Monday, January 31, 2011

More Organization and More Projects

My husband and I shared the area that we called the shop for many years. He did picture framing and matting and I did my felting. I used his counter for my felting. As those of you who do felting know, wool goes everywhere, and it does not go well with the clean matting of pictures. You can probably see what is coming, or maybe not. We both love what we do, so what to do? We both had two rooms in the house in which to do "our thing." Yes, we are a bit spoiled, but our projects were not working together in the same area. At least his wasn't. The last picture that he framed as a gift for our grandson had lint under the glass, and my perfectionist husband was understandably not happy.

 In the last couple of weeks we have reached a compromise. I gave up my cheerful little sunny yellow room, with a nice closet, for the two back rooms. The back rooms have No Storage, so again with IKea, and this time I built bookcases. I already had the plastic tubs for storage of all my valuable junk, so I am making them work for now. I got a table to work on as well as the counter, and the room is almost filled up. The table can be folded and put away. And now I am working on my felting again, and paring down the junk

And now the latest on the Clay Ball. My friend and I have been like a couple of little girls, ordering dresses, getting shoes, and oh yes, those lovely things that fit like a huge girdle that pull you in in every direction, Spanks.  Getting the things on is a real adventure!!!

The brown-gold shawl below is one I made for my friend to go with her brown gown. It looks great on her. It is merino wool over yummy silk. It turned out so pretty. The poncho below is also made with merino over a great silk. For that one I took apart a couple of other things and remade them into this poncho. I am doing that with a few of my older garments.

 The folks organizing the ball want me to model the jackety-shawl in the live auction. The other jacket will be in the silent auction. I have also volunteered to do some chores like set up and  greeting people at the door. I love that kind of stuff.

I got a red mannequin to put the jacket on during the silent auction. I had been needing one anyway and decided that this would be a good time. Red was one of the choices, and I thought that she would go well with Big Red. They can keep each other company. Well, I have been rambling on, just wanted to catch up since I seem to only get to this rarely lately. Love and hugs to all my blogger buddies out there.


  1. Wow Cameron! This is fantastic. Glad you are settling in to your new space and the red mannequin is fabulous. I have wanted one but have no space in my small studio.

    The best thing about a move is the sorting of all the "stuff" you accumulate over time.

    I laughed at your spanks comment. I recently got some to wear under my dress for my daughters wedding to keep everything "smooth" . It was my first try at getting them on and the dance I did would have made anyone crack up! That is hard!!!

  2. More luscious garments and shawls! I admit the shawl you made for your friend is what I am most drooling over. It is gorgeous! You two will be the belles of the ball! Have a wonderful time and good luck ever putting that table away again;-)

  3. I know the wool is where it supposed not to be,,,,oefffff
    but owowow what beauties you made


  4. Thanks Blogger Buddies for your great comments. Love hearing from you. Many hugs