Friday, 18 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
This is my felted Christmas tree - Im really pleased with it. Its seamless, felted over a resist, I scattered twinkling angelina fibre all over it before felting & some cerise sari silk fibre to give a tinsel type effect. I wound the ribbon around it to hang my phone charms from - thought it was a different way of displaying them.
My lovely husband customized a wooden towel rail for me. Its a good job that he had, it enabled me to go UP with my display.
Hope you are all enjoying the run up to Christmas :o) TTFN
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Ive made about 12 of these so far. Im doing a Christmas craft fayre in about 3 weeks and am wondering whether to make some more? What do you guys think? I havent listed them on etsy as yet... as you`ve probably guessed its on my `to do` list :o) which gets longer every day - isnt it supposed to get shorter?
For more fibrey goodness check out Fibre Art Friday on Alpaca Farm Girls Blog
Take care & have a good weekend :o)
Sunday, 15 November 2009
I brought these from Forest Fibres and I have to say that like everything else Ive ever brought from them - Im thrilled! Forest Fibres have always had excellent customer service too, Ros is really helpful & knowledgable.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Im REALLY pleased with how it turned out & Keiara was thrilled to bits :o) I LOVE doing work for Keiara, she tells me what she wants & lets me go for it....fortunately we must be on the same wavelength cos she has loved all of her bits `n pieces so far.
Im waiting for things to arrive in the post now; fibre, beads, business cards (I cant wait to see them - Ive ordered MOO mini cards) my fingers are itching to get felting, but I cant do the projects I want to do cos Im waiting for the posty... never mind means I finish some UFOs.
Have a great weekend folks
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Im off to whip up a quick lunch for myself & get down to working on my etsy shop. HOPEFULLY tomorow I shall be posting more about what Im upto there :o)
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
First up - the wraps...
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
If you look closely you will see a shoal of fish, swimming through a current of lighter coloured water...
All but one fish, who is `going his own way` swimming against the current
The fish are made from small pieces of VERY chunky homespun which I have felted in between the layers of the felt to give the feeling of depth, the fish are nicely raised & textural. The handle is made from several of my own handspun fancy yarns with a couple of strands of turquoise rattail cord. I used vintage pearls, from a broken necklace, to embellish the cuff & they are incorporated into one of my yarns in the handle.
Monday, 5 October 2009
Ann & Judy working away
Friday, 2 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
This little lovely is my very first entry into an etsyFAST challenge, Septembers theme is SONGS. This one is inspired by `I want you` by Savage Garden (follow the link to see the music video on youtube)
Ooh I want you, I dont know if I need you
But ooh Id die to find out
Anytime I need to see your face
I just close my eyes and I am taken to a place where your crystal mind and Magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic a cherry cola
This is my `Days of Embers` scarf. Ive also made an Indigo blue version, and lovely violet/purple which hasnt been listed yet (Im thinking of a name for it...)
And apart from my productive felting week, work & poorly wee-ladie; we had a wonderful evening on Thursday!
We`re getting her a parachute jump for her 70th :)
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Felt bracelets, bangles & cuffs - some are embroidered, some beaded, some have silk fibres felted in for decoration - every one is individual.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Woodland Wrap on etsy; gorgeous greens - I love it!
Having a bad hair day!
Thursday, 10 September 2009
This is really exciting! The United Nations declared 2009 the `Year of the Natural Fibre`.
The last couple of weeks I have been up to my elbows in red, yellow& orange fibre :o) I`m working on jewellery & phone charms to give to family & friends to wear on the big day... I have created a gorgeous wrap for myself - which I love so much that I promptly created 2 more (in different colours) to go in my etsy shop. I havent managed to take many photos yet but will post them asap.
Monday, 7 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Wave watching on Polzeath Beach
From the seaward mouth of Merlins Cave
I love Tintagel - some of the shops are quirky & nice, but for me, by far the best thing about Tintagel is the coastline/scenery. Theres a lot of very steep walking, but its all worth while - it is one of those places which just soothes the soul! For the first time I managed to clamber all the way through to the other side of Merlins Cave & OH MY it was so worth it! Beautiful, awesome and so peaceful (yes, thats my lovely hubby standing to the side of the picture :)
Overlooking the Severn Sisters rock formation.
Looking rather wind swept - this was the only day my hair wasnt braided; it was like a rats nest come evening it was so tangled!
We went on a cruise aboard the Jubilee Queen around Puffin Island - unfortunately we didnt see Puffins as they leave by July...we`re planning to do it again earlier in the year so that we can see them. We did see grey seals though :) We also visited Trebarwith Strand for the first time and I got the strongest feeling that Ive been there before. I came home & asked my parents whether we went when I was a child - but we didnt. So strange - I KNOW Ive been there before, I can remember walking barefoot across the sea-smoothed rocks at the entrance to the beach - it was so familiar... in a past life maybe?! Strange but true.
I got lots of inspiration for felting projects while I was away. The kids go back to school a week from Monday, so it`ll be back to work for me too `Felt-a-hoy`.
Ive just been reading Keiaras blog and Im devastated!!! Keiara if only I hadnt been on holiday I could of met up with you... Stourbridge is a 10 minute drive from my house!
I luuuurve the Desert Tree necklace that Keiara has made for me! Its SO beautiful (you clever lady)! It is intended as a special birthday present - if I can bear to part with it... thank you sweetpea xxx
Well, thats about all for now, hope you are all well - thank you for following my blog :)
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Rachael doesnt want me to post photos of her rug yet. BUT, a couple of days ago she set herself up, out on the deck in the sunshine, with a bowl of warm soapy water and a couple of handfulls of fibre - a little while later, after she had sewn on the ears and tail she had a lovely little mouse! At the moment he is one of the blind mice from the nursery rhyme, but she might add eyes when we find just the right beads for the job :o)
I think he`s adorable!
So, that what the kids have been doing! Of course, I havent managed to get much done myself, but its nice to spend plenty of family time, just chillin`... pottering around etc. We`ve had quite a few bake days and gardening too. Infact I`m going to show you our `bean tree` I`ve never seen runner beans get this big - they HUGE. They are growing up a willow obelisk, as they kept going up & out we had to add extra withies so they had something to hold onto. I recon theyre about 9 feet tall. Some of them, once they had reached the end of the sticks drooped down for a couple of feet - then grew back up themselves!
It looks a bit like a Darlek from Doctor Who in disguise!
Take care of yourselves