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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Boot remake on: February 14, 2014 11:07:32 AM
Inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, where some girls were redoing cowboy boots, I decided to remake these boots for my sister's upcoming birthday.  She really loves the grungy shabby chic look, and so this will be right up her alley.

They used to be knee length, but I cut off the calf, then folded down the last few inches.
The doilies and lace were from old table cloths, and the fabric strips were just the grungiest ones I could find in my scrap box.  I used shoe glue (made by E6000) for most of it, and did a little hand sewing with some parts.  I made the charms different for each shoe.
I painted them brown to get rid of the scuffs, and also because the black just didn't look right. I got brown upholstery paint from the craft store.

Here is what they looked like before:
  As you can see, I got a lot of wear out of them and they were very comfortable.  Quite an old out of style heel by now but it won't be noticed any more!

2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / How to flip a nuno project on: August 11, 2010 09:39:30 AM
If you're like me, it is nerve wracking to flip your nuno work over to add to the other side.  I do one-sided things sometimes, but other times I really want the detail on both sides.   I've tried ways of rolling it up, then back out backwards, and spritzing w/ water but I didn't care for those methods and they were STILL iffy at best.  I tend to place my wool VERY specifically and deliberately and don't want it to shift even a little bit.

Today I had a brainstorm and I wanted  to share the tip with the group!

I went to the  home improvement store and bought a 4'x8' sheet of styrofoam insulation that was covered in a foil coating so it didn't bend as easily.   I cut it straight down the middle lenghtwise, and laid my scarf design directly on top of it:

Like so.

Then after I was happy with that side, I laid out my saran wrap, then bubble wrap on top of it, bubbles facing the work:

Then I laid the other piece on top of that and sandwiched it in.

Then I tied near each end with lycra ties (that I usually use for rolling)

(you could have a second person get on the other end and help you flip if you trust them enough)

Then, easy as pie I flipped it right over without incident!   
It was light as a feather and straight and firm without any worries of shifting or movement!

Then simply remove the top  board and you reveal the other side of the project waiting to be finished!

The insulation was only about $13 in the building materials section and I had a much more enjoyable time laying out knowing I wasn't going to mess it up while trying to flip it!

3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Rose Shawl on: August 07, 2010 12:02:40 PM
My latest nuno felt shawl

See all the rest of the pics at :http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/sets/72157624504595348/

It took up my whole living room to make!
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Nuno scarf on: July 24, 2010 03:28:16 PM
This one has a peacock feather motif:

5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Nuno shawl on: July 24, 2010 03:09:45 PM
My largest nuno creation thus far.

Took over 2 days!
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Winter wrap on: June 18, 2009 09:00:14 PM
Hi all,
Here is the result of about 12 hours of work--

This project was kinda major for me so I filmed it, and made a time lapse video from it if anyone wants to see!

The other side is pretty too!  Check out the video!
7  Florida / Florida: Central / Felting workshop on: June 10, 2009 05:39:07 AM

Anyone in the Central Florida area interested in taking a wet felting workshop for $40 please contact me for details.


8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Felting how-to videos on: June 01, 2009 02:22:50 PM
 I just made these if anyone is interested in learning how to felt.
9  Florida / Florida: Central / Orlando Knitters & Crocheters on: January 16, 2009 05:34:16 AM
Yarn Therapy is Tuesday nights from 7-9 at Infusion Tea on 1600 Edgewater Drive in Orlando.
All skill levels welcome.  No charge.
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Sheep costume on: November 02, 2008 06:37:40 AM
My primary crafting medium is WOOL!!!   I thought this an appropriate choice Smiley

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