Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bags, Books and Bowls

Where does the time go? I can't believe we're nearly into May. I have been busy working on ideas for woolfest, it's getting very close and at the moment I don't have a lot of things to sell. Here are my latest pieces, a felted bowl, which I dip dyed and embellished with buttons and this cute little notebook cover. I'm really pleased with the notebook, and plan to do some more.

I have also been playing with the Gocco, I wanted to try making a screen from a photograph, unfortunately not all of them worked so I've wasted two screen, which is a bit of a pain as I have to order them from Japan, but here's one that worked, I'm using them as thank you cards to put in with my orders.

I've also been soaking up inspiration from these two books which I'm borrowing from the library, our local library has a good craft section, which is just as well as I have no more room on the shelves for more books!!

Fabric Jewellery by Teresa Searle

Felt So Good by Betz White (UK version of Warm Fuzzies)

The jewellery book had some pompoms made from fabric which looked really nice, so I had a go with some scraps of silk I have and made this one, which I attached to bag which was lying around waiting for a little something to lift it.

And here's a bag with some lace felted into the front, it gives it a lovely texture, I dyed this the same time as the bowl, cerise pink is one of my favourite colours.

Anyway, best go now, I have some felt balls and pincushions to finish off before the school run.


The Sick Chick said...

Everything you've shown here is just lovely. I especially like the felted-on lace.

tess said...


Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects! They all turned out so well. I've been wanting to try my hand at gocco as well, but it's mighty expense to just try. I'm waiting for one of my friends to buy one.

Lindsey said...

Drool - these are all so gorgeous. I love vessels of any tyoe and the button bowl is fab. That felted-on lace is also great. Oh and the nest. And... oh just all of it. I'm desperate to save some pennies and come on a workshop. Can I pitch my tent on your lawn :0) hehe

Sara Millis said...

Good luck with Woolfest! I'm hoping to get chance to pop in for a day too... if I get there I will pop over and say 'Hi'.
Sara x

Anonymous said...

Everything is beautiful, I espeically love the little book cover!

Gretel said...

I'm hoping to get up to Woolfest too! I will come and find you if I do.

Lucykate Crafts... said...

i love the notebook cover, would make a great needle book too!