Not my usual style?

Well, not my ‘usual’ sheepy project, that is.

I call it my ‘Flock of Sheep’ pillow; much more abstract work than usual.

I wet-felted and needle felted his project using five different wool sheep breeds – to add dimension and texture. The finished pillow measures approx 11 X 11 – inches.

And since I’m on the topic of sheep, I finished a little fun & fuzzy red satchel, just ¬† big enough for a cell phone, iPod, camera perhaps?

A little red satchel for St. Valentine’s Day…

Leather lace strap, eyelash novelty yarn and a couple pink heart beads just for grins. ūüôā

I’m still obsessed with stringing red hearts and sheepy banners all over the house… sheesh! Hopeless.

I tea stained book pages, stamped them with a sheep rubber stamp and a heart stamp (in red). Outlined the heart with red glitter and stamped the letters h-e-a-r-t onto each pennant. I added a few red needle felted hearts on one banner and sweet little red crocheted hearts on another.

I went a bit nutz!

Adjustable heart crochet pattern:

Chain 2.

1 Round: Work 9 double crochets into the adjustable circle. Chain 2. Do not join to first chain 2 stitches.

Slip stitch into the circle to finish round. Bind off. Pull the circle (heart) closed with the loose end.

Tie the loose ends together in a simple knot. Sew-in ends.

That’s all there is to it!

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Rain Day + Fiber.

I’m done felting soap…for now. Still have to wrap & package it, but it’ll be ready for the Mt. Bruce Station Fiber Festival.

It’s¬† usually one of my best seller’s, soap wrapped in wool then felted. It’s like a built-in scrubby wash cloth. And, when the soap is expired, re-use the little felted sack! No waste. ūüėČ

Next, I made a¬†primitive ‘W-O-O-L’ sheepy clay swag…does this qualify as fiber art??

¬†I recently purchased a small old wood box…square nails and all! I’d like to make a ‘special’ prim wooly sheep to affix to the interior lid. I’m still think’n on it, but will keep you posted with what I decide. It’s so dark & stormy outside, picture-taking isn’t the greatest.

I’m also thinking AUTUMN/FALL and all the glorious earthy fall colors. BTW, I had to turn the car heater on today…GAK!¬† So, I will be making a variety¬†of flower-y pins to accessorize coats,¬†bags, etc. Here’s a sneak peek made from recycled wool. Maybe I can sneak in a prim¬†Halloween-y sheep or two??

I have a million ideas, hope I can get to it…so much to do! Hope you’re safe and staying dry where you are!