Monday, December 13, 2010

Here at The Pot, we felt more than just scarves!

Yes, we do! For example, this fine vessel adorned with vintage buttons. How nice to receive a living plant in a woolly package. Or a place to store your necessary bedside accoutrements. A bed for an especially loved ferret. Spoon holder. Catch all. It's sturdy and stands up but the sides and top move and mold to your needs.

Headbands slash ear-warmers slash belt for skinny chick slash neck accessory are a new venture and I've been having a lot of fun with them. I haven't gotten pictures of all of them and the cutest ones have already sold, but here are a couple.
Of course the one that started it all was the only thing I've made for myself in two years and you can see it in my profile page here and on Facebook.

The cool thing about them is they tie for the most part rather than button, so they're fully adjustable. My two year old can wear the same one I can, just gaining her longer tails.

Excuse the horrible suburban backdrop. I'm trying my hardest to change that.

Flowers! Felt flowers or is it felted flowers? hrmm... Flowers which are felted are one of my favourite things to create. I make about a dozen a week, and haven't got pictures of many at all. These go quickly each market, and they also embellish hats, purses, scarves and shawls, the headbands, etc...

This was just a bit of whimsy we got to experience one day when our swallowtails began to emerge. This one stayed around for time enough for a play with (2 out of 3 of) my beautiful impish children.

Dolls, especially Merfolk, are charming to see come to life. All their different colour schemes and bedazzlement, you never know what s/he'll look like when complete, until there.

She was a custom order, now off to California.

The West is the best, Baby...

I think of this one as a bit of a Sea Witch. But not the Disney kinda witch, yuck. I mean the swimming waveclad hugging whales algae tincture lore kinda seawitchymama.

She has wild hair with weeds strung loosely and remove-ably through it and pearls nestled hidden upon her head.
This is also in a new home now, but we do have these pictures to remember his time with us...

Oh and, the owl....I wasn't his maker.....

This is #2 of this bag as the first one sold, but came out totally different. The felt was originally made to be wrist cuffs. Think Victorian Gothic, Steampunk...
I'll make them again.
They made really cute purses with enough room for your smartphone, money, keys...

And believe it or not, there's still more, not super new stuff that I need to take pictures of and post!! I'll get there.

Next Saturday the 18th is the Deep Ellum Outdoor Martket behind Cafe Brazil. 11am-5pm.
Last market for most people for the season! We'll be back on the schedule again come 2nd Saturday in March!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Long delayed update part one!

So this duo I made while trying for a set that matched but was not matchy. I really did not mean to make the hat look like a tiger. But then I realised it's perfect Longhorn colours so maybe it's all good. Yesterday at White Rock Local Market I took it to show and it was still damp from being made on Friday. It's very thick. The shawl, which is now gone, is very lightweight.

This was possibly the hat I would have kept for myself out of any I've ever made. Alas, it also sold quick smart yesterday. Of course I can mostly duplicate everything I have made to a certain degree. The flower was an experiment with a scrap of silk gauze. It came out even more delightful than I expected.
I think the cobweb nuno felted scarf (blue wool on white silk) is still around.

This shawl was (yes, was) absolutely stunning. Like spiders silk and deep ocean coming together.
It had a silk flower brooch to accent it, use as a closure, etc. This ensemble sold first at White Rock and the girl who bought it looked incredible with this around her.

This is one of the most fun scarves I've ever made. I adore rainbows.
I've since made a couple others, miniature ones, for sweet children who relish the opportunity for a hug from a rainbow. The clouds at the ends are laced with wild harvested silk and serve to be the "silver lining" all clouds are said to possess.

Have you seen ANY better way to chase away the winter doldrums than this?

Sold. The same greens were used in this set as were in the large shawl.
The scarf is cobweb nuno felt (green on black silk gauze). The hat is black on the underside (all my hats are reversible), and the corners turn up gently.

Some more sun to shine on you...The yellow nuno scarf with purple merino/silk/alpaca blend. The crinkled ruffly border keeps this scarf light and airy and able to be worn in most seasons as an accessory even when you don't want to wrap it around your neck for warmth.

Navy silk nuno. Bordered with a blend of 60/40 wool/silk and the white in the middle is tiny slivers of more silk.

Grey silk nuno. The flowers are latticed onto the pink merino and their stems laced throughout. A great change from a chunky heavy necklace to wear with your LBD.

This one was so super elegant and dainty, but had big bold colours. It sold a couple of weeks ago but I am happy to remake. It's extremely delicate cobweb nuno made with black silk gauze, dyed soysilk and purple merino.

I have so many more new things, some that are still here, some that are gone. I am about to make another post with more so as not to cram too many pictures together in one post.

I'm glad to take custom orders up to the very last minute. It doesn't take more than a couple of days to get it made and ready for you.

Thanks, readers!