Sunday, October 30, 2011

Etsy Treasuries

I have been having so much fun making treasuries on Etsy. I didn't do it for along time because it seemed so hard but I either figured it out or Etsy has changed it and it is now easier. It has turned out to be a great way to advertize too. You don't put any of your own items in the treasury but lots of people check out my site and some that I put in the treasury blog about me so that is great. If you haven't checked it out yet, here is my latest one.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Here I am at Saff. Already taken both classes. Met some really nice women. Both teachers were good. I learned some in each class but they are going t0 have to offer more advanced classes next. I did really good with my money too. Spent around $100 Got some beautiful wool/silk blends. Got some nebs to play around with. New small gertie ball and that is it.
The cabin we rented is really nice. It is right on a lake with rocking chairs on the Porch. More later when I can get to my bigger keyboard


Thursday, October 20, 2011

SAFF again

It is time for the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival in NC mountains. We are headed up to a nice cabin this afternoon. My first class is at 1pm Friday so we can sleep in a bit then ride around and look at the leaves. The class is Wild Wooly Felted Flowers and is a teacher I haven't taken classes from before. On Sat. I am taking Cuddly Collars and Loops from Geri Forkner who does wonderful nuno work. I have been looking forward to getting away for a long time. Work has been tedious lately and I come home too tired to do anything. Guess I will get going and I hope to have new work to show you when I return.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I am back

I have almost finished my shows for this year, have 2 more biggies to do. Hope I can now catch up on my blog, it is almost like starting over. I have done better in most of my shows this year. That feels good after 3 years of losing or just breaking even. I seem to finally be getting noticed by the local show circuit.
I finally and getting comfortable with nuno felting and have made several very nice pieces. During my down time during the winter, I hope to make some big pieces of felt and make vests. I know it can be done in one piece but I don't have the room to stretch out like that. Have made a deal with a local Alpaca store where I teach who will let me rent a big room with 3 tables so that I can expand.
How has this summer been for everyone else? Have you learned any new techniques that you want to share. I can post your pictures too if you like. Also be thinking if you and your work would like to be featured here in my blog. May give you some more exposure.
Feels good to be back!