The last couple of days I have been getting some last minute gifts made. This year I have decided to make felted soaps . Very easy to do and hopefully will be a welcome gift? I experimented on myself first and one out of the two I made for myself was a success, hopefully I have learned lessons from the failed soap. I have spent a long time investigating how to do this the right way that is for sure. I would really like to needle felt a design on the soap too. That will have to wait till the New Year.
Hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a creative New Year!!
I have been busy the last month needle felting away. Here are the gifts I have made for my friends at work this year . Needle felted napkin rings. I hope they like them as I do. Thought I would share the photos with you. I am also felting some soap too and will share those photos when I am finished with them all. I am trying to learn to take photos of my gifts to people before I give them away. Lots of time spent on them and I may want to do them again for myself.
All most Christmas !!
I finally got a photo of the lavender plant I have made. It is in 1"=1' scale. I should have put a penny in the photo I know. I am pleased with it and although this one is a gift I will make more for sure. The problem was finding the Lycopodium. Thanks to Maureen who sent me some from her stash. I also got a bit from Ruell. I took the cloth covering off of some floral wire and used Alcohol ink to dye the wire. I then dipped the end of the wire in white glue and dipped it into a mixture of flocking and real life lavender that I ground in a pepper mill. Thank you everyone for your help.
Wow did May fly by or what??? It has been a lovely month with all of the spring blossoms and green hills, it is very beautiful here in the Valley.
I have not worked on any miniatures this month. I needed a break after all of the work I did on the day of the dead scene. It is now packed away and will come out late October again.
I have been doing some needle felting though! I am working on a piece right now and have made these bracelets over the winter too. They need to be decorated with something yet , thinking beads maybe or embroidery. Anyways always have something to pick up and work on at least. I have been down to the park at Skaha lake a few times this month and take my felting project with me to do while I try to get some sun on the old arms and legs.
Tomorrow is the show and sale in Westbank and these are the two displays I am showing for my club table. Neither are finished but close enough to show . The Day of the Dead is a challenge that I made to a friend that we get our collections out and get it started at the very least. I am happy with the way it is now but will make a permanent roombox for it one of these days. The other display with the fairy is another club challenge to make a scene with the disco ball. I was given this lovely fairy years ago from a friend and the brass bed from another so....... aged the brass bed with alcohol inks and a felted bedspread and real life scale dollar store flowers and there she is (blurry of course ; ) ) Now everything needs to be packed up and ready to leave early in the AM to get to the show. I will take some photos of the others at the show. It will be fun to see all of my miniature friends too. Thanks for looking. Judy
There is a very new fiber art group started in the city up the highway from me and they meet on Saturdays!!!! Yeah for this working girl. Our mentor challenged us to make a doll . All of us to use the same pattern but size of it was our choice. I am in love with needle felting right now so I knew that the doll would be made of felt for sure but what I would do from there, not a clue. I finally decided to make a mold of this wonderful doll's face I have been saving for just such a project. Then I poured the mold at the office (I am a dental assistant for those who do not know). Then I used alcohol inks to colour her lovely face and then a spritz of Perfect Pearl Mist in the green patina colour. She is petite too as she is only 8 inches tall. I so love her and yes I created a Goddess. I am always amazed how a project can take on it's own life and where I thought I would bead her and embellish her, she put a halt to it for me. I love her just the ways she is. And what will I do with her you ask....... I think she will end up on a canvas and be hung in my living room with love. Oh and she matches my couch, Bonus ; )
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Almost the end of the month and I have not posted. I am starting to get my Day of the Dead display ready for the show but still lots to do as you can see. Still lots to do though. I have had lots of days off from work due to spring break so have no excuses to not have time to work on it. So next month I will have the finished photo to show you. Thanks for popping in to see me and leave a comment so I know you were here.
Here is my 2012 Queen of Hearts collage. I made it 8X8 again as that is my album size for challenges I started years ago. The base for it all is some 7 Gypsies paper. then the lovely lady is from a very old book I have of Fashion, her dress is embellished with Broken China Distress Stickle. I also used packing tape to transfer the ferris wheel and the lovely lady on the lower left. Other embellishments are Tim Holtz tissue tape and of course our lovely hostess Suzanne from Quietfire's lovely Flourishing Hearts! Thanks for the challenge Suzanne.
I am still thinking about what I am going to do this year. Hope you will play with us this year too! Sorry I cannot seem to get my blog challenge sites to be clickable? So copy and paste them please if you want to see my other posts from 2010 and 2011.
decoupage, collage, cards, stamping, dollhouse miniatures, felting and embroidery are all ways that I try to create my art! Sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don't but I keep playing and enjoying every minute of it too.