06 December 2008


That's what it looked like for me before the Fairs. It was not a selfassured feeling...

26 November 2008

no talent?



Wow, I did it. Wait! It's a big thing for me to subscribe for a fairtrade, kind of Christmas Creative Hobby Expo. I've got one week and a half to prepare. I will need many theme decorations to attract clients and I will have to make it myself. In the meantime I planned the renovation of one of the bedrooms, good timing.

Anyway... I have loads of ideas for felted christmas trees, balls, chains, cards and more. I hope I can manage. After all it took me only 3 years to make this decission (I'm hopeless !!!) and there was not much time to get ready on time.... :) 

Doh! 

17 November 2008

Lately...

I've been away on a far trip. Then, I was felting some custom orders, which gave me a lot of satisfaction, however no interesting pictures. After that, I was studying for a very important exam (and passed, congratulationstome, thankyouverymuch :) ). And now I've been ill for a while...
 Looking at my woolen workbook, I see that my creative energy comes and goes like waves in a very big ocean. Many ideas just float around my head, but executing them is a matter of the right moment and the right creative vibe. I have a feeling that tonight it's going to happen again... I can feel this vibe coming...  (I have to finish an order for a friend).


30 October 2008

PINK dress bye bye


odd.dress PINK, originally uploaded by woolitbe".

Sold at last. The right person came along to become a perfect owner for this georgeus dress.

28 October 2008

Etsy Showcase 28 october - Holidays Cards

I suppose the publicity for christmas decoration must start now, especially when handmade goods ask take a lot of time to be produced. Here is my Holiday Decoration Showcase on Etsy.
I designed these Star cards a year ago but it's a timeless idea and so lovely to send, to recive and to hang on your christmas tree or anywhere els in your house..

14 October 2008

... soon it wool come


Christmas and you'd want to share your feelings with family and friends or decorate your own christmas tree with these lovely starlets in felt. Wetfelted in CReam White wool roving with bright red stich embroidery and a ribbon. Accompanied by a card. Different colours and languages are possible.


08 October 2008

I remember I remember when...


I remember I remember when..., originally uploaded by woolitbe".

sometimes felting alone isn't satisfying. making visuals with the products might make the oldfashioned wool and felt a bit funkier...

01 October 2008

I feel like a treasure

Thanks to Artish and her very good eye for nice objects I made it to the front page today and my Yellow Loop Scarf is in her treasury. Artish on Etsy.




05 September 2008

Back to work. Holidays are over.

When I got an order for a specific hat, five creations came out:






25 August 2008

Treasury again!!

My Ball of Thought-book was once again included in a Treasury on Etsy. Thanks again Ingie!


29 June 2008

Woolbye!

Needlefelting is not as easy as I thought, so I came back to wetfelting for a while. Right now I'm finishing the computer bag, kind of a messenger with leather finisings.
Next month I'll spend away on a creative workshop on my own. I'll try to make/felt all my ideas. This separation might help a better concentration. I hope... the sheep project, the jewellery, the bagss ad the scarves. I'm dreaming of coming back with a suitcase full of felted goodies.

26 June 2008

the result...

I've been practicing needlefelting for few days now. The result is that I can't move my right arm any more. It hurts from the top of my finger up to the shoulder. And I was planning to make 20cm high figueres... hm.

(one of the figuers I've made)

16 June 2008

how to... impress your uncle

One of my uncles worked in a carpet factory. There were loads of wool available from the left overs. An artistic soul as he is, he started to make felted toys. Needlefelted. By hand. I founf out about it only a few years ago, after I had started felting myself. Apparently felting is in the family.
There are many needlefelting tutorials on youtube, like that one and that one from feltalive. All her tutorials are a bit boring, shot with a bad light, but very well explained. But the biggest shock is this one - who would have thought, ha!
Needlefelting is not new to me, but it never caught my attention. Maybe because of the kind and the design of needlefelted objects that I saw. I didn't like it. But eventually I tried that too. All you need for needlefelting is some wool and a special needle. It's a way of dryfelting where you use a special "harsh" needle to push the fibers there and back into the wool, so that it gets squeezed and "messed up" inside. This technique cannot be used for big flat pieces, but it is very suitable for decorations or soft toys. That's what I found out. I started with a yellow ball:


I guess I'm not there yet. I've learnt that the wool should be pressed as much as possible, almost hard, before you start poking and jabbing, especially when you make an object like a ball or bodyparts of a toy. This one is maybe not that spectacullar, but there are a few very usefull hints like how to make edges or smoothen up the surface.

13 June 2008

Witness Flat

Opening of an exhibition? Always there. Especially when it's FELT. Jurgen Bey is a dutch artist, but not everything what he makes is felt. His work is rather conceptual and structural. Witness Flat is a set of furniture partly made out of felt.
I've seen already chairs covered with felted wool. But these are made in a different way. First of all it's an industrial felt and "to protect the witness even more, even from the daily sharp edges" parts of the furniture are replaced with felt alternatives, like the drawers, the chandelier and the wardrobe. It's all well done and the wood drawing sawn onto the felt is very inspiring.

05 June 2008

Designing Niuniu. First try... the shape could be improved, the making of was fun and it went fast. I like this technique: sawing on handmade felt. To be continued...

22 May 2008

NEW woolitbe.be !!!



Fresh, stright from the oven, the new website of Wool it be":
www.woolitbe.be

13 May 2008

stupid mistake...



The story about the most commercial person in the neighbourhood goes as follows:
"And 3 years later she noticed, quite by accident, that the business email address on the visitcards is WRONG !!!!". Yep! There's woolitbe@yahoo.be, however Yahoo.be doesn't exist and it should be woolitbe@yahoo.com

"And then she's surprised that the business doesn't go as it should go..."


07 May 2008

WAK 2008



I participated lately in an exhibition. It's an national day of amateur arts, where one can show whatever they are busy with. It's not always real art, rather arts&crafts of different levels. So, there were paintings, jewellery, glass beads, ceramics, willow creations, felt (:) ) and more...
It took few days and it was fantastic as I met few very funny people, a guy photographer (his grilfriend - a singer) and his mother who paints. We had a good laugh during these few evenings we spent there together watching our precious works.

15 January 2008

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Take advantage of the January SALES at Wool it be"s!!

We have 500gr of good quality sheepwool for felting for only 9,50euro. If you compare it with the price of merino wool which is around 5euro/100gr, then you know the difference. I know! If you doubt, please take a look at odd.creations to see what great things you can felt for little money.

08 January 2008

Something different


I like the shape of this hat, it's trendy, sporty and a bit funky. The green wool makes it a hip winter must-have for trendy people (also makes me think of skiing and snowboarding...).