Monday, August 25, 2008

New Hampshire

Last weeks vacation to New Hampshire was wonderful. We hiked, swam, paddled, climbed, laughed, drank wine, petted cute Pugs, ate great food and had the best hosts. It was a wonderful time at Bear Cove on Squam Lake. We were lucky to be invited.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Felted footie

I have made a few inchies in the past, but they are small. I was looking for a way to make something bigger that could be changed with the seasons and mood. I decided on a 12 inch squared (footie) with grommets in the corners. I have been trying to use up stuff, so I found some hair from my old dog Rufus (1990 - 2004). Took a picture from the computer enlarged it and cut out his body.
I got the idea from the latest Quilting Arts Magazine. Pet portraits. Felted his hair, with a little wool and cut it out Needlefelted some more of his hair and a bit of wool. Put him on the background. He always smiled and his tail was set to permanent wag mode. He had gorgeous hair that was long since he was a golden retriever. I still have lots of his hair to be creative with.