The other day my friend Amy posted on Facebook the things that she had to get done that day, plus she vowed to “make something”. Anything. I kno w just how she feels.
Normally I satisfy this urge with an hour or two working on a print, in whatever stage it’s at… carving the block, printing, stitching, adding color. But I told myself after I hung my show that I would focus on printing in the Kirkland Studio with the big press once my classes started and concentrate on home stuff that needs doing.
Yeah. It’s not working out.
Instead I find myself pouring through craft books like this one from my favorite ebay seller.
I love working with felt and usually have something on the go to work on. But since I finished up all my birds over the Christmas break I haven’t started anything new.
I love hand stitching and felt is perfect for that – but you have to use the nice quality wool felt.
I’ve been drooling over new fabric collections. I love this collection and think it would be perfect for… That’s the problem. I have no idea how I would use it. I’m trying really hard to resist buying fabric that I don’t need right at the moment – but as any quilter or sewer will tell you, that’s just crazy talk.
I was at the craft store today and my friend Anna said, “Friends don’t let friends buy fabric”. She was very helpful. And she made the sales clerk laugh.
Although I did buy some wool felt.
I’ve seen thinking about new projects that I’ve never tried before. Moss is so easy to find around here and I love the idea of including a bit of clover. I have everything I need to make a little terrarium right in my own yard.
This project is from design*sponge, one of my favorite d.i.y and design sites. Lots of fun projects, and just great eye candy.
So have a good weekend. I’ll be helping my little cat Bo mend with medicine and lots of lap time. And I’ll make something. Just not sure what at the moment. But I do have some new wool felt 😉
rosebudinnh January 16, 2010