Saturday, May 30, 2009

Little Ballerina

Another favorite figurine, my Little Ballerina. My Violin Girl arrived in Belgium last week and has found a great spot on a mantel. She seems to be a big hit which I'm glad about. Kinda crazy, I realized ... the material she's made out of called Powertex comes from Belgium. It was shipped to Maryland here in the US, so here I am making figurines with it in Virginia which I ship back to Belgium to a customer! What a crazy world it is these days. Talking about Belgium ... I will be going for a visit to see my family in July. It's been 4 yrs since I've been home so it's about time. My parents haven't seen my kid in 5 yrs, which didn't seem that long ago but looking at pictures she certainly has changed alot in the last 5 yrs I'm sure my parents will be in for a shock when they see her. Back to my Little Ballerina .... I will be making one to take back to Belgium, hopefully she will find a good home there. I'll take pictures when she's finished.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Nuno Felt Wrap

One of my latest projects. A nuno felted scarf/wrap with a crocheted mohair border. I had found a very pretty silk scarf which had many different colors of blues and white mixed in between so I decided to use the nuno felt technique on it using a variegated merino fleece which I had purchased in Australia. I also used some tussah silk and curly mohair locks which I felted on top of the silk. I still had a skein of beautiful blue mohair yarn which matched it very nicely so I used it to crochet the border around it.

If you're interested in purchasing it please visit my etsy store where it's listed.