December 27, 2008
Heidi got me a drop spindle for Christmas, and I learned how to make yarn!
It’s pretty hard at first, but once you get going you get the hang of it.
My mom made me a knitting basket! It is so amazing.
I got TWO needle holders for Christmas and I filled BOTH of them up!
December 25, 2008
If you’d like to take a look at our wedding website, you can click this link here. It’s not entirely completed yet, as I don’t have all the wedding party in there. However, you should still take a look around because it’s pretty fun!
December 9, 2008
So I wanted to share more of my felting fun with everyone:
Unfelted – felted once- felted twice, just so you can gauge how much they actually shrink. Speaking of shrinking, let me tell you a little story about a purse I tried to make…
So I made one large strip: (With a few stripes for good measure)
Then made an even longer skinny strip for a strap:
And then out of the wash came THIS:
And simply put, it just looks ridiculous with that long of a strap. So now I’ll just call it a ‘clutch’ and who knows what I’ll do with it. Any takers?
Good news is that the craft sale was totally awesome and we sold quite a bit of stuff.
Oh and I made more coasters:
And also a tiny little box to put my bobby-pin buttons in.
Alright, I think that’s enough photo’s for now! I’ll let you know if there’s anymore pertinent crafting information I have left off. But for now, that’s all.
December 2, 2008
I tried my first experiment with felting, and I must say that it went really well. I got some more wool at JoAnn’s tonight and I plan on making more for our craft sale on Saturday. Yep, we’re having a craft sale, if you want details just let me know and I can tell you when and where! It’ll be awesome though.
After the first round of felting and shaping
I did a little stitch work on the front because it was kind of boring, then I threw it in the wash again to felt once more.
A few of the coasters after felting-round 1
The basket after being felted. And it fits 8 little coasters just perfect!
The coasters after felting- round 2
Some more coasters prior to felting
After two washes they’ll be about 1/2 that size, which I realize you can’t tell how big those are, but they’re about as big as my hand.
And also, I got engaged! Yay and hooray.