Friday, February 22, 2008

Craftiness

In between school, household chores, and the rest of our schedule, we have been working on a few new crafts! This was my first attempt at a felted flower. I'm eager to do some more, but I do need to get a few more colors.

Rachel came up with the idea of a teacup cozy all by herself and then made one up, complete with an embroidered sunset scene.


Our Rosebuds group met again this week and this time we learned locker hooking. This produces a very similar result to rug hooking, but one uses a locker hook and cotton strips rather than wool. Rachel managed to finish her trivet the next day -- she loved doing this! I'm excited to try it myself. The supplies are much cheaper than wool rug hooking, and the process of locker hooking is quite relaxing.


I also recently finished a sweater for another baby -- I was quite late. The baby was born in November. But, fortunately, the sweater still fits!

And, as you may have noticed, I did get a few tea cozies sewn up out of the material I had hanging in my workroom. We all love this brown and green one. It is now sitting in my Etsy Store, waiting....



That's all for now. I've got a bag on the knitting needles just now -- to finish for my Mom. It will have to be felted once the knitting is finished. And then I have some fine, blue yarn to get going on another little sweater.

2 comments:

Monica said...

Heather, you do beautiful work! I love seeing it. Thanks for sharing.

Lovella said...

Heather. . .it looks like you've been really busy.
How wonderful to teach the younger ones crafts. . they look like they are having so much fun.
The baby sweater looks so cute. . I love the pattern and the little buttons.
The tea cozy is very nice as well and I look forward to seeing your finished felted bag.

Thank you for you birthday wishes.