Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm Late, I'm Late...For Wool Wednesday!!!

I know I said we would do Kool Aid dyeing next but I decided I really needed to finish processing the dyed wool I had already done before I dive into more so I have spent the last four days doing just that. It is now finished and ready to be listed in my Etsy Shop. Tomorrow, I will work on getting my wool goodies listed, whoooo hooooo. So now I am finally ready to start the Kool Aid dyeing, yummy.....

I wanted to share a few awesome treats created for our Wool Wednesday Challenge so far!!! I am loving these and what you folks are coming up with for this challenge is blowing me away!!! How beautiful and fun!!!
Cat from In The Light Of The Moon has already created two mixed media items with her wool!!
Loving them Cat!!!

1st she created this fab textured book!!
she created this awesome pendant, what a great idea!!!

Robert of Halloween Fanatic, now has a new passion, yep wool!!

Robert created this mischievous sculpted witch Delores with beautiful woolen locks!!
Mischief is written all over her face, lol.
Love her Robert!!!

I am loving this challenge!! I can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations!!
and I will leave you with this.....

I started playing around with an idea for my woolly creation tonight made from the scraps, lol, we shall see......
Have a GRAND weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Be Jammin


Those antibiotics are working good, lol.

Jammin in a Head Banging Way That Is......

Fill Your Day With Some Fun!!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Toothache, Dentist, Yuck!!!

and I have to wait until Tuesday, ackkkkkk.
So not real chatty but here's an update...
Whooo hooo Maggi is joining us for the Wool Wednesday Challenge!!
How great is that!!
Only two spaces left, lets fill them up!! It will make my tooth feel better, okay maybe not but we would love to have you join in....
See you soon
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Wool Wednesday Challenge Has Begun...

Its all about having fun!!
Tie it in a ribbon.
Tie it in a bow.
Wrap it around your primitive crow.
You can wet it
or keep it dry
What you make will be our surprise!!
4 openings left!!
So you can play to.
Now you know what you must do!!
Come on in and join the fun!!
After all this Challenge has just begun!!
Be sure to check out my previous post for the details.
Whooo hooo, mailing the first 6 challengers wool out today...
Thank you so much my friends for playing!!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
#10 - time to enter has expired, sorry.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wool Wednesday Challenge! Are You Ready?

What am I going to do with all of this wool?
Well I'm going to send some to each of you, whooo hoooo!!
So how does this work? I am offering each of you a chance to create something from wool. Anything you want, no theme, no boundaries here and all you need is your creative imagination. Already worked with wool no problem your still welcome to join in on the fun. Wet felt it, dry felt it, use it for hair on a sculpture or cloth doll, how about some fringe for a sewing project, stuffing, I would love to see a mixed media artist incorporate it into their work. Your wool will measure approximately 3 - 3 1/2 inches in length. Keep in mind wool is not Washer and Dryer friendly though unless your going for a felted or matted look. This is for fun!!
All you have to do is post here that you want to Take The Wool Wednesday Challenge! Feel free to snatch one of the Banners on my side bar for your blog if you would like.
I will send you a small package of wool for FREE!!
This is wool that has been processed by me. It will come to you clean but may contain small pieces of hay that can be shook or flicked with your fingers on out or combed out with a regular hair comb, however you prefer to use it in your project.
Contact me by email through my blog with your mailing address and
Let me know if you have a color preference of the following choices
Color (Reddish Pink / Pinkish Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Purple or Rainbow Striped)
Brown with a bit of a gray hue
Or a mix of any or all of the colors above.
Prefer to process your own, no problem I will send you some dirty wool to give it a try.
All I ask in return is that you send me a picture or pictures of your completed creation(s) so that I can share them here on my blog with a link to your blog to show what can be created with wool.
NOTE: I am limiting this challenge to the first 10 people to respond by next Wednesday, June 16.
You can send me your pictures once your creation is finished or by July 16th.
So what are you waiting for???????
Ohhhh yeah, I make number 11 in this challenge!!
Thank You
I can't wait to see what you create!!!
Happy Wool Wednesday Everyone!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Life Is Good #2, #3 and #4, Thank You Chris and Sherry!!

