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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunflowers to Brighten the Day

Missed my usual weekly post - I've been under the weather with some sort of sinus/respiratory problem but I did manage in between resting to play a little. Sunflowers are always welcome and cheerful in the garden. We can't have any living in the woods but a few weeks ago, when I was preparing for our "French" dinner, I found the most gorgeous bunch of the very sturdy smaller variety in the grocery store of all places and they inspired this imaginary garden. Although you can't see them easily in the picture, the flowers are surrounded by green stitched leaves. The background was wet felted, then machine needle felted and stitched before being wet felted once again. It was difficult to capture the color on the bottom portion since it's a dreary day so I had to take the picture indoors. I'll be putting this on my Etsy store after I have a change to enjoy it a little.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Barely Enough Time!

It's been a challenge to say the least but I've finished four cuffs, two pins, one neckpiece, one belt and one quite large felt. They are finally ready to add to the Etsy store. I'm really pleased how they turned out - I hope you like them as much as I do.

The felted and stitched yellow wool and silk cuff has a mother of pearl buckle closure.
This fancy felted neckpiece has a felted button closure, is lined with silk and edged with curls

The blue cuff is finally finished too with a felt button.

This is a rather large and sturdy felt with butterfly markings - suitable for a small rug or for cutting to make a fabulous bag.

How about a belt to fancy up those blue jeans - stitched detail and a mother-of-pearl buckle.

Another blue wool bracelet with red roses and edged with curls. Felt button closure.

As promised, the first of my destashing of my trunk show - a fancy bag with silk ribbons and wool curls.