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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Another rainy day in Ireland...
Close-up of my nuno-felted scarf. Merino and silk into silk chiffon.
Well, my grass is certainly greener, but I want our warm, balmy summer back!! I have high hopes for next week. In between studio work, I have things to plant in the garden and I want to buy paint for upstairs and begin that dreaded project. I must be feeling better if I am dreaming up more work for myself. Small Boy gave me his strep throat that he had ten days ago and LUCKY ME I have it far worse than him. Thankfully I got to the doctor and got meds when I did because I got worse before I got better. Throat still swollen, but on the mend now...
Crochet and felted wool hat
Here are a couple pics of of completed work. Nuno felted scarf done in red and hand-dyed silks and merino. I felted this one a bit thicker than the other one. It's nice, but I think I liked the peek-a-boo aspect of the chiffon underneath much better and it's a lot more flexible for tying. This hat turned out well. I think I would make the tail a bit longer. I did one in blue and green for my brother and the tail was so long it kind of wound around your neck like a scarf. Very cosy for winter and the hat part slouched on like a beret. I need to keep working on it to get back there. For now, I think I might bead around the brim just for a bit of added bling. And then another thing done for the ETSY shop!
Slowly but surely adding stock up for the start.
And finally, I finished two necklaces. What I love about these, other than the lovely colour of glass beads, is that it doesn't have a clasp. I can't tell you how many times I have to fuss with a clasp when I am late and trying to get out the door. The long end simply slips through the loop and you are good to go. I have been wearing a multi-coloured one for the last few weeks and it goes with almost everything. I am tempted to stop wearing my other necklaces! A friend said that she wanted to buy one for her mother because she has arthritis and can't manage the clasps anymore, something that hadn't occurred to me at all. I need to think of a price and try to sell these locally. I love the random colours personally, but the all blue is lovely. I think I will try to do a green and red-toned one.
And finally, internship has started so plenty of time to press ahead. After work, I will be in studio working on wedding accessories. And I need to make some money to pay for a new sewing machine. If I can kick this strep throat, then it's all GO!