HELLO wooly HANDMADE lovelyOctober 13, 2011
Wooly goodness from Kristen of 13 Chestnuts...
this baby shoe with bell was worn be me!
Upon eyeing the little felt wolf
in sheep's clothing, I realized I
stumbled upon my sort of
My idea was to customize two wolf babies
with a lettah on the sweatah.
L & J are my sons.
Didn't the artist create magic?!?
They're irresistible, well made, and
just the lovely I had in mind for
my sons (shhhhhh! Christmas gifts!).
Do keep 13 Chestnuts in mind
when you're shopping this holiday season.
oh so bitty beautiful and good at headstands!
By day, Kristen works in a local art gallery,
and by night she creates these precious felt animals.
so much character!
I think of the woolen bitties
as future heirlooms...and
the perfect gift since
one size fits all.
Meet Nicole of Parvana.
A California girl who loves
working with merino wool and mulberry silk.
When she combines the two...magic happens.
such a statement piece!
If you have ever crafted with wool,
then you know the effort and care
required to create these lovely scarves...
aren't they luscious and dreamy?
You may be unprepared for how
chic you'll look and feel in Nicole's designs.
(Uncommonly drama queenish here. Ahem. But truly surprised.)
The overly self-critical me with the
Parvana scarf draped around the turkeyish neck
gazed in the mirror, then said it.
DANG, mama. THAT is chic.
Pieced Together Design
It is such pure pleasure to spotlight
the work of artists like Betty
of Pieced Together Design,
whose passion for
textiles and fiber
Pieced Together Design
Handmade with 100% wool,
Betty recommends these wee bowls:
as a hostess gift, for storing little bits,
and MY FAVORITE IDEA:
(Deliciously genius, Betty.)
Felted wool bowls.
In luscious hues.
Created by such lovely hands.
Think I need 'em in every room.
Each artful piece filled with candy, baby!
Okay, a find in the mix not made of wool.
How can one avoid being smittenly hypnotized
by wooly sheep tags from Vintage Skye?
And knobs for a vintage cupboard
to store woolen lovelies!
statement pieces will elicit smiles everywhere.
Lovelies like those created by my friend Kyra
in the Netherlands via Eexterhout.
The pieces are happy, sweetly priced,
and lovely enough to display as art...
(shhhhhh. My felted wool necklace will be
making more appearances on the
blog as decor.).
If you are keeping score,
that is twice I have shushed you.
How rude...I'll work on this.
One more thing.
First Sense is giving away
my vintage bling or original art
(your choice) here.
one of my panels and an enamel bracelet i love (and am not selling!)
My turn to listen.
Perhaps you could direct me to a
fiber addict recovery program?
Ever crafted with wool?
Peace to you right where you are.
my sincerest apologies to
the letter I comes after the D, not an A!!!!
i have been spelling this
region's name wrong
my entire life and only
wish i had spellchecked
to save myself from
i have probably typed
it wrong 300 times in blog posts!
it PROBABLY won't happen again...
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