Friday, January 28, 2011

I Was Warned About Felting with White Fibers...

It had be awhile since my last felted crochet teddy and I felt the urge to create one. I love white but had avoided it in the past because I had heard the white fibers did not felt well. I don't know for certain but I think it has something to do with bleaching or the process the fibers have to go through to be made white. Well, here is what I came up with.
Believe it or not, this guy was put through quite a vigorous felting process, but I was never able to achieve the nice tightness between the stitches that I had with my other felted teddies. And, there is just something not "right" about his shape, as if the fibers felted at such different rates that I was left with a bit of distortion.

Don't tell the teddy bear any of this though.  He thinks he is quite cute. And he will be happy to live with us forever!

Have I learned my lesson about using white in my felted projects. I guess time will tell, but, I do love that color...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Today is National Hug Day

National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is an annual holiday occurring on January 21, officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The holiday was founded on January 21, 1986 in Caro, Michigan, by Reverend Zaborney and has since spread to Canada, England, Australia, Germany and Poland.

So get out there and celebrate! :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Littlest Thistle Give-a-way

To celebrate her 100th post, the Littlest Thistle is having a chance for you to win a fabulous prise. What is she giving a way? It's a surprise! Pop on over there and she will give you all the details.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pecos River "painting"

I took this photo of the Pecos River a couple of years ago. I've edited it with several artistic filters to make it look like a painting.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Critter Give-a-way

Pop on over to Emma's Bears to find out how you can have the opportunity to win not one, but one of two of her cute critters, including sweet Shelby shown below.

The drawing will be held on or about Jan 24th and all the rest of the details are on her blog.