Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meet Dora - Needle felted bird and a watersnake!

We went to Berkley Springs yesterday in WV. Hadn't been back there since before we moved to Australia. Not sure if it was the smartest thing to do ... going to bath in 102 degree water! ... we just about melted hanging out in the roman baths but we did feel really clean after wards. My Belgian visitors really enjoyed it since they've never done anything like this. When we were done with the baths we took a stroll through town and walking along the stream they spotted a watersnake! They took some pictures (have to download them so I can't show you a picture yet) and were pretty amazed to see a snake in town. Only 2 more days and they will be flying back to Belgium. I'll miss having my best friend around, that's for sure!

I had started this little bird a couple of weeks ago and finally finished it. She will be at the market today. These birds are so much fun to needle felt, I guess because they are so many different kinds of birds anything goes really. I make some to kinda match what the real bird would look like but it's also fun to just make up one of my own and still have them look like a bird.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New pair of baby booties and another hat

I've been playing around with this pattern I made up and I think I'm happy with the way these turned out. I can move the closure band to a different spot on the booty for a different look and they would still look cute. I found that with crocheting baby booties crocheting one row at a time and switching back and forth between the 2 booties is the best way to make them if you want them to be exact duplicates. I never liked following somebody's pattern I always like to make up my own ... only bad thing about that is that I never write things down so I have to go back and count stitches over and over again and try to remember what I did! So, by crocheting 1 row at a time on each booty it makes it easy to make them match. And this time ... I did write it down.

The little yellow hat is knitted in acrylic yarns so it can be tossed in the washing machine.

Both of these will be in my shop on Artfire next week sometime.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I put all my scarves in my Etsy shop ON SALE so hurry up and order one now. Not sure how long this sale will go for ... depends on how the sales will go I guess. Any NEW scarfs added to the shop will be priced at regular prices so if you want a good deal on a scarf you've had your eye on I suggest you order it soon. Going to the market this Sunday where I will be offering the sales prices as well so no guarantees the scarf you've been eyeing will still be available come Monday. All my scarves (and everything else) in my shop are one of a kind items. These make lovely Christmas gifts or just a gift to yourself to keep you warm and cozy with style! Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BABY ITEM SALE! 3 Days only!!!

I just put everything in my BitsofFiber shop on on sale for 15% OFF! So hurry up and go have a peek. Start shopping for those Christmas presents early this year. With the economy the way it is better to spread out the purchases over a couple of months. Looking for a present for a new born or a grand baby make sure you don't miss out on this sale. Sale is on for 3 days only ... started this evening and will run up till 8 pm on Saturday, August 28th. Sunday my shop will be closed as I attend the farmers market so no procrastinating on your part as items might sell on Sunday and not be back in my online shop on Monday.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Double Trouble - Needle felted Owl and Bird

Meet Hali the white owl and Kiri the colorful bird. Owl is needle felted with Corriedale fleece and some Merino while I used Llama for the bird's body with a bit of silk fibers and some colorful merino as well. Feet are made out of wire, eyes are glass and beaks are polymer clay. Will be listing them in my PurplePlatypus shop later today with lots more pictures of them if you like to get a better look.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pumpkin Season not too far away!

I figured I better get a head start this year on knitting some pumpkin beanies. So here is one I just finished and listed in my BitsofFiber shop on

Be on the look out for a couple more felted critters in the next week or so!

Kinda crazy around the house these days ... trying to fix the guest bathroom before my visitors from Belgium show up the middle of August but we keep running into problems which keeps delaying getting things fixed up. We took out the tile and the subfloor but discovered that we might have to remove the sink and the cabinet since it was built on top of the darn tile! Grr, kinda frustrating since we hadn't planned on taking that all apart. My hubby is going to try to saw the tile along the cabinet so we won't have to move it .... not so sure if it will work ... well it might work ... just a bit worried as to how it will look like when he gets done with it! :0)