Thursday, June 25, 2009
I purchased a couple bags of Alpaca fleece from one of the vendors at the Archwood Green Barn. The fleece wasn't good enough to spin they told me but I could felt with it ... so I did. I ended up making this cute little bucket bag with the gray fleece. I felted 5 smooth blue pebbles into the felt by covering them up with a piece of chiffon-type fabric to hold them in place. I made the fleece layers extra thick since the staple of the fleece was so short to make sure no thin spots occurred. I usually carry Mary Poppins style bags, not the little guys like this one but I must say I do like the way it turned out. I have plenty of fleece to make a bigger version of it for myself! If you like to purchase it I suggest you go to my Etsy store or e-mail me with questions.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I managed to make a fabric bead! I had seen them on Etsy so I tried a couple of techniques to get them to look right and hold together and voila ... I did it. This one I made using a lime-green organza fabric so it's a bit shiny. I then made a bunch of felted pebbles to go with it. I strung them all on a hemp-like cord with some smaller glass and wooden beads and put a magnetic clasp on it. It's in my etsy shop if you're interested in purchasing it. I'm making another one in blues and purple but I might keep that one for myself.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
My latest pair of soft fleece baby shoes made with the softest polar fleece. I needle felted the dots with 100% pure black alpaca fleece. I found the perfect ribbon at Joanne's covered with you got it ... lady bugs. They are for sale in my etsy shop so go and have a peek if you want to get a better look at them since I have more pictures listed on that site.