Saturday, November 25, 2006

Another bear...
I made a second bear today, and changed the bow on the first one. Here they are...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My first crocheted and felted tiny teddy!
He is only about 3" tall. I was always leary of trying to work with thread crochet as the tiny scale and hooks seemed difficult. I found this wonderful pattern on ebay, that you work with a G hook and regular 100% worsted weight wool yarn! It works up really fast and then you felt him down to a small, fuzzy size. I am really happy with him. The pattern is genius as you do not stuff him with anything except the long tails of yarn she guides you to cut for each piece. When you boil and felt him, he shrinks and is stuffed!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Photoshop Elements 4
I am taking a Photoshop Elements 4 class online, and it is so much fun! I am just starting session 2, and I thought I would post some of the fun things I am able to create. The online school is only $20 for 6 weeks of instruction! They have a ton of classes to choose from.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Crochet Hook and knitting Needle Cases
I cannot believe sewing rectangles could be so much fun! I am really happy with the new cases i made today. Using regular craft felt and cotton fabric, I made a case for my crochet hooks and scissors, a case for my circular knitting needles and a case for my straight knitting needles. I love them!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Felt Pets!
I just finished sewing felt dolls of my pug, Emmitt, my sister's corgi, Moe and our parrotlets, Gilbert and Dunkin. I sewed the bodies, arms and legs together with the sewing machine and then hand stiched the faces using felt and beads.

Monday, November 06, 2006

My New Sewing Machine!
My birthday present is awesome! I have always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine, and now I have one! I have been busy having fun practicing with new projects. I made a sign for a Pug Notes display. I am so excited to be in an Art Walk show next week. Hopefully, it will be an eye catcher. I also sewed myself a checkbook and datebook holder with a place for note paper for my purse. I am sure my next sewing creation will involve creating some sort of pug... felt ... yes, I definitely see felt pugs in my future. :) Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Crocheted Bird Dolls
I have had so much fun creating bird dolls of my family and friend's pets. I modified the same pattern I used to make the pug and corgi. Here is an african grey, citron crested cockatoo and a parrotlet.