Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in Review....

Wow! This year has flown by!  I have had so many great experiences.  And it truly has been a year of learning.
I learned how to knit, weave on my tri-loom, and spin.  I opened up an Etsy shop, and have met so many wonderful people who are as crazy as I am about fiber.  My family has been so supportive of all of my new endeavors, and rarely complain when the kitchen table is piled high with dyed fibers, or if the house once again smells of vinegar from a marathon dye session.  On the personal front, I have had ups and downs, but my family has been with me through it all, and for that I love them even more!
Learning to spin......

And........the best fiber babies!
Piper my Giant French Angora and Challenger my Rose Grey Alpaca.
Here is wishing all of you a wonderful 2012!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fluffy flowers.....

Mohair and wool wet felted flowers.  I am working on these fluffy little flowers.  The bloom portion are mohair that I dyed from a dear friends animals, and the wool is some domestic wool that I dyed up ages ago to use for the stems of my wet felted flowers.  The fuzzy look of these flowers make me super happy.  I am FINALLY enjoying some time off from work.  I LOVE my class this year, but have felt bogged down by the politics of the education system, and was thankful for this break to recharge and spend some quality time with my own kiddos---who aren't such kiddos anymore!  My oldest DD finished her 1st semester of college, and we could not be prouder of her!  My 15 yo, is enjoying the break from high school and has been sleeping in daily! Off to get that dinner finished!  Happy Felting!