Monday, May 17, 2010

The Beginning, Middle and End

I have realized that I love to start projects, but finishing them up can sometimes seem to go on forever! Case in point, I've been adding the lining and ribbon to a purse now for the last week and I just can't seem to finish. I have made a goal to not start a new project until all my started ones are finished. Can I do it? I've finished up the blankets, a knitting basket and some bowls. Now I have two projects left - both lined purses. I have to say, I am not fond of adding linings to bags, even though I think they are much better without them. It can be so tedious!

I love starting new things. Maybe it's the new-ness, the adventure. Then by the end, I'm already thinking of the next project and creation.

I will not give in! I will finish!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cafe Handmade Feature

Just to let you all know that I will be a featured artist on Cafe Handmade, tomorrow May 10 (not sure how long I'll be on there). Check it out to learn a little more about me, my creative process, and what inspires me.

Cafe Handmade is like a traditional craft show, but better. You can attend a craft show at your leisure, as often as you would like, and have the same experience as a traditional craft show with featured artist interviews, giveaways, and of course the Virtual Craft Show.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Felted Bowls and Baskets!

New felted bowls and baskets are here! They span all sizes and tastes, from a small soy/wool blue one perfect for little treasures, to a large pitcher shaped one for knitting needles and yarn, to a bright red polka dot one and a more subdued gray vined one.

Red Polka Dot

Gray Vined Basket/Bowl

Small Blue Striped Bowl, Soy and Wool

Small/Medium Felted Silk/Wool Bowl, from above

Rolled Top Turquoise Bowl with Pink Flecks

Felted Knitting Pitcher

Pitcher Hanging

From Above...

Felted Sweater Blankets are Here

Felted sweater blankets are here! I've felted wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca, lambswool, and merino wool to make these wonderful blankets! First they were washed in hot water a minimum of 4 times to get the maximum softness. Then they were cut into squares, and sewn with 100% silk thread (silk stretches and performs wonderfully with wool) using an overlocking stitch. I love these! Right now there are only 2 blankets in stock, but I expect more to follow!

The blankets are machine washable, and hang dry. They can then be fluffed in the dryer.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Products - felted blankets, knitting baskets, bowls

I've just litsed a slew of new pieces - felted upcycled/repurposed sweater blankets, a knitting basket, and some bowls. As it is late, pictures will come tomorrow.