03 February 2008
In January, I posted about my crafty New Year's Resolutions (you can read the original post here). A month later, I've made pretty decent progress! If only this commitment worked so well in other areas of my life . . .
Above is my first attempt at needle felting. I bought the kit from the marvelous Woolpets on Etsy, which includes the wool roving, felting needles, and directions. My bunny isn't exactly perfect, because I was living in fear that my two dogs, who usually both sit in my lap all night long, would jump up at an inopportune moment and get a scary felting needle in the eye. That said, the project was quick and fun. I'd like to try Woolpets' polar bear kit next and then do needle felted versions of Chesney and Bear. They are in the picture above, by the way, to show exactly why the new bunny needs to live on a high shelf.
I also have a new sewing machine (thanks, Dad, for the 30th birthday present) and the book Sew U by Wendy Mullin of "Built By Wendy" fame. I got the book on eBay for a song and can't wait to pick up some fabrics to try out some cute tops and skirts. The book is great; you can essentially sew up an entire wardrobe. I'll post pics of the projects I try soon--- hopefully February vacation will give me some time to refresh my sewing skills.