needle felted.

 

It’s nice to try new things. Last weekend it was needle felting thanks to a class at the library.

 

needle felted

 

I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little violent. Several people in the class really seemed to be getting out some aggression. The idea is to mat the fibers together with a sharp, barbed needle. Just lovely. And you have to pay careful attention not to needle felt your finger. I think I got myself once, which wasn’t too bad considering my coordination sometimes.

 

At first I got a little carried away with making beads. It was fun mixing colors and trying to make them as dense and round as possible. Then the flying saucer (far right) happened. Not my best work. I figured it was time to move on, and I got the idea to make a saguaro cactus to use as a pincushion. I really kind of like it. I just need to figure out what to use for a base…

 

felt saguaro

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just peachy.

I’m starting to think that stress is a dirty word, and wondering if it would be more productive just to take it out of my vocabulary. Spring Quilt Market is fast approaching and I’m finding the need to keep the pressure in check. Good thing sewing helps.

 

Here’s a sneak peak at some of my market prep. I’m loving the peach lately.

 

peach fabric stack

 

…and just in case the sewing doesn’t work, there’s always this.

 

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