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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Steel Wool Sheep on: July 21, 2012 09:39:49 AM
Here are a couple of guys I made - one slightly larger than the other.  They are a undyed merino wool base, with merino wool heads, black merino wool legs & eyes.  The gray is grade #0 steel wool.  A bit messy to make, because the steel wool "sheds," but they are neat (I think) all the same.

2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Nuno Felted Shawl on: October 15, 2011 01:26:11 PM
This is a green/gold iridescent silk I nuno felted green, yellow, and blue wool onto.  With the green & yellow wool, I had some problems with it attaching.  Upon further research, I think the problem might be that I don't think those are merino wools, I think they are a kinkier fiber.  It still turned out okay - nothing I would sell, but if someone likes it, I might give it to them.  Or just keep it for myself, though I rarely do that!

Here are some pics:

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / M's Guy on: March 09, 2009 07:00:51 PM
So, my BF is a computer scientist who says all self-respecting computer scientists wear beards (he does, of course).  So I made him a little guy.  I'm not 100% this is where it should be, but here he is:

Here's the little one just lounging with one of his more 'traditional' looking pals:

A closer shot:

I'm not computer smart at all.  I don't know what kind of computer bit the eyes actually are, but the BF saw them & realized instantly that they were perfect eyes.  He's so smart!

Let me know what you think!!
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Monster Challenge 09 - Iggy, the Valentine Monster on: February 10, 2009 05:08:32 PM
Generally, I don't care much for Valentine's Day, but if it involves monsters!!!  Need I say more?  So, without further ado, please meet Iggy, the Valentine Monster.

He is cute and sweet, and swoops down on Valentine's day like this. . .

This is his front:

This is Iggy in profile:

This is his back:

He is made of wool, all needle felted except for his tail, which is wet felted around a wire, so it's poseable.  His wings also have wire in them, and he has little wire feet.  He does have some feather additions by his ears, his feet, and on the outside of his wings.  I hope he still qualifies for the challenge. 

In one last shameless attempt to ensure his qualification, Iggy offers you his heart. . .

I know some of the photos are fuzzy.   I may felt, but I sure enough don't take photos well. 

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet Bride's Maids Bouquets? on: June 24, 2008 09:41:25 PM
I have offered to crochet bride's maids bouquets for a friend's wedding.  I have crocheted flowers before, and do have a few different patterns.  I was hoping to get some more hint/tips/suggestions/patterns whatnot.  Any flower/bouquet patterns you might think are appropriate.  Also, any ideas about specific types of yarns?  I'm completely fishing for information.  Fortunately, there are only 2 bride's maids, and her wedding isn't until December, so I've got time before I have to start hooking in earnest.   Wink

Thank you!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Gene Smith, one bad apple on: March 21, 2008 10:37:07 AM
I needle felted this naughty little guy for my friend in D.C.  He got in a little trouble in our home town, so he fled to the nation's capital.  I'm sure his little indiscretions will go unnoticed there!

Thanks for looking!  And comments always appreciated.  Thinking about making a slightly less rotten apple for my 3rd grade teaching mom.
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle felted 'bad' apple on: March 16, 2008 09:34:05 AM
This is Gene Smith.  I made him for my friend in D.C. - so he can protect her while she's working in her ward.  He's a real bad apple.  When asked where he learned to be so bad - he says he learned it all from his Granny.  The pictures are a little poor quality, unfortunately.

8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Holey felt, batman! on: February 21, 2008 10:26:52 AM
Aaargh, I've made several pieces of felt now, via wet felting.  They all turn out so that you can see where the roving was laid down, some with slight holes in them (or at least bare patches).  What am I doing wrong?  Not enough roving?  Not enough time spent?  Laying out the roving wrong?  Just need more practice is definitely one of the answers, but I would love some technique tips, please!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / BlueScary on: February 02, 2008 01:39:19 PM
I made this for a friend.  BlueScary's a little inexpert, but I think she liked him anyway.  Let me know what you think.  Hopefully you can tell that he's an evil blueberry, although she couldn't.  I like to think it's her fault and not due to any poor construction on my part.   Wink

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Rad Kitties into . . . useful kitties? on: February 02, 2008 01:26:18 PM
I have a couple of ideas for starts, but would love some help.  I'm only mildly skilled, so here's what I can do:

Some wet felting, though I'm totally new to it

Sewing, though nothing too complicated

Beading, I'm actually pretty good & have most supplies

Embroidery - I've just started

Here's pics of what I have

1.  The coffee can container to be:

2.  The beginnings of my "rad kitty" collection, which include 4 overall - sad kitty, bad kitty, glad kitty, and mad kitty:

a.  Sad Kitty

b.  Bad Kitty

I would LOVE some help/hints/ideas. . . whatever.

Thank you!!!
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