Saturday, February 27, 2010

Meet Rosie ... she will travel in style!

And indeed she will ... travel in style to move in with you ... in her own little wicker suitcase. I'm getting a kick out of making these bunnies ... they are just too much fun to make. I have a ceramic one sitting by my front door so when I saw it I thought .... hmmm perfect model for a needle felted one. If you want to see more pictures ... visit my Etsy shop where I got her for sale.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm on a roll now ... felted earrings are next ...

I made a bunch of felted beads last year and started making these earrings again. They always were a big hit in Australia where I used to make and sell bracelets out of these beads. Hopefully they will be liked here as well!

Mohair wrap

OK, I'm going to part with it ... I figure I might as well ... I have plenty of mohair yarn in a different color which I personally prefer over the one I used for this scarf/wrap so I'm going to make one for myself to keep ... probably won't need it this winter but it will be ready by next winter.

This one will be in my Etsy shop later today.

Yeahhhh, another project finished ... Pink slippers

I crocheted these infant/toddler slippers months ago. I tossed them into the hot laundry and that was it ... they sat on a shelf in my cabinet and every time I saw them I realized I had to do something with them, they needed something added so I finally sat down and crocheted a bunch of little flowers. At first I was going to put 3 of them (pink, red and white) in a bouquet and put them on the front part of the slipper which I did but it just looked too heavy for the dainty shape they have. These are made to fit more like a sock compared to a slipper. So, I've ended up just putting a flower on the top and a flower on the ankle which looked the prettiest of all the different ways I tried to decorate these. I just put them in my Etsy shop so if you're interested go and have a closer look at them. I did put some anti-slip on the bottom to prevent slipping.

I also just finished a big mohair scarf/wrap which I still need to take pictures of so I better get going, couple more projects that need my help!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

More projects ....

With the melting of all this snow we've had I have the urge to complete a million projects I've had sitting around for days, weeks ... and a couple of them even months! Maybe it's the coming of spring that got me feeling that way, out with the old ... in with the new. I haven't been felting much this past winter just because I have everything set up for it in my basement .... except it's not that warm down there and I have no running water down there yet. That's hopefully going to be one of my dear husbands projects for this coming summer so I will be spending more time down there to work on some of my wet-felting projects. I've been wanting to test out some other ideas I've had wiggling around in my head lately but I definitely need a sink and water for that. I had planned on getting to learn how to spin this winter .... well do I need to say more .... that didn't happen ... yet! Been too busy doing other things so that's still on my "wanting to learn" list. Have a happy day everybody.
I finished this little square top baby beret the other day, it's in my PurplePlatypus store on Etsy if you want to see more pictures of it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How about an Easter Basket or use it as a flower basket in a wedding

My latest project ... wasn't too sure what this was going to look like when I started it so I let it evolve ... once I was done crocheting it I decided to full it in the machine to make it stiffer. It turned out ok except it needed something else to make it jump out a bit ... so I embroidered some flowers on it. I think it makes for a very cute Easter basket ... could also make a very pretty flower basket for a wedding.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Digging out and saving lives ...

I just can't believe all this snow we've been getting here in Virginia. Like my kid said, I think this makes up for the 4 years we didn't get any while living in Australia and I must agree we both love the snow. My dear husband can do without it, he rather live in shorts and T-shirts 365 days a year. I'm so proud of him, he worked his tush off during that first real big one (snow storm that is) at the Warrenton Fire Department, saving people's lives is what he does best. Just like I need to get my creative talents out and about making things he puts on his gear and jumps into a fire truck or ambulance to save lives and houses. I know I couldn't do what he does, he's my hero who I love to share with the world around me ... you never know when you might need him

Monday, February 1, 2010

Felted Earrings and a Wall Plaque

I just realized I have about 6 pairs of earrings I made and need to take pictures of to put in my shop. Took these today ... more to follow in the next couple of days ... or weeks ... we're suppose to get more snow tomorrow and more on the w/end! Yeahhh, love watching the snowflakes dance out of the sky, only problem is that I take my pictures outside and with it snowing that just doesn't get done. But at least I have this pair to show you. Also a mixed media wall hanging I made and put in my Etsy shop. I'm working on a wine bottle cozy ... hope to finish it this evening so I can hopefully take some pictures of it tomorrow ... snow or no snow!