Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine stuff

I've been working on Valentine's Day items for my shop but the two I had finished are already sold and on the way to Oregon ... (Thank you Debra!). I'll have 2 more things for the shop, I just need to take pictures of them. The pictures in this post are of the items that sold.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Arts and Crafts for helping the people in Haiti

For those of you interested in helping out the people in Haiti ... check out they have created an Etsy shop called crafthope ( TWO days ago and have been able to raise over $7,000.00 with artists/crafters donating some of their items and putting them up for sale at this shop. I have donated a pair of baby shoes and will be donating more items as each one sells. For those of you who love to shop instead of creating please have a peek in the shop I'm sure you'll find something that strikes your fancy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Itty Bitty Bunny her name is Sweet Pea

Here she is ... she started out with short ears but as I worked on her shape she looked so much cuter as a lop bunny so here she is. I don't have her in my Etsy shop yet since I'm still working on painting her little wooden basket she will be living in! I used Merino sheep's fleece and real angora bunny fleece to make her. Her eyes are glass beads. Sweet Pea is the easiest little pet you'll ever have to take care of.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snowflake Scarf!

Finally finished this snowflake scarf I've been working on forever it seems! This time I used a darker chiffon background to show off the flakes more. I'll be putting it in my PurplePlatypus shop later today so if you're interested go and have a look. I'm working on a new design for spring, so no snowflakes but something different. As long as I can get it to turn out the way I have it in my head, which can be a challenge sometimes. I know exactly how I want it to look but getting to that look is not easy sometimes. I like to do things different then what the book tells me ... I start out following instructions or patterns and then my mind just totally refuses to follow what it says and off I go ... doing my own thing. Bad part is that if it's something I need to duplicate (like knitting another sleeve ...) "Houston, we have a problem!" since I have a dislike on writing down how I've changed the pattern and made up my own! Maybe someday they will come up with an electronic devise that can keep track of that and make my life a heck of a lot easier!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nola a Little White Sheep

Oh these are just too much fun to make! I had made an owl and a penguin, now Nola a little sheep and I'm working on a white bunny. I understand this can easily become an addiction! I have about 10 other things on my to-do list for today so the bunny will have to wait till later. Nola is in my Etsy shop waiting to be addopted into a nice home!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pink Snowflake Scarf

This seems like a never ending project! But, it's almost done ... a little bit more work adding fleece on the back, then off to the basement for the wet felting process and maybe by tomorrow I can take pictures of it and put it on Etsy! I just wish I could somehow keep the real fluffiness of the edges the way they are now like in the pictures. Unfortunately after the wet felting part it will be down a lot except for the curly locks I used they will stick up a bit. If anybody knows of a way to keep this fluffy look let me know!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ready for a Spring Fling!

I know spring still seems far away but have a look at this scarf and you'll know it's just around the corner! Just posted on Etsy so check it out, this is another one of a kind.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Brrrrr, freezing cold here in Virginia ... time for a new scarf

I could use about 10 scarfs right now and it still won't warm me up. For some darn reason I just can't get warm this afternoon. Of course having to spray paint my boards outside doesn't help getting my temperature up. I can feel it in the air .... more snow that is ... it's on the way and I can't wait till tomorrow or actually Friday morning is when it's suppose to get here, to see that carpet of snow on the ground again. We still have little heaps of snow from the last snowstorm we had a couple weeks ago so that should tell you it's been cold here in Virginia. We usually get some days of above freezing temps to melt the left over snow ... but that hasn't happened yet.

I rushed home from work this afternoon to take pictures of my felted scarf outside using the last bit of daylight. Unfortunately the pictures didn't reflect the true color of this scarf! Very frustrating since I actually got some really nice looking pictures of that scarf, except it looked like a different scarf! I then went ahead and took some pictures inside my studio with the worst light you can imagine and voila .... the color turned out this way. As my hubby explained it, the light outside was very flat today ... whatever that means. He took photography I never have, I just try different things on my own and get very excited when things turn out just the way I want them. I dislike reading camera manuals or books on lighting and how to use it properly, just not my cup of tea. I rather just risk it and pretend I know what the heck I'm doing! I must say, I was really excited when my better half made a comment to me about how nice my blog and Etsy pictures have turned out! That really means a lot to me you know.

So here is a picture of the scarf I just posted on Etsy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Alpaca and Kid Mohair Nuno Felt and Snowflakes!

I'm sad the holidays are behind us once again ... but on the other hand I'm happy we're getting back into our daily routine ... because that means .... I can finally get back into making things, yeahhhh. I made a few scarves before the holidays but didn't get the chance to take pictures of them. Today I was brave enough to hop onto our deck when I got home from work with an hour of daylight left and took some pictures but I must say after about 10 minutes my hands felt numb and the darn wind kept blowing so hard I couldn't get my scarf to hang still long enough for quality pictures. Sigh, very frustrating. I don't like to take pictures inside since those never turn out that good even with all the fancy lights we have and use for when I take pictures of the baby shoes and hats I make. Anyway, I did manage to get at least one scarf in my Etsy shop today, hopefully I can get pictures of all the other scarves in the next couple of days so I can list them.