Friday, March 27, 2009

happy things

I've got some awesome news! I was approached by the Donna Hay team to see if I was interested in making some of my felted goodies for her new general store. She'll be carrying my pebbles, big and small, come the end of this month when the store's doors open in Sydney. I know they were planning the opening at the beginning of this month - shipping in time was a bit stressed for me - but it turns out they've got some delays and are aiming for the first of April.
Read more here!

Also, I finally got my supplies in for finishing the snowdrop project I started weeks ago. You can find it in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

chirp chirp

Hello! What a great feeling it is when a new project works out. I made these lovebirds last night, and was so inspired by them, I would've been happy just working into the wee hours of the morning. Of course, my 9 to 5 the next day would've been a headache so I painfully tore myself away from the sewing table. I started with a simple pattern and then started sketching out adjustments to create the look I had in my mind. A shorter tail, a rounder belly, a little nip here, a little tuck there.
And of course, there will be felt in these little feathered friends. There's still a bit of work to do before they're exactly how I want them, but I think I'm on the right track. I think they'd be a nice addition to some new spring themed items coming in the shop soon.

For now, here are the prototypes......

Monday, March 16, 2009

that spring thing

I wouldn't say that spring is my favorite season. It doesn't compare to the warm summer evenings, or the fiery autumn foliage, or even the frosty winter mornings in December. There is something about it though. That burst of life after months of cold and gray.
I've got a couple items green-themed to herald in the spring season. A scarf, handfelted and machine stitched, which will be photographed and added to shop soon. Maybe a little forest of tree folk, and something extra special to honor those little white flowers which are the first blooms to come up in the new year - snowdrops.

Here's a quick peek of the scarf...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

little hearts

Been doing a bit of sewing lately. The pouches for these heart pairs for one, and a new green scarf which will be added to the shop this week.
Not much to say right now, just some pictures to share.

Monday, March 9, 2009


I am in love with this medium. I knew all that bottled up energy from the days (years actually!) of dreaming about taking a pottery class would all come rushing out, but I had no idea! It did take a while to get the basic technique down, and I'm still learning, but it is great fun. So far, I've made a few bowls and vases, with much help from my teacher. I'm at the point where I want to experiment; carving with linocutters, printing with lead lettertype, cutting out holes to thread with felted cords.

Tonight I think I'll give the letterpress idea a try.