Friday, August 31, 2012

Inspired by Heather W

Hi everyone, i just put a new post up on the forum with my latest pieces inspired by Heather @ Woollove-functional fiber
I love the way Heather made her new journal covers, all in one piece and not stitched together so had to have a go.  Yes i made a few mistakes but im still very happy with how they turned out, especially this first one, not so much the second one :)
I added in a slim resist to make a pen pocket , you can just see the plastic sticking out of the center top ( i thought that was clever) and a way to always have a pen with the note book, also some tribute orange  ( her favorite color) :)
I cut a piece of leather and used the inside of it for the closure ( the right side is brown and i wanted the orange ) with a toggle for the button

I loved this one at this stage but after it was dry there just not my colors, my daughter loved it so its hers now.  Again another resist for a pen pocket which works really well

Thankyou for the inspiration Heather,  i loved making these and plan on making more and perfecting more :)

Heathers blog

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Re-doing this blog

I'm having to re-do this blog as i was hijacked and all my pictures gone,  so far its taken me almost the whole day to get done what i have,  re-loading pics ect in every single post :(   not a happy girl )

So excuse the mess right now as i've decided to re-do everything including a new banner, but i havent got the right size yet. 

I'm also going to learn to back up everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Help Please

I'm having so many problems with this blog and im not sure how to fix it.  I was hoping someone would be able to lend a hand,  this blog keeps going straight to some other web ring and its driving me banana's.
I dont know why its doing it and i'm not sure how to contact blogger to find a solution, I'm ready to delete the whole thing and start again but in truth that would be horrendous lol 
Does anyone have any ideas of either what i've done or whats been done on my blog,
I appreciate any advise you can give
Thanks karen xo

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Book Give-Away

Over on the felting studio Ruth is giving away a signed copy of her new book.  I can tell you this is a brilliant book jamed packed full of informatiom, tip and ideas.  She shows lots of different breeds of fleece and what there best used for with some great samples of how they felted.  Theres projects for wet , nuno & resist felting plus needle felting by hand and machine. Over 800 color photos is this gorgeous big book so  if you'd like a chance to win one  then hop on over to the studio and all you have to do is leave a comment then check back to see if your the lucky winner !!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Where have i been

Hello Everyone

I just did a blog post on our studio site but thought i'd put it here to

I thought it was about time I explained my absence and whats been happening in my life over  the last few months.

I started out with my Father In-law very sick in hospital for a month and everyone thinking that he wasn’t going to come out,  Happy to say he’s well again, home and at 86yrs young hes back at work lol  loves his job and not quite ready to finish up yet.

Then we had a huge flood in our house and imagine all this water inside as well as outside

I had to call the ses for help and they promptly dug up our back yard to fill sand bags to put at all the openings in the hope of stopping the water. It did work but what a mess, this pic was taken a few hours after the storm and most of the water had gone, we had a months worth of rain in one afternoon.
Then both hubby and I ended up with a very bad flu, I think that was because we waddled in this water and a deluge of rain for hours, freezing cold to so we ended up pretty sick.  In fact that nasty flu found it way to so many people down here, it wasn’t nice and to top that off we then had a strain of gastro that was worse lol  Were healthy now and I personally plan on staying that way.
The insurance is just coming through now so were in the middle of packing up the whole downstairs of our house in order to have new flooring, were going for polished concrete this time and in case we ever flood again then it’s a matter of mopping up instead of ripping up floating  floors and vinyl. My craft room is downstairs to but I saved just about everything in there and now its being packed away till the floors are done and I’m so looking forward to re- organizing my room again and starting fresh.  I’ll be like a brand new room so no excuse for me not to have it organized properly
I had to stop everything and then I think we get ourselves into a mind meltdown and find it hard to come back from. I’m very happy to say that im getting back into the right frame of mind and cant wait to start working with some wool again.
Ruths new book came and Its fantastic,  im enjoying reading through it and very eager to get my room all set back up and unpack supplies. I really needed the inspiration so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Its a Gorgeous  book jam packed with lots of information, projects and over 800 color photo's. Well done Ruth !!!!
I have so much to catch up on and looking forward to seeing what everyone has been doing while I’ve been gone.
For now I’ll leave you with a pic of the one little person who keeps  us all going with her happy little smile and squeals of delight. At 7 months old now my Granddaughter Charlie is the happiest little  girl ever and cant you tell that she's well looked after with those bright chubby cheeks :)  

Happy Felting Everyone xoxo