.  They fit I phones, IPODs, cell phones, and are the perfect size for many other items that end up at the bottom of my purse.  I still am deciding the color of button for the middle pocket....might pick a mother of pearl one......The other pictures are from my water lilies and one from a rain lily that resides next to my pond.  The warm water is allowing my water lilies to bloom like crazy!