Sunday, April 26, 2015

the perfect fairy garden

This is what a fairy garden looks like at the Jordan house.
Like most things here, it's barely-controlled chaos. 

The builders told me that the more stuff they had the more "attractive" it would be to the fairies. Makes sense. We should have fairies flocking to this joint.

E made mushrooms out of shells and sticks for the fairies to perch on.

And of course our fairies needed chickens.

If you look closely you'll also find a tiny pond, a shell cave, a mountain sheep, and some creeping charlie too.

A friend said it looks like a fairy amusement park, and I think that's about right.
Certainly it isn't picture-perfect like some I've seen on Pinterest but you know what? They all had a blast making it and they played for hours. Now *that* is perfect.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


The kids accidentally watered a rabbit hole tonight and out scampered a couple of handfuls of baby bunnies. They were quickly scooped up and redeposited by their home, but not before us giving them some serious awwww'ing and them giving us some serious attitude.

He's judging you.
I wonder if he's related to my snow bunny.

The end.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

landscapes with sheeps

Oof. It's been a very busy week. Weeks. It's been a very busy couple of weeks. My day job has been full, full, full, and my work time has been very slim.
Very slim.

I haven't scheduled any new classes or worked on my many in-progress pieces but I did take a little bit of time to make up these brooches. A while back I had scheduled a class for a spinner's retreat in the area and that is coming up this Friday. They wanted to make a sheep brooch of some kind and after much mulling, I decided to go with a landscape (which is well-known and comfortable for me) with wee sheeps in it. Because the class will be done in 2 hours I kept the design very simple and doable for beginners. 

I hope they enjoy making them. I did.

How about you? Are you making time for creativity? What are you working on? I'd love to hear.

Monday, April 06, 2015

a felted needle book

I made myself a little somethin' this weekend that I have wanted to make for years and years. A needle book. My needles tend to end up stuck in odd bits of fabric or shoved in the side of a felting mat and I often lose them which makes for dicey barefoot travels in the Jordan home.

I wet-felted a cover and stitched in some wool pages. In between each page is a used dryer sheet that in my theory, will help keep my needles conditioned. Or at least keep them smelling spring fresh.

I added some knots to the cover and a felted cord for a closure.

The whole thing bundles up nice and neat. Long overdue.
Now maybe I'll find time to work on that vest I've been wanting...

Happy Monday, all.


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