Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gorgeous blog owners

I often look at other blogs....those of other feltmakers and fibre artists, and wonder how I could emulate them. I seem to be working all the time now, and that does not leave a whole lot of time for Feltmaking.

I did, however, attend a meeting of a local Feltmaking Group that I belong to in the South West, and upon seeing all the lovely felt made by these people, I have resolved to do more myself. It is the weather for it, and with the Autumn and the coming Winter, it makes me feel as though I am more enthusiastic about it all. I have lots of ideas brimming and swimming around in my overloaded brain, that I do not know where to start. Perhaps I should get down to tin tacks and write down a plan of action. Then I could go ahead and manage the time well and not procrastinate.

I have several wall hangings felted and ready for me to do the machine embroidery on them. Perhaps that is where I should start. But, I love the making of the felt more than the machine work. Finishing a piece has never been a stong point of mine, so perhaps I should turn over a new leaf, and just get them done.

In the meantime, I have a project in mind. A pair of nice warm boots for each my brother and my very good close friend, who has also requested a pair. That means two pairs so I will have to source some stronger wool for the projects, as all I have is mainly Merino.

Well, off to do some designing........................


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Autumn is here! Favourite time of the year.

Autumn is indeed a favourite time of the year for me. Besides it bringing in the cooler weather at night, allowing it to be easier to sleep, it can be really pleasant during the day, with the warmth still around. We see colours in the garden that are not there in the Spring or Summer, and it is very pleasant to be able to do the planting in the garden to accommodate the Spring.

The cooler time of the year means that it is more conjusive to making a bit of felt too, that is, if one has time. I am a working girls now, so time is hard to come by.

Bunbury Felters in Bunbury, which is only 50kms from Busselton, my home town, is hosting the Southern Hemisphere Feltmaker's Convergence in 2011. I am very excited about the prospect. Right now, we are in the process of calling for Tutors etc. The convergence usually lasts a week and it will be held during School holidays. I am really excited about it being so close. Now I can go, but I will have to make my application very very soon, to ensure a place.

I have decided that because I have plenty of notice this time, I will participate in the FeltUnited project for the year. Colour themes are Yellow/green/blue. Just have to remember to get something nice planned. Blue is not a colour that I used in anything a lot, so it will be hard for me to imagine something with it.

Time to put this post to bed and get on with other things.