Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I am making a purse out of a wool sweater. You cut the sweater body beneath the sleeves. Wash in very hot water. Strips are cut out of the sleeves- I sewed them in a roll. Then dry felted the hearts on with Wool fibers. I sewed bottom up, now I need to turn inside out and sew corners which I will post. Then sew handles on. I will then line the purse. I believe they hold their shape better lined.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Over the weekend I went to a fiber fest with friends. I had been looking at felting wool- I've done the water method. Now I wanted to learn the dry method- that you do with needles. They had tons of fiber art at the festival. Wool by the ton just about in every color imaginable. I haven't spun for a long time. I have a drop spindal, but not a wheel- they are very expensive. I pointed out one to dh and said here is my Christmas present--- no takers--- lol. I try to talk him into a cute angora bunny too-- he just told me add it to his list--no smile, guess I lost that one. These needles are really sharp ---- good weapons, you wouldn't want to sass your ma when she had one of these in her hand. They had hats they'd made this way- really neat ones--- I didn't bring my camera. Here are my first things I made- 2 rabbits were made by felting inside cookie cutters, then I cut ears, legs in half to make the look like real rabbits. The flower was free formed. There is the needle I used by the flower. first picture is piece of fiber. I haven't quite learned how to edit my photos with gimp yet to make the clearer. I have to talk to my teacher- ds .
The Red Room is my youngest son old room, at first when he painted it - I thought yikes, but it has grown on me. Now that he has moved out it is now my craft room, I sew and rubberstamp-mostly. I do some fiberart. I have quite a collection of stuff, the room is small so it is packed. Oh check the ugliest doll out on top the shelf.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
The picture of these cookies isn't so great. Everybody loves these--- that is if you like coconut.
1 bag of unsweetened coconut (health food store) sweetened will work.
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
mix- put in freezer 2-4
Spray cookie sheet very well. bake cookies at 350 for 12min. til golden tipped.
-Opt- drizzle chocolate over them and sprinkle on crushed almonds.