#2 is from Chris of Christina's Primitive House
Her questions are:
1). What is your favorite dessert?
I'm not a big dessert eater but I love chocolate milk, have since I was a kid.
2). What is your favorite color?
I love color!! All colors even black!!
3). If you could go one place in the world for a vacation where would it be?
I have always wanted to go to Ireland.
4). What is your dream house like?
My dream house has a 50 foot by 50 foot Craft Room, lol. And another bathroom!!
5). What is your favorite pet?
Currently we don't have any pets but I'm a cat person. My husband didn't like cats when we first got married but I already had one and informed him that she comes with the marriage, lol. He came around to my way of thinking pretty quick, lol.
6). What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
Hummm, I guess the same things I'm doing now.
7). What is your favorite music?
My favorite music is Journey's.
8). What is the one thing you love to do?
Creating Art
9). What is the one thing you hate to do?
Dust, yuck!!
10). What do you collect?
Halloween Art.
Life Is Good
#3). Is from Sherry of Byrum Art
Her questions are:
1). What makes you happy, silly happy?
Hands down it would be my grand kids, I love the silly things they say.
2). What is your favoite flower?
3). What talent would you like to have that you don't?
I feel very blessed with the talents I have, I would just like to master my current talents.
4). Do you have pets?
No pet currently, sigh.
5). Do you like spending time alone?
Yes, that is when I kick butt and get so much done. For me it should be a requirement, lol.
6). Do you like gardening?
I love gardens but I am no gardner. I can kill a cactus garden, and my mother said it couldn't be done, lol.
7). What is your favorite song?
Strange but true. I love the group Journey and their songs but if I have to pick one favorite it would have to be Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and right behind that would have to be her song "Hard Candy Christmas". Their seasonal you know, lol.
8). What do you like to do for others?
Make them things, handmades, art, etc. That's why I don't make any money doing what I do, I'm always giving it away. I love gift giving!!
9). Are you a morning person or night owl?
A night owl, I love staying up to 4:30 am.
10). How is your bedroom decorated?
LMAO, okay well, ummm, EARLY MESS. Okay it's not quite that bad but it isn't a calming retreat. I'm a firm believer, I sleep there, I don't live in there. Ohhh, and right behind hating to dust is making the bed. Yepper just like when I was a kid I still feel no need to make the bed, I'm just going to mess it up again later anyhoo. LOL, okay all of you bed makers out there I know your just cringing at the thought, hahahahahaha.
And last but not least is Life Is Good #4 from Chris of Prim Country Farms
Her questions are:
1). Where do you live?
I live in the Finger Lakes, Mark Twain Country, Wine Country, we go by many names here. I live about 30 minutes away from Watkins Glen Race Track for you Race Fans out there. I live in Elmira, New York.
2). What is your favorite time of year?
I love the weather and the colors of Fall and of coarse Halloween FALLs in there too!!
3). Who would you like to take art lessons from?
I would love to take lessons from so many talented Artists for different reasons, different styles, bring them all over.
4). What is your favorite TV show or movie?
I don't watch much TV I reaally enjoy watching the Harry Potter collection.
5). Which reality show would you like to be on?
The last reality show I watched I think was the Osbourne Family.
6). What is your favorite color?
Love them all.
7). Which is your favorite Season?
8). What books do you like?
Ghost stories.
9). How many hours do you spend on your art a week?
I need more hours in day, my artwork always gets shorted to complete other tasks or I have to give up sleep to complete my work it seems.
10). What is your favorite ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip
Thank you so much Chris and Sherry!!
Have a wonderful day!!
PS: Wool Wednesday Tomorrow with a twist, whoooo hoooo, see you then!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My WIP is whipping into shape, Felted Soaps and some Awards!!!

Well he now has a hat!!

He's no longer just a handsome face...

My new friend is almost ready for some heat....

Have you figured out what he is yet????

Awwwww yes and some felted soaps or Soaps With Coats!!!
They are wet felted with wool so your washcloth is part of your soap, how cool is that?
They smell so good...Camay and Ivory so far, awwwwww.
Okay, they smell better than they look, still working on my technique for these....

My sister is currently my felted soap tester, lol.

Life is GOOD!!! Lucky me, I have received this award four times, how lucky can I get. Must go and buy a lottery ticket, hay, you never know....

First let me say that I am SO sorry Dede and Chris for not acknowledging my awards here sooner. Life was a bit crazy at the time, sorry. Today I was given this Award again and again, whooo hoooo. So I have decided to post one at a time in the order they were given to me. LOL, by the time I'm done answering my 40 questions you will all know more about me than I do, hahahahahaha. Ready for some fun, here we go...

Life Is Good Award #1 was presented to me by Dede of Brightest Blessings Wiccans and her 10 questions to me are:

1). Besides friends and family, what makes you truly happy?

2). What is your favorite thing to do for "me" time?
Awwww, a bubble bath

3). What is your favorite, most fun to make item that you have ever made?
Knitted chapstick / lipstick holders

4). If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
A cure for all types of cancer

5). What was your favorite thing to do as a child that you still enjoy doing?
Watching Lost in Space, lol. I still love that Carrot Man!!!

6). How many children do you have?
1 boy

7). Any grand babies yet?
2 a girl and a boy, how lucky I am!!

8). Favorite Season?

9). The job that you loved, where and doing what?
At a bank as a teller.

10). Where do you prefer to live, city or country?
We moved a year ago back to the city and I have to say I am loving it, its conveniences and so many more things to do. But I still love going for rides in the country!!

Next time I will be posting my Life Is Good Award from Chris of Christine's Primitive House so be sure to come back to find out what Chris is curious to know about me, hehehehehehe. See you then.....


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder???

Wow, two weeks, where does the time go???
Well in my case it has gone to watching my grand kiddies, whewwww, I need some of their energy!!! So when the kiddos weren't here I was busting my tail to make some new goodies for my shop. My routine has been so broken but hopefully I'm starting to adjust, ackkkk. Some of you may have already noticed that I put my Etsy Shop on vacation mode about two weeks ago as it was so neglected (pitiful, would have been a better word, lol). So I shut er' down with great intentions of giving er' a face lift but the best of intentions sometimes get a wrench thrown at them, ughhhh.
So above you can see some of my new finished goodies and some that are still in progress. Oooops, just noticed I forgot to put my 7 bars of felted soaps in the picture, still working on that technique. I'm bad though, the only thing in the picture created with my wool is the one Kitty Toy (center). We have had crappy hot and / or rainy weather here so more of my wool processing will come soon I hope, sorry.

I've been working on felted soaps, kitty jingle bell toys, dog squeaky toys, dryer balls, handmade laundry soap and primitive felted bowls for laundry sets. Oh yeah and some crocheted pot holders (for another MHA Giveaway - coming soon!!!), oooopppps forgot those in the picture too.

I started this guy last night...He's looking a little cross eyed so far, lol.

Got plans for these...

Ohhh yeah and for these too, hehehehehehe.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
I'm back, boy did I miss all of you!!