Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monkey-ing around

Simple fabric and a simple design will highlight the cheerful monkeys.  The monkeys came with a suggested layout, but it is for a crib size quilt and our little guy is outgrowing that size quickly.  Off to the drawing board.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quilt Collaboration

My mother has been very busy.  When we visited her at Christmas she gave me these 12 monkeys she had embroidered and asked me to make a quilt.  Before we left Q-town I picked out some fabrics to use with these monkeys.  So I will be "monkey-ing around" in the studio to turn these into a quilt for my grandson, her great grandson. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Felted Rocks Tutorial

Felted Rocks Tutorial  Here is a tutorial for felting rocks.  This is not the one I used, but I can't find the one I first saw.  I think it has been deleted.  This one is very similar.

This is the third kind of felting that I have done.  In my first knitting class we knitted and felted a bag.  In the second class, a hat.  Since then I have felted some old wool sweaters and blazers to use for other projects.  The baby shoes, HERE were made from wool from one of the blazers.  If you have accidentally shrunk/felted a wool/cashmere item, I have another project in mind.  Don't throw them away, I need them. 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Felted Rocks

I saw this post about felted rocks for checkers and decided to try it myself
Homespun Checkers
I did not want to hand sew and these squares turned out kinda wonky, not sure I like that.  I had a couple of issues with the assembly and think I might try it again sometime.  Making the felted rocks was a ton of fun.  I thought this might be fun for the grandchildren to try, but it was a bit more challenging than I anticipated.