06 December 2008
26 November 2008
17 November 2008
30 October 2008
28 October 2008
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..
27 October 2008
14 October 2008
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
01 October 2008
05 September 2008
25 August 2008
29 June 2008
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
16 June 2008
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
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
22 May 2008
13 May 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, however Yahoo.be doesn't exist and it should be email@example.com
"And then she's surprised that the business doesn't go as it should go..."
07 May 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
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.