Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Last Week For Customer Appreciation Giveaway!

I want to remind everyone about
Felt Sew Good's Customer Appreciation Giveaway!
This is the last week as the contest wraps up on Sunday, November 30. Buy anything in my Etsy shop,
Felt Sew Good, from Wednesday, 11/5/08 through Sunday, 11/30/08 and be eligible to win. On 12/1/08 I will randomly select and announce the winning name from those buyers!
Take a look at the prize package.


The Prize Package:
One winner will receive four felted accessories from my shop!
One black, felted wool zipper pouch with felted red rose
Two of my Holiday Heart Felt ornaments
One felted poppy brooch.

Contest Rules:
Buy anything in my shop from Wednesday, 11/5/08 through Sunday, 11/30/08 and be eligible to win. On 12/1/08 I will randomly select and announce the winning name from those buyers! Winner will be personally notified via email or convo through Etsy.
I'll be adding lots of new
Felt Sew Good handbags, accessories and plush toys this week and in weeks to come.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tag, You're It!

I've been tagged twice. I've been tagged by jmwjewelry and before I could respond I was tagged by Carolynn/nilochlainn. So here goes!

THE RULES:* Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.* Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. Being "tagged" reminds me that I still need to deisgn and print my new holiday gift tags!

2. I love the Holiday season! I love the crafting, decorating the house, baking cookies, wrapping gifts, and yes even the shopping. But the cold weather that comes with, not so much. The snow is pretty but does it have to be so cold?

3. I prefer summer. Yes, to me 85 degrees is nice and even a little humidity is good. I'd prefer to live at the beach.

4. All the talk about the new Twilight movie and vampires reminded me of the old daytime TV show Dark Shadows. Am I the only one old enough to remember that?

5. When I was a kid, I thought it would be cool to live in Africa so that I could have a lion as a pet. Now I just have three Burmese cats.

6. I'm cooking the Thanksgiving meal for my family this year.

7. I love Italian food.

I've tagged:
http://betanisbureau.blogspot.com/
http://www.corkyandspencer.blogspot.com/
http://www.atammcreation.blogspot.com/
http://daisydesignsblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.jewelrybylinda.com/
http://craftjumble.blogspot.com/
http://glorybe1024.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Warm Woolen Mittens

What a cute, colorful way to keep your hands warm!


I made these mittens for my Etsy shop, Felt Sew Good . They were made from pieces of felted, recycled wool sweaters. Mittens, scarves and other accessories make lovely, warm holiday gifts.

Check out Felt Sew Good, and other fabulous Etsy shops, for a wide array of holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list!



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Handmade Holiday Ornaments

I just made some new ornaments for my Etsy shop, Felt Sew Good. These Holly and Berries Christmas ornaments were made from pieces of felted, recycled wool sweaters and needle felted balls.


And a new batch of Heart Felt ornaments will also be available later this week in my shop.


'Tis the season!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crafting Green

The new issue of Craft: 09 features a cover story on "Crafting Green" and my Etsy shop, Felt Sew Good, is included in the Second Lives section!


A photo of my black and white argyle handbag is shown next to the Wool Revival story.
It's a great issue, all about green crafting. I'm sure you'll find a fun do-it-yourself project that you'll want to try!



Saturday, November 8, 2008

Making Felt Balls

I've been making some new felt balls for my felted wool poppy brooches.

At first try, I needle felted the center balls for my felted poppy brooches. This time I used the wet felting technique. I coiled up wisps of wool roving into a loose ball. Then I just dampened the wool. Next I made my hands soapy and rolled the ball lightly between my palms. As the ball started to harden, I could apply more pressure. Once it all comes together, I rinsed in cool water to rinse out the soap. I need a little more practice, but this method works very well.

Once I have the flowers assembled, I'll be listing more felted flower poppies in my Etsy shop, Felt Sew Good! And be sure to check out the Customer Appreciation Giveaway going on in my shop through the month of November! You could win a felted poppy brooch and other great prizes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Customer Appreciation Giveaway!

Announcing Felt Sew Good's Customer Appreciation Giveaway!

Buy anything in my Etsy shop, Felt Sew Good, from Wednesday, 11/5/08 through Sunday, 11/30/08 and be eligible to win. On 12/1/08 I will randomly select and announce the winning name from those buyers!


The Prize Package:
The winner will receive four felted accessories from
my shop!
One black, felted wool zipper pouch with felted red rose
Two of my Holiday Heart Felt ornaments
One felted poppy brooch.

Contest Rules:
Buy anything in
my shop from Wednesday, 11/5/08 through Sunday, 11/30/08 and be eligible to win. On 12/1/08 I will randomly select and announce the winning name from those buyers! Winner will be personally notified via email or convo through Etsy.

Do a little early holiday shopping and you'll have a chance to win a little something for yourself! I'll be adding lots of new Felt Sew Good handbags, accessories and plush toys each week.


Monday, November 3, 2008

A Walk in the Park

These past few days have been unseasonably warm here in the Midwestern U.S.
This afternoon I couldn't resist walking over to the park adjacent to my neighborhood.
Enjoy the view!










Be sure to check back here on Wednesday, November 5, for details on my "Customer Appreciation Giveaway" in my Etsy shop, Felt Sew Good. One winner will win a prize package of felted wool accessories from my shop.