Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I whipped up a pair of booties last night and thoroughly enjoyed TV as I didn't have to count or pay attention to what row I was on. And they came out perfect!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I had just ordered a large box of wool and it was delivered on time and with no back orders. There is nothing more exciting to me than opening up that box when it comes.
But, as I sat there surrounded in beautiful shades of pinks, blues and greens, nothing jumped out at me. So, I set the yarn aside and waited. And waited. Two days later, I picked up my hook and jumped in. About half way through, I tore it all apart, put the wool aside and waited. And waited some more.
Then it dawned on me, that I was just trying too hard. I told myself to concentrate on color and shape. So, hook in hand I just chose yarn that I liked and worked it up focusing on shape, not necessarily design. The results:
I think we just need to return to basics sometimes to get the motivation going again. ♥
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This bowl is made with both wet felting (fulling) and needlefelting techniques. I have tried to capture the carefree days of summer.
I am also inspired by flowers. Although I do not have the greenest thumb on the block, I do love flowers. In fact, I love them so much that I don't even try to grow that many as it really comes down to how long can they last before I kill them. I just can't be that cruel. But, I love to add them to my designs.