Friday, July 29, 2011

Let's go shopping! And oh no ... the kittens are missing!!!

Who wants to go out in this heat and melt!!!??? Not me!!!! So, get comfy in your (hopefully) cool (meaning air temp and of course the other kind of cool is ok as well! ha) place and check out all these items I listed in more treasuries. Here they are:

This first one I named "Chique Munchkins" just because all the pretty items I picked really reminded me of my mom. She loves to use the word "chique" and what she means by that in Flemish is a bit above the levels gorgeous/beautiful.

Next up is "Dreams and wishes". When I made this treasury I was sitting here in front of my computer wishing for certain things to happen in the near future and voila ... a new treasury was born!

Last one for today is "Green with ivy" which is kinda funny because I really didn't mean to use that title to begin with. A lot of times I just make the treasury first and then name it once it's all put together. At first I was going to name it "Green with envy" but then I noticed the ivy picture and changed it.

Well I'm a bit sad ... I got a message earlier today letting me know that the mama cat who had her litter of 4 kittens in my mom's garage, has moved them out of the house. I haven't talked to my mom yet this message came from my brother so I will have to give mom a call first thing in the morning since it's in the middle of the night now in Belgium I don't want to wake her up! I know mama cats, especially first time mothers will move their litter around and she isn't a house cat to begin with I'm surprised she hasn't tried moving them earlier. I just hope the kittens are all safe and she will bring them back to stay with my mom who will be more then happy to have them back. Silly cat!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ahhhh, fall will be here soon ... I hope!

So today wasn't like melting hot, still a lot hotter then the way I prefer it especially for me to do my day job using spray paint ... but I managed getting it all done properly today. Even though it was hot the humidity was down which makes it easier for me to paint the boards I use for making signs. Anyway, here are some more gorgeous treasuries to share with you.

This first one is called Fall Festival by who sells Handcrafted Jewelry - OOAK designs and creations which are made by her with love and care. Glass and Lucite beaded necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches in a spectrum of wonderful colors. In this treasury she features my crocheted and fulled white pumpkin. It comes with three cute little pumpkin pins which I made from polymer clay. This treasury comes with lots of fun fall treasuries so click away and check them all out, it will be fall before you know it!

This next treasury called "Creative Comedy" by who sells vintage decor housewares, old glass, wood, metal, pottery, wall art, antique books, rustic salvage, primitive shabby painted eclectic retro kitsch atomic mid century modern collectible farm kitchen garden jewelry fashion advertising memorabilia. In other words, loads of fun things to take a look at and purchase. In this treasury she featured my needle felted fairytale pincushion. This treasury has loads of fun things to look at, I'm sure the stores behind each item will have even more fun and interesting finds so go shopping people!

Next treasury called "Gettin' your ducks in a row" by who sells handmade and vintage items are knit, sewn, crocheted or crafted byCabinLil in Montana, USA. This treasury features my needle felted duck who i still looking for a good home! If you like ducks this is a great treasury to visit and check out each shop listed.

And that's it for today's treasuries I wanted to share with you. I've been putting the finishing touches on a couple needle felted bears I made while I was in Belgium. Hopefully I can take some pictures of them this weekend so I can share them with you and put them in my store. Thanks for visiting my blog everybody, stay cool!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dream'n of fall

This heatwave is really starting to annoy me so I tried tricking my mind into thinking it's fall! Must say ... it didn't really work but the treasury still turned out alright I think.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Nonteamchallenge 41 Treasury on Etsy and Kittens at my mom's house!

I'm SOOOOOO excited ... the little stray cat we (mostly my kid I must say) kinda adopted while staying at my moms house had a litter of 4 kittens! See, we figured mom needed something to keep her busy after my dad passed away a month ago. My mom cared for my dad 24 hours a day for more then a year while he was sick with lung cancer. I realized once he was gone and my daughter and I left her house she would need something to keep her mind and hands busy and voila! This young cat appeared in her back yard so we decided to start feeding it. I realized after the first week she was expecting since most of her body was pretty lean her belly started to get bigger every day and it wasn't the food she was eating I can tell you that. Anyway, I'm kinda bummed I'm not in Belgium to see and hold the little kittens but I'm so happy the cat had her litter in my mom's basement and not somewhere outside where nobody could get to them. My mom looooooooves to take pictures so I'm anxiously awaiting to get some photos and I will definitely share them with you all.

Now back to business ... I just made this treasury for the nonteamchallenge 41 so here it is. It's based around the bright red lantern which you can find in this shop . She was the winner of last week's nonteamchallenge 40. If you want to see and read all about the nonteamchallenge you will need to go to this site . Have fun exploring all these great shops represented in this treasury.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July Treasuries and more Christmas in July Sales!

First up is a treasury named "Joy to the World" featuring my needle felted owl. This treasury was made by who sells handcrafted jewelry - OOAK designs and creations which are made with love and care. Glass and Lucite beaded necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches in a spectrum of wonderful colors. She is offering 15% OFF any purchase made until July 31, 2011 so hurry on over and visit her shop. Don't forget to visit all the other shops listed in this treasury and start your Christmas shopping early this year!

Next is a treasury called "I Smell Fall" featuring my crocheted and fulled white pumpkin pincushion. This treasury was made by who sells who makes and sells beautiful jewelry ... a shop where it's summer all year long!
Enjoy a cool 30% off through the end of July in her shop!

