Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oh,The Fun of Creating

This red and black jackety shawl was made from a beautiful burnout silk. It can be worn in several different ways, buttoned at the shoulder, allowing the shawl part to drape to the side, or with one side thrown over the shoulder. It is made to wear to a more formal event, something dressy.

I would love to share felting ideas together, so come sit in my little cafe and have a chat with me.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Finally Flowers

This summer didn't start until the middle of July. Every time that I would start to get my flowers to plant in my lonely outdoor flower pots it would be very cold or it would be pouring rain. That happened over and over until I was almost ready to give up, almost... Then overnight, literally, no kidding, it went from 65 degrees to the mid 90s. It was unbelievable. Now it was way too hot to be outside doing any planting. The heat, 95 to 100,  lasted for 5 days. No way was I going to plant flowers in that. Then last weekend the hot spell broke and I raced to my local nursery. I was almost ready to take anything that would grow I was so ready. I was so ready that I spent way over my budget, but had a wonderful time brightening up the gardens after waiting for so long.

While I was waiting to plant flowers I continued with my obsession, felting. No matter how pretty it is outside, I have to spend some time making something out of felt. I have xontinued on with my new pattern and made several more of what I am calling " Jackety Shawls." They are so easy and fun to wear. You can just slip them on and take off to run errands. The colors are tons of fun, and they can be dressed up with wonderful silks, or be more casual. The red one above has burnout silk in it. The blue one above that is made on black silk chiffon, and the last one below is made with an iridescent rust colored silk. They are all beautiful in their own ways.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A New Pattern and A New Tower

My computer was getting very slow and also starting to get very cranky, so I decided to get a new tower for my PC. I did this without a lot of thought as to the ramifications and did I ever pay for my thoughtlessness. My new tower did not support my small, outdated wireless adapter that allows me to get internet. I had "upgraded" from Windows XP to Windows 7 and most of my software did not work. But now most of that is in the past and I am able to reorganize all of my computer stuff, if I take the time to do it.

In the meantime I got a new pattern from a friend and started making a new jackety shawl. I played with several different sizes, and varieties of color and decoration. Next I will play with the collar, removing it from the garment to change the neckline. What fun to play with such glorious colors, using the imagination, and just going with it with no constraints. I just wish that I had a thinner model to display them. My diet isn't!!!