Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hand Felted Acorns







After all the hikes we have taken the last month.....well, lets just say I have at least 5 pockets worth of acorn hats. So, I decided to teach my kids how to hand felt wool roving. I tried this last year but, it seemed their attention and hand strength just wasn't there yet. This year we had a blast working on this project together! Of course, they had a hard time giving up the felted ball to the acorn hat. We used them on our fall nature table so they can visit them when ever they like.
I am teaching myself how to needle felt for some of my toys that I make. With the help of Youtube and blogs I think I got it! For this project I am using black wool and was able to find some from an etsy seller that lives here in KY. The wool came yesterday.......sheared from a black sheep but has some white strands mixed in because of the sheep's age. Much better than dyed wool. Can't wait to get started!!!



Saturday, October 24, 2009

WOW.....


I was a little confused when I received a number of "convos" today in my etsy store. I was getting these really awesome compliments and wasn't sure how they found me? After some checking a craftcult.com I found that I was on the front page of etsy today. It has been a while since I have been there so it was a nice surprise!! The treasury was really beautiful.....fall colors perfect for this amazing fall day! Thanks for all the thoughtful compliments!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hematite Lake : LBL Kentucky











These are some shots from a recent visit we had with my friends Patrick and Tonia plus Adrian their sweet boy. We spent a day out at Land Between the Lakes, which happens to be in our backyard! Before our hike at Hematite Lake we spent some time driving around the elk and bison range. It was so nice to catch up with old friends........we went to grad. school together in AZ and have not seen them in about five years. Can't wait to visit them in Alabama!!






Sunday, October 11, 2009

Update on the Crafty Bastards Show





Week late but, I have tons of excuses.....I will get to them in the coming days. For now, I should say that I (we) had an amazing time in Washington, DC at the Crafty Bastards Show and more! Couldn't have asked for a better day! There were clouds in the sky and the sun was shining in and out through the day. The show was very very busy.......I was excited to meet Jen from indiefixx.com and Daniellexo from the Etsy Admin. plus all the great customers and admirers of little ol' me. It was actually very amazing to meet so many people who had already checked out my work on etsy! Everyone helping out the vendors were so nice and helpful and made my day when they brought me lunch by Whole Foods, delicious! My only regret.......since I was working solo all day I didn't have a chance to walk around and met other vendors or check out all the cool stuff--bummer.


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