Next is a treasury called "Jackie-O Lantern" featuring my needle felted and crocheted pumpkin. The title of this treasury got me cracking up! Pretty smart of the curator AuntieKaren who's an Etsy buyer that doesn't have a shop but makes beautiful treasuries.

I want to thank all of the above curators for including my shop items in these lovely treasuries. It's always a pleasure finding my items amongst so many other beautiful, well crafted pieces. Please visit and comment the treasuries as well as all the shops represented, I'm sure you will find some real treasures! Especially with the sales going on this is a great month to start shopping and saving money in the long run. Thanks everybody for visiting my blog, shops and treasuries we all do appreciate it.

And finally a couple more treasuries I put together this past week. Have fun visiting some great new shops!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas In July Sale in my Bits Of Fiber Shop 40% off everything!

If you need to buy something for a baby, child or young adult this is the time to do it. I'm having a huge sale in my Bits Of Fiber shop starting this evening and it will run through the end of July, but don't wait till then to buy something as it might no longer be available. Most of my items are created using my own patterns and variations of them. I do not like to make the exact same item over and over again, I prefer to keep my creative juices flowing by changing patterns and/or yarns. So head on over to my shop and start your Christmas shopping today, come December you'll be so happy you did.
Here is the link to the sale:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wow - cool moth! Eacles Imperialis anyone?

So, these last couple of days I've had little friends visiting me just about every time I've gone outside at work to spray paint my advertising boards I make for a living. Yesterday, I almost stepped on a huge moth that was sitting on the sidewalk. I felt bad for it sitting on the hot cement so I moved it. Then today, almost in the exact same spot there it was again ... except it wasn't back, this was the same kind of moth but a different one. I noticed the markings on this one were different from the one I saw yesterday. So, I moved this big fellow as well except I did take some pictures of it and decided to look him up when I got home. At first I thought it was a leaf moth but the correct name for this one is Eacles Imperialis or in plain English, an Imperial Moth. You can read all about it here: I'm not sure if this is a male or a female moth. I've submitted my photos and question to that website and I'm awaiting a reply to get my answer. I've always liked looking at moths, especially pretty and/or unusual ones like this one. I do not like having them in the house but that's because I'm worried about them getting into all of my wool items!

Thanks for visiting my site and having a look at a pretty moth. If you want to know more about them click on that site I mentioned above.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nonteamchallenge 40 treasury on Etsy

Like I said ... I'm back at making treasuries! Here is my entry for this week's challenge. I needed something bright and cheerful today ... I went back to work 2nd day back from my trip to Belgium and it feels like I'm getting a darn cold ... so I figured something bright and colorful was needed to cheer me up. Here is my entry.

Back on track ... making and sharing treasuries!

It's been awhile since I've posted treasuries but as of today I'm back with more lovely treasuries. Some made by me, others made by some very talented Etsy people who not only make treasuries but also run shops just like me and many others. Make sure you not only check out the items listed in the treasuries but also the shops of the Curator (the person who made the treasury). So here we go ...

This first treasury named "An Owl Just arrived with A Letter - Year 1" is based on the Harry Potter theme! My little needle felted owl is featured in it along with lots of other Harry Potter related items by the Curator who sells beautiful jewelry and accessories all things wondrous, magickal, fantastical and imaginatif so make sure you check out her shop.

Next is a treasury called "Fruitful BOunty" featuring my knitted eggplant baby hat. The curator of this treasury doesn't have anything for sale but she puts together some beautiful, colorful treasuries just like this one.

This last one is a treasury I put together a couple of days ago. I was drawn by the beautiful colors of blue that day with a hint of some brighter bits through out.

A Chrismissy Pincushion

I made this pincushion from a sweater I fulled in the washing machine. I embroidered it with mercerized cotton and filled it with dried rice (to weigh it down a bit), fiberfill and dried lavender. I just listed it in my Etsy shop so go and have a peak of you like to see more pictures. Thanks for looking and feel free to share!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A couple more baby hats

Just listed these two baby hats in my shop. They are both knitted with a soft acrylic yarn so they are easy to take care of and very soft. They make really cute photo props so get them now to get those Holiday pictures done in time to send to the grand parents! Go to my BitsOfFiber shop to see more photos of both of these hats. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eggplant baby hat

I've made a couple of new baby hats this past month but haven't had the chance to take pictures of all of them except of this one eggplant baby hat which I'll be listing in my shop later today. The other hats are Christmas tree hats with bobbles but you'll have to wait for those until this darn weather clears up so I can take pictures. I'm back at work now during the day making signs at Wegmans so I can only take photos of my creations when I get home after work and so far it's been raining or has rained which means I can't take pictures. Hopefully I'll be able to take them in the next couple of days so I can list all the new hats as well as the needle felted items I've made.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Violin Player for mom

This is my latest project using for a violin playing figurine I made for my mom. I've made only a couple violin players using the Powertex Lead. All the others I've made were done in the natural color powertex. For those of you who are new to my site, I make these type of figurines using the following materials: wire, kitchen foil, painters tape, rope or yarn and recycled items and fabrics I find in second hand stores. If you're interested in purchasing a figurine like this or the ones in my prior posts e-mail me with questions, I'll be more then happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the product, purchasing a figurine or even teaching a workshop on how to make them.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Three tired little dancers and a Christmas Bear

I finally finished these three figurines today. All three of these are sold but if you are interested in one please feel free to e-mail me with questions. I'm working on one more for my mom,that will be a violin player.

I also finished a needle felted polar bear pup, dressed for Christmas. He will be for sale as of next week.

Thanks for visiting.