Monday, February 28, 2011

Easter feltings...

I have a fiber show called the "Spring Fling" coming up... it will benefit a Kansas City area camp for autistic children. So I have been wet and dry ( needle) felting Easter eggs... and a basket or two.
The eggs in the basket are needle felted over a Styrofoam egg. The basket itself was knit in the round with wool yarn and then wet felted and dried in the dryer with a rubber ball. The teal stripe was needle felted on at the end. The open eggs were wet felted over a plastic egg, dried and then cut open. Once the egg was removed, I blanket stitched the opening.
It has been fun! I think I will put the basket and 6 eggs on etsy.

krex... my reply to your comment is in the comment section! Thanks!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I am an OWOH winner

My prize arrived today and it is absolutely fantastic!! I grabbed this photo from Red's blog so that everyone could see the face. The jester is a pin and quite small so I am amazed at the handiwork!
Thank you Red!! From another Red ( Bettina Groh)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blue Bunny is in an etsy treasury!!

Blue Bunny who marks the Chinese Year of the Rabbit is part of an etsy treasury!!! It's neat to find someone has chosen your item for a treasury!

BlueBunny is moving to Florida...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Truffle is on BearPile

Truffle is on BearPile!! I am really pleased with how he turned out... fat little tummy, thumbs, almost 10 inches tall! ( Truffle is sold and headed to a new home!)

Friday, February 11, 2011

no cooking tonight

When I picked our wedding day a billions years ago ( 45 really) I chose Lincoln's birthday thinking Bob wouldn't be able to forget it... little did I know that the powers that be would get rid of Lincoln's Birthday and morph it into Presidents' Day. Actually the biggest problem has turned out to be Valentine's Day.... celebrating the 12th gets mixed up with those wanting to celebrate the 14th. Over the years we have learned to pick a date before the 12th to celebrate. So tonight was the night... out to dinner we went. We had a good time. Little did I know way back in 1962 when I picked up this geek at a Halloween Dance my freshman year at Syracuse University that we would still be together in 2011... three kids and two grandkids later!

Finished this little 9.5" bear this morning and posted him on BearPile and etsy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Baxter... two-tone teddy

No Baxter's not a Green Bay Packers fan... though he could be if he was adopted into the right hug! Actually the green and yellow combo was the best in my stash...
Baxter is 5" tall... can stand with posing .. his head is cotter pin/hardboard disc jointed... the rest is string jointed... He is the result of seeing a two color Steiff bear on-line. I wanted to give it a try!
Baxter is up on BearPile and etsy....

After spending all of last week knitting and watching it snow, making a bear was GOOD!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

snow pix

Here's what we looked during and after all the snow...We didn't get
loads , about 10 plus inches with a thin layer of ice below. But it was cold and very blowy!
Schools will reopen tomorrow... I think the roads were clear enough to have them open today but it was minus 13 this morning.

We made it out for a grocery run this morning plus a great lunch
at Panera. I was ready for something I hadn't made! We both had the soup and sandwich combo-- but different ones!

Now that life is getting back to normal... we'll see if the ground hog was right or not!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

win two little needle felted mice at "Bears and Buds"

Papa Mousie and Liddle One are being offered in the "Bears and Buds" free sweepstakes.

"Bears and Buds" is a great on-line magazine.I know you'll enjoy looking at the whole issue... so I've given you that link rather than just to the sweepstakes!

All you have to do is register with your email address! If you win, I'll be sending you your two little mice.

Good Luck !