I made myself a new handbag. I call it "Evening Bag" and I am pretty proud of it considering that I used no pattern and have never made a knitted bag before. I learned how to knit by watching a YouTube video. I used 100% wool so it felted nicely in the washing machine, and then I needle-felted the branches and added a vintage button that I pretend is the moon. I may needle-felt a small crow on the branch....
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It started with an experiment to see if I could apply my wire tree technique to wool yarn. It worked. Then I arm-knitted (look up arm-knitting on YouTube if you don't know about it already -- it's fun!) a scarf and needle-felted the tree onto it. Then I thought that it might be fun to make some leaves to attach to the tree's top...and then I remembered that I had recently made a little snake who has since moved into this tree (do you see him?). Now I am thinking that I need to make some birds, a squirrel, etc...this could be a never-ending and always evolving wearable cuddly warm forest! :)
Here is a cute picture of the snake when he was first born --
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...because I felt like it!
A Bird, came down the Walk —
He did not know I saw —
He bit an Angle Worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,
And then, he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass —
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass —
He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad —
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought,
He stirred his Velvet Head. —
Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer Home
Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon
leap, plashless as they swim.
- Emily Dickinson
The phrase "frightened Beads" inspired me to take need to wool.
I will need to create Warrior Beads to stand up for themselves...
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This photo makes me laugh because normally my dog Elphie would be taking up a lot more room on the sofa! Elphie watched me needle felt her little twin with great interest last night. She is following me around the house with an expression of awe on her face. I wonder if she now believes that I am where poodles come from! #puppymythology
Here is big Elphie: ( Collapse )
In case you don't know about ISON, here is a link: http://www.space.com/23715-comet-ison-t
Crafted from copper wire, Czech glass, and googly eye beads.
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