Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Color of Hydreangas

Today a friend stopped by to dig up moss from my yard.  She is doing table scapes for a local school auction and their committee chose to use MY FAVORITE CRAZY FLOWER (well one of them any way!)  So after we dug and peeled more moss out of my yard she said she needed to water the flowers so they didn't fry in her car before she got home.  Sure I say, so before I know it my drive is full of.....
aahhhhh I love this color range!  I think I need to paint a room in my house something in this color family. hmmm

Sunday, April 25, 2010

amazing furniture

Check out the amazing furniture I found at Anthropologie.  I love Anthropologie their style their uniqueness, heck everything.  First, doesn't the little blue settee look like something I would do?  But then my heart stops at  Tord Boontje's green Shadowy chair.  I can envision this chair in my life in multiples, in doors or out of doors.  I have loved Tord's work when I first saw the flowery felt laser cut curtains, his use of felt is so creative, and his concepts so playful, I feel akin to him.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Felted Frog Workshop was hopping FUN!

Here are some photos of the fun little mini class I taught yesterday at the Nature Museum in Grafton, VT.  Three hours and everyone went away with very cute funny froggies!!  Why frogs you may ask?  well, frogs are the museum's mascot and for felting, it is a small colorful project.  They are a combination of wet felting and needle felting, the legs are scraps of Festive Fibers felt with little toes needled on!!  Too Much Fun!  While we were busy trying not to poke our fingers with the felting needles, a photographer came to the event from the Brattleboro Reformer a newspaper in Vermont.  He was so excited and insisted his of our even deserved to be in color some where in the paper!  Everyone was so excited there was press around, especially Betsy (long hair on the left with a purple shirt) who is the educational programs director at the museum.  We all wholeheartedly agreed, now we wait to see if they make it in and if our names were all spelled correctly! (I'll let you all know)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pressies for friends

I just finished making this treat for my dear friend Betti.  To commemorate how much we love our little furry friends.  Even though they are not with us any more, they are always with us in spirit.  I was so happy with how it turned out that I can't wait till she receives it (hopefully it was today, and I don't want to spoil the fun of getting a surprise package in the mail for her just in case she reads this post first)  The "l & b" are for her little Louie and Bijou, who have both actually attended a Festive Fibers workshop!

I love my little felt hanging collages.  I have done quite a few and really plan on making a collection of them for sale, wouldn't that be different for me?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Artchix Studio Cuteness in the Studio Contest

I get some of my mixed media from ARTchix Studio.  I love Helga's eye for fun design and just became a friend/fan on Facebook.  Today I got a notice that she is having a contest called Cuteness in the Studio, and I need to upload my-cutest-photo-in-the-world of my little Louie (no longer with us) but his is the best picture in the world!  My drying dyed roving on the floor of our first Festive Fibers studio, the basement of our garden apartment in Edison NJ!!!  He thinks I can't see him!  Such a silly bunny!!!