Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I'm finally starting to feel better. H1N1 is a nasty little bug for sure, but I keep telling myself that I've gained some natural immunity for future strains of the flu virus. Being so sick has severely limited my crafting as of late. In fact, I received a fabulously HUGE batch of wool roving on my birthday last week and didn't even open it up until yesterday, the first time in almost two weeks that I was feeling more human than not.
And oh my! It's glorious wool. Gorgeous. I pulled it out and started preparing it for some much needed creative time. Some of it is being turned into little wool beads and will be used on our advent spiral. Some of it will be turned into colorful rainbow acorns. And some of it will be used to make soft, small wool balls with a tiny bell inside for toddlers to play with. The Little wanted to handle some, so we started in on all those teeny-tiny beads we need to make.
I found some time today to start in on my wool balls. These end up about the size of a tennis ball and children just love them. They're soft enough that I don't need to worry about them being tossed around in the house.
I've finally been able to get back to the little mini wreath Christmas ornaments I had been making before I fell sick. These are made with felted wool sweater scraps - and are a much smaller version (about 3 in diameter) than the large one I just this morning finished and topped off with an orange grosgrain bow.
I'm hoping to teach myself some more needle felting techniques and am on the look out for an excellent book that covers more of the three dimensional aspects of wool crafting. If you know of a great book that I absolutely need to add to my library please, please pass the information along.
Yours in creativity,
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