Friday, July 31, 2009

Where has July gone?

Sorry it's been so long but I seem to never get time to play with fiber in July. I always have company, we're busy with tourists at work and I've been out and about boating, hiking, going to festivals and fairs. Hopefully, I'm now back on my regular schedule.

I did manage to finish this felted jellyfish lampshade. I wanted to make my own base for it and I still plan on doing that but I made this for the Felting Forum July mixed media challenge so I wanted to post it today. It's done with wet felting, machine embroidery, machine needle felting and then sewn on to an acrylic lamp shade. My hubby suggested that I put wire in the tentacles so that they would sway out to the side as if it was really underwater. I'm not thinking I'll do that but I have to see how it looks once I have the lamp base made. Hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer (or winter if you're on the other side of the world) and you'll hear more from me in August.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Stained Glass Bag and a Field of Poppies

Here are my California Poppies this year. I took the photo from a low angle. It makes it look like there is a whole field of them. The way they spread, that may be true any time now. They grow like weeds but for me that's great and the deer don't like to eat them.
This is the close up of the second bag I made. This one is for my MIL. It again uses Vicki's hand dyed fabric. Her fabric works so well for the stained glass effect.

Here's a photo of the entire bag. It as another of those canvas give away bags that companies advertise on. I just covered up the advertisement. I had to cut the square down a bit because of the way the handles are constructed. Next time, I think I'll just make my own bag as it was kind of a pain to sew the design panel on after the fact.