Tuesday, October 27, 2009

These are a few of my favourite things!

I have felted a LOT of things over the years. More of late than ever before. Two very recent items are some of my very favourite of all I have created. One of them is a scarf I was oh so lukewarm to as I was laying it down to be felted and was NOT feeling inspired in the least! I had a rushed morning, and was tired and a little flustered in the beginning of the workshop I hosted on Saturday.

By the end of the day, I was relaxed, a LOT more inspired (by the lovely creative ladies who joined me in a day of bringing art to life!) and fell in love with the piece I ended up with.

Thanks for attending ladies! Here are the scarves you worked so hard on!
Mine is the purple one. I was gently suggesting a stormy sky and when I took it to a pot luck the next day, I was greeted with comments on the lightening my scarf was echoing! I was tickled that my vision was noticed!

And here is my other favourite piece. I made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday in August. It's a clutch purse and really very striking.

Creating Creating Creating!

"Bottom of the Garden" felted play scene.

My baby girl Juniper Shalom celebrated her first trip around the sun at the end of September, and I wanted to have something memorable, handmade, and special for her. Nothing store bought, nothing that could be exactly replicated.

So this is what I came up with. The rocks underneath the little cluster of Amanita Muscaria are real pebbles felted over with grey wool. The ladybug, mushroom caps, purple flowers and rocks along the stream are all needle felted. The rest was wet felted and sculpted with resists.

It's sturdy, soft, long-lasting, and I'm very happy with it. It now resides in the top of Juniper's closet until she is a bit older and can appreciate it and use it for imaginary play with some itty bitty figures I have made.
Each year I will make something else to go with it or add to it as a birthday tradition.

I am happy to take custom orders for play scenes! Something like this would sell for about $130 but I can make them a little less grand starting at around $60.