Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Member of the Year The Simpler Times Community

I was very surprised & honored to learn that I have been bestowed with the honor of "Member of the Year" by " The Simpler Times Community" It is a wonderful forum for those interested in Primitive Crafts & Decorating. Check it out if you are interested in things Prim.
Be sure to keep an eye out on-line for the new issue of "The Simpler Times"

To all my friends on the forum, Thank You!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mary S made a Kitty using my Tutorial

Mary S is a fellow member of The Thread Artist Guild and for her very first try at Needle Felting, she used my tutorial (a few posts down) on using a wire armature & she created this adorable little kitty. His name is Snowflake. He is three inches to the top of his head and about four and a half inches in length. Bravo Mary!!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Frugal / non electric / handmade fulling machine

For those on a budget & don't want to ruin their washing machine with all the fuzz & who enjoy spending time on line, here is a description of the new fulling machine I made today, with the help of my hubby.

You only need 2 things.
a 5 gallon plastic bucket with a snap on lid
a new plunger (Preferable to one that had been used in the toilet I think)

Make a hole in the center of the lid, just large enough for the plunger handle.

That's it..that's it's ready to use.

I did 2 pair of little ballerina style slippers & 1 pair of adult size Mary Jane's in mine today...took about 2 gallons of hot water, a little soap & setting it in front of my computer chair, then, just like churning butter...up & down..up & down with the plunger handle...I was able to visit all my favorite sites & post one handed..but that's ok...and got the slippers all felted just like I wanted them...just pop the lid off occasionally to keep an eye on how they were remember to keep a towel handy so you can dry your typing

Let me know if you try this...I really love it & hope it helps others too.

Monday, February 11, 2008

New listings in my Etsy Shop

Been a while, but I am finally getting some new things made to put in my Etsy Shop
I am really loving spinning & knitting & wet felting/fulling these little slippers...I have more ready for felting & more to get pictures of, so more will be added soon. These are pictures of the ones I added today.
In the one picture, you can see the difference between felted & unfelted.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Crafter of the Month

I am very proud to announce that I have been chosen February "Crafter of the Month" on . You can see my bio & some pictures of my work & there is a great forum there as well. Click on the link below to check it out.
Crafter of the Month for Feb

Special Thanks to Fred & all the wonderful folks on the forum who selected me for this wonderful honor.

Special hello to all my Craft Buddies!