Saturday, September 25, 2010

The calm before the storm

It's been quiet here.. home alone for 10 days. I have enjoyed the time and have been felting up a storm. Peace Felt has happened and I know next year the circle will be larger, the new connections into the weave of our lives and makes us richer!

So my current project

starting to take shape! Back to the studio, need to clean up before..

Monday, September 20, 2010

Jacket finished

Another Jacket is done. The silk caps from Outback Fibers kept all the color! Thank you Jill!

close up of the flowers

The inside of the jacket

try as I might there are places where the silk just had a mind of its own!

Peace Felt has arrived

A delight waiting on my bench 

Little humming birds

A heart with outstretched hands

Peace to keep me warm on a chilly night!

Thank you Cristina

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Outback fibers have arrived

I went upstairs to my studio to work but after about 30 mins I left, not real inspiration at the moment.. Then the doorbell rang and Jill's fibers arrived! yippe!!
Here is what I got
silk caps pre felt  and the wonderful sampler of all her merino colors.
Now I am inspired back upstairs I go!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scarf Today

I layout a scarf today. I am home alone just Kasidy and me and it's kind of quiet.  I have the scarf on the rolling machine, 2nd time. I will open it 2 more times before it is done...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Reward and a shopping spree!

I have been getting alot done... and if I need something in a week, she will be gone for a few days.. so I went shopping and got some silk caps, some silk, some wool and I can wait for the box by the door! Now the trick is a need to use some of the stuff I already have too!

Is a fiber addiction really that bad?

Jacket Finished

Silk lined jacket is finished. I think I like them better with the silk lining, a bit more work..

I am disappointed with the silk flowers which lost their color and took on the blue from the background. I guess I will have to dye my own silk caps! but first I will try some of Jill's outback fibers silk caps cause I just don't have time to start a dye project!

Blue and Purple

I just put a jacket onto the felt rolling machine.  It's a wonderful Celtic Moon Princess, sure wish I could have gotten the Empress but the baby was all that my budget could take! I do so love this machine. As I was working my jacket I have a slightly blue tint to my hands.. why.. the dye is comming out of my felt!  The blue is not too bad but my silk caps!!!! ahhhhh They were such a wonderful lilac color and now I am scared to look as they look to me as they are loosing the color! The colors at the fiber festivals always look so good, but they don't always stay that way!! So the mystery color of the final caps we will see. Rolling Rolling Rolling keep your felt a rolling felt on!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Here is the Dancing Sister Ottoman

I love the fringe!
Neill said it's my Spring Ottoman

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day weekend felt

I made a small ottoman for Neill to put his computer on and store it in when he is not using it.

   The lid opens.

Here is the latest Jacket

The front is almost done.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jacket Lining and Art Show ramblings

After my morning ride, I started another Jacket, this one will be lined with silk.  I have the lining and the jacket stitched together. I have begun the design on the front and now I have taken it as far as I want to work dry. Stopped working on it to go do my Visiting Angel thing. I hate to call it work because I like this old couple so much!  I saw the artist call for the Scottsdale Arts Festival, it's in March 2011.. I am thinking about applying. Its just so much money and there is another feltmaker. Its only 30.00 to apply, so maybe I will try to do it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010