Saturday, December 17, 2011

Doll Club Christmas Party, 2011

The best part of Christmas is time spent with family and friends.  This year I'm especially grateful for my dollclub friends who have given me so much emotional and practical support during this difficult year.  Love you guys!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Needle felted Santa ornament

Doll club today - yipee! And this years Christmas present is a brown bag santa under 6".  I love to needlefelt, largely because it is fast.  I'd read somewhere to use a styrofoam ball as a base and I tried that this time.  I was not pleased with using it for the head as I found it hard to get a really smooth look to the head AND it dulled my felting needle!  Last time I try that one! I'm off now to bake brownies for the meeting.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Doll update

Between all the necessary projects, I've gotten a bit done on the doll begun in Ankie's class last month.  With all the beads, crystals and the crown, I've taken to calling him Prince Valiant.  Just a bit more work on the carriage and he'll be done.  I've got a special spot in the front hall niche picked out for his final home!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Its a Secret... but just a peek...

Love knots- felted merino wookl and lace with beaded embellishments

I've been crazy busy, but most of what I've been doing I can't show off just yet!  One of my projects has been to particpate in an ATC swap.

Night Garden 1-  wool and fabric applique on commercial felt background

 I love making these little works of art, in part because it lets me make use of practice and test pieces such as trying out an idea on the embellisher or testing colors for applique.  As the swap pieces are going to be submitted to "Cloth, Paper, Scissors," for publication, they can't be posted.  But here are a couple that won't be submitted, cuz you know I can't keep a secret!