Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Artful Blogging

I have read about the Artful Blogging magazine
and was so pleased when I found it at the bookstore.
If you get a chance take a peek.
It is inspiring!

Knowing there are many of us crafting
and living the Artful life
just tickles me.

My teal hat is coming along.
Today I refelted her in the kitchen sink
and made a brim.
The felted cashmere is nice for soft sculpting.
Hannah, the hat form, is excellent for shaping.

A man's silk tie is the hat band.

While the hat was drying I made a matching bag.
Cashmere is a lovely fiber to work with.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cashmere is wonderful as is your hat and bag.

I can't imagine a man wearing that silk tie. It is so colorful. All the men I am around are way too conservative to wear such a thing. I think it is quite beautiful with all that color.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry......what a beautiful hat and bag....I love the bag.....the colour is so rich.....
and I agree with Lisa about the tie lovely colours......

You are so clever Sherry.....I am going to visit the farm I told you about and try to take some photographs......I have never bothered before, it will be interesting to know why they are kept.......I see if I can find the farmer and have a chat.......

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I have a few bright silk men's ties I have picked up at the thrift stores. I ended up not putting it on myhat. The way the brim ended up the tie just did not work. As a hanle on my bag it works great.
I love this teal color. I hope to find another couple of sweaters to felt and do up...
I think a vest would be nice.
This is so fun.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am very interested in learning about the animals that are on the farm near you.
Once I learn a bit more about natural fibers, rove I think it is called, I would like to visit an Alpaca farm. I would like to have a source near by my house to buy fiber.
I bought my first dry felting needles today. It will be fun to see if I can do this.
My new bag and hat are so pretty. I need to keep working on my outfit to go with...next I think I will make a vest or a jacket.
I am loving being creative.