Thursday, April 12, 2007

Needlefelted Bears

Went to Mum and Dad's for lunch on Easter Sunday. Checked with Mum and she said "no chocolate" so I needlefelted a little Easter egg bear for her that she'd shown me in a Bear making magazine. Here he is -

I took my wool and needles with me and in about an hour whipped up this guy.
Even Martha Stewart has featured needlefelting. She had a lady who made some cute (but expensive) Easter Chickens. You can see the episode here.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Happy Birthday Chris

My baby is 14 years old. And taller than me. There I said it ok? Where is that round, fat little sausage I use to know? Turned into a muscle bound string bean.

Who'd have thought that he would have turned into this (washboard stomach and all). It only seems like yesterday (sigh). Oh well only 4 more years and then your 18 and on your own son. (Just kidding). Ooh - and he took this picture of himself (and about ten thousand others on the digital camera).

I am famous (in my own lunchtime)

Yes - who's quilt is that on the front cover? Yes it's MINE!

Feeling quite pleased with myself - I actually think that my little quilt on the front cover is HILARIOUS!
But still feeling pleased with myself!

I love new fabrics. This assortment is a new Kaye England range called Spice Market. I thought it would look good in a Log Cabin arrangement. Here it is made up into a block. The blocks are currently being put together to make a quilt. I love log cabin's mathematical possibilities since we had a beginner's class here last October. It's amazing how a simple block can result in some really dramatic patterns. Will post a pic of the pieced blocks when I get the camera back from the husband.


Here are some pics from the Fabrications class held at my shop recently. Lisa Walton took a bunch of ladies on a journey making fantasy fabrics using free motion embroidery and soluble stabilizer. The following class they started constructing the blocks using Lisa's fantastic hand dyed fabrics. Here are some of the results. I have pics from the Creative Beading class too but they are still on the camera (and the husband has the camera). Lisa's inspiration for the beading comes from Nancy Eha - had a good flick through the book and will be adding it to my own personal library (as well as the bookshelves for the shop).