Sunday, November 15, 2009

craft weekend




This post is so very overdue but i havent posted about our weekend away in August at Heathcote..... we all had a ball as usual, some new members joined us and they fitted right in. we are a pretty easy going lot!

Faye totally spoiled us with lots of lovely homecooked meals and hospitality the way that only Faye can....

so what did we do... well, di and i felted , there was scrapbooking, needlefelting and lots of hand stitching.

di decided she wanted to make a felted jacket [her coat of many colors!]she used prefelt which is a marvellous invention and we cut and layed out the gazillion colors she used. It was hard to get the size right as it didnt shrink as much as she wanted but with a bit of fiddling it worked out really well. i took a really video of the girls sing 'lets get physical' as they rolled the felt but cant get it to upload :( im sure theyll be very relieved!







...and i made felted soaps!!!!!!



i loved making these, so therapuetic but only use cheap soap because the 'good ' soap like dove does not felt.

Ive seen felted river stones too which look similar but i wouldnt be comfortable taking like that from the environment. our rivers are in a big enough mess as it is....



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the destroyer pup decided that one might be tasty and chewed one up. it musnt have tasted very good as she left a hole in one end. ive been using it and for those who want to know, it does feel funny on your skin, sort of rough but smooth at the same time, and the felt must keep shrinking with the soap as its still tight.


some happy snaps....

needlefelted bag , this was gorgoeuos , i meant to take proper pics, it had lots of shiny and interesting fabrics and threads and just needed a chain to finish it....think i might have to make some....






Lets get physical......


no more WIPS.....


the look of concentration....


love this one , nice smiley face......


weve already booked for next oct as Faye gets booked out quickly and we all need that break away and a bit of spoiling....

6 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the soaps!!! your whole advnture looked like a whole lot of fun!!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Well it's clear you all certainly DID have fun! Nothing like spending time with creative people that get you!
Your lovely soaps DO look good enough to eat Jen .... almost ;)
All of your fun memories will carry you toward next year this time!
oxo

Dot said...

What a wonderful post Jen!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. And those soaps are gorgeous. One can never have too much felting in my book :)

Debbi Baker said...

Wow - sounds like a lot of fun! Your soaps are gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Cool post Jen! lovely to catch up with all your crafty news. It's just amazing what can be done with felting! the soaps are a great gift idea. M

Jacky said...

Hey Jen, I love the new Asian feel to your blog!
Looks like you girls had a fabulous time in Heathcote. Those felted soaps ....mmmmm they look great and what a lovely gift idea.

Thanks for sharing all of your news and goodies.

Jacky xox