Saturday, January 12, 2008
the smiles returning to the faces
Oh, this text-and-photos combo is such a limited medium. I wish I could share with you how perfect this pod feels in my hands. I think it is my favourite ever. I felted it twice because it seemed a little slow going the first time, or maybe I was lacking in stamina, either way, both pieces needed a second go. And with that treatment the pod in particular came out quite firm, small and delightful.
I am really loving that green with the sour raspberry pinks and blues. See how different the overall result is between the pod and the tray? Well, I like it that way. I never could wear matching earrings and necklace either.
And the dark pink stuff, Cleckheaton Merino Spun, makes these fantastic little bobbles in the felted fabric, because it is 20% acrylic.
The shop move is done, they opened on Thursday. I worked a lot of hours and had a wiggy dreams invading my overtired sleep for a few nights there. But it looks great and was all worth it. If you're in Canberra, have a sticky beak. Garema Place between Redpath and Bargain Books.