Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
These were my first (and and only, so far) attempt at polymer leaf beads. One cane made tons of beads. I still have about 8" or so of the cane left. I just love how they came out. I haven't used them yet--I'm waiting for some inspiration.
I use this bag all the time. It is also made from a rescued wool sweater and purse handles. The bag was made by felting the body of the sweater. The flowers were knit up using Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool and dyed with egg dyes so that the color graduates from light to dark in the flowers' centers. The flowers were also felted after they were sewn together. It's lined with a fun blue fabric with bright green polka dots.
I made these two bags from a wool sweater I rescued from a thrift store. I felted it and used the sleeves for the bag on the top and the body for the tote bag on the bottom. The handles for the tote are also recycled from a straw bag I found at the same store. They are both lined with suit weight wool fabric.
On my needles for a while now, is this "Ribbed Pullover" from Pam Allen-Vogue Knitting
Once again, I'm using a recycled yarn; this time a cotton tape yarn from a couple new sweaters I found drastically reduced. I'm such a treasure hunter...
Here are a few of my polymer stitch markers. I just love them--they're so easy and fun to make and use.