Gathering energy in the new year

The light is returning! Happy New Year! The new year has started slowly as I figure out my focus for 2021. Last year I created 100 laundry dryer balls and I already have two orders for the new year. I think this might be a good product to continue making on a serious level inContinue reading “Gathering energy in the new year”

Mid December Push

I’m not sure what brought about the current flurry of activity, but I’ve actually settled into the studio for work. What’s been created? Well, numerous wool laundry ball orders have been finished and sent (sparking a focus on how to package the product plus labeling). Seven long legged felted gnome sculptures were also created andContinue reading “Mid December Push”

Going blue

I’m glad that this election season is coming to a close with hopefully a tidal wave of blue to wash away the pain we’ve experienced. Blue brings a calming feeling, memories of intense blue skies, the blue of a lake or ocean. Calm without the fighting. So, I’ve embraced blue for the new project. WetContinue reading “Going blue”

A use for tetanus shots

When an art process gets serious… Needle felting by definition uses needles. You can’t get around it. You use different thicknesses and sometimes you jab your fingers. These needles have multiple barbs over the shaft which help push the wool strands into each other. Yesterday I stabbed myself pretty hard, indicating that I needed toContinue reading “A use for tetanus shots”

Digging, Harvesting, Rats, and Wool

This has been a busy week and my body is complaining about everything tackled. Digging:  We’ve been having a touch of cooler weather and rain which makes for perfect gardening sessions. I’ve finally gathered up enough energy to get out and start tackling both boxes this season. The herbs (rosemary, sage, cat mint, and chives)Continue reading “Digging, Harvesting, Rats, and Wool”

Felting a small dog

Harry was a funny Pomeranian cross that belonged to my nieces mom-in-law. He just passed away after 18 wonderful years with Patty and Dave. The block he’s sitting on is 5″x 5″ (12.7cm x12.7cm). I’m still very much a beginner with trying to figure out the whole armature  to dog type ratio works. Harry hadContinue reading “Felting a small dog”

Bright Days of Spring

I’ve finally been able to step outside to commence work on the vegetable garden. Our weather is warming with nights no longer dipping into the freezing zone. The grass growing season is well upon us (and the riding mower is broken)! Picture about 2-3ft of grass height surrounding the veg boxes. Thank goodness for stringContinue reading “Bright Days of Spring”

Pickles and Sheep

The final order of Sheep Laundry Balls!! This batch is going to my neighbor Gail to gift to her amazing sisters in Portland. One wash/dry and out the door by Saturday! Ready in time for Easter. Nothing super crazy on the food end of life right now. I refreshed my pickle solution with some newContinue reading “Pickles and Sheep”

Making it work

    When shops are closed due to the pandemic, how do you create a specific project without the supplies? If you have the right base materials, you make it! Today I spent it using the drum carder to blend up some pretty yummy yellows. I think I’m happy for now! I know at someContinue reading “Making it work”

Yellow Ocher

There’s always something in the works at our house! When you can’t order what you want, make it yourself! Sunday I decided to make my own yellow wool for chicks, ducks, and bumblebees. The process is pretty straight forward. Have 100 grams of wool. Take 6 cups of cold water plus 2 tablespoons of whiteContinue reading “Yellow Ocher”