Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Some Things I've Been Working On

I can't get enough of working with wool, whether it's yarn, felt, or felted wool sweaters.  Here's a few things I've been working on lately.
   Here is a backpack I made for my grandson's Birthday.  It was made from a lambswool pullover I found at Goodwill.  I liked all the different shades of gray in it, and so I tried to incorporate that into the design.  His middle name is Bear, and so of course I had to put a bear on it.

     I continue to love  making felt play food.  Recently I've started working with 100% wool felt as oppose to acrylic.  The difference in how they feel, look, and work, makes the price difference well worth it. 
     The bow tie pasta was super easy to make, and everyone (including Anna) loves "cooking" with it.  I am probably going to have to make a bunch more, since they also enjoy fighting over who gets to play with it.
       The breakfast set is suppose to have two pieces of bacon and two pancakes, but they disappeared before I could take a picture of them.  The pancake showed up later, but the bacon is still
missing.  Was it eaten? 
     All the food is a little smaller than scale.  I have tried to stay fairly consistent with it, since I can remember hating the tiny banana next to the giant donut, and other such scale faux pas in my own play food.

     This is something I whipped up in just a few moments, but it has been extremely useful.  A glasses retainer strap for Abriel.  We had to get her a new pair of glasses to have as a back up pair, (she has already broken her first pair) but the new ones can not be worn with her Croakies retainer strap.  Her glasses fall down her little button nose without a strap, so I thought, why not use my favorite materiel to make a strap?  So here is my felted wool glasses retainer strap.  It is a lambs wool, angora, spandex blend, so it's very soft and has a little stretch.  It seems much more comfortable than neoprene.  It's one flaw is that it is an extreme pain to put back on the glasses after she rips it off.  Which she does, frequently, many times a day, much to the annoyance of her dear Mama.  I am pretty sure I can fix this flaw though, and I will soon be making a new strap.  Right now however, I am off to make a felt pizza.

1 comment:

  1. You are so crafty :0) Love reading your blog!