Just finished this wee tiny reindeer - well almost. Can't decide if he'll get antlers or if he's just a young reindeer in training!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I've been looking for this photo that I created a few years ago for a Photoshop class. I couldn't remember what I had called the photo file, so it was hard to locate in my thousands of photos I have made over the years.
I used baby Frodo as my subject. He's actually the kitty in the foreground as well as the Fairy King sitting on the dogwood blossom. You might recognize his wings from one of my butterfly bears. The crown was worn by a Mardi Gras Bunny and the flower bloomed outside the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News.
Just thought you might like to see the photo!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Those bringing participants for the sheep dog trials travel in style!
These dogs are just magnificent to watch! They are so focused and enthusiastic about their job!
And another look at some of the animals who provide the fibers for knitting, crocheting, spinning, and needle felting as well as weaving, kumihimo, and embroidery.
Thanks so much guys!
We had a wonderful day in this glorious place!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Hand dyed yarn from sheep, goats, and rabbits were luscious!
Seeing the animals was my favorite part of the trip!
Hand made items were on offer from many vendors.
Sheep dog herding in the next posting!!!
If you are interested in attending the festival next year, here's the web site: www.fallfiberfestival.org
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
This Santa certainly isn't old, but he will certainly be jolly!
We're having a bit of an experiment with "mobile blogging" this morning. It's rainy here in beautiful southern Virginia. Santa was just born last night and couldn't wait to put in an appearance, so here's a preview (he still needs his hat, white fur trim on that and his outfit and a snazzy belt!). Anyway, this an iPhone pic made with the kids on my work table using my iPad case as a background. S. and pup are standing on a piece of black mini bear fur. So let's see what happens when I click on "publish!"
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Now, here's an idea! Have you ever received a fur order and wished it were a little fluffier? Try this!!
www.knitpicks.com) usually used to ready a knitted item for blocking called "soak." Any soap will do for this, however, and you just need a tad. Let it soak until the fabric backing feels soft. Be careful to put each piece in individually or put like colors together in case there is any color bleed. Once you have rinsed the piece under running water until the water has no more bubbles, just toss it into a dryer.