Monday, February 28, 2011

Circles of wool

 I spent one evening cutting out circles from wool and felt to embellish some wool scarves that I saved from the thrift store. I hope to have about 6 to take to Artfest for vendor night.

 The owl got finished up and is ready for stuffing. And in the meantime I hooked up another squirrel holding an acorn. My plan is to buy about 4 bags of stuffing when I head down to pick up my son today. Luckily our meeting spot is right near Craft Essentials so I can zoom in before he gets out of school.

We have our Rug Hooking meeting tonight at Pepa's at 7pm. Always fun to see what everyone is working on!

 A new hooked bird that got finished up last night during the Academy Awards.

 And just for fun I thought I'd show you how I make the fabric painted owls. First I just do a rough sketch of owl shapes with a Sharpie on some cotton fabric. Then I sew around the outline. I trim off the excess and cut a 2" line down the middle back to turn it inside out. Then I stuff it with polyfil, sew up the opening and paint several coats of paint on the cotton. Decorate it with more paint and add legs...I will show more photos as I go along.


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Mary those scarves are fabulous!

Kel said...

We have 3 of your creatures at my house and they make us so happy, we talk to them or about them just about every day. I thought you should know.

art spirit said...

Thanks Julie and Kel!
Always appreciate your comments!
Happy that your creatures get talked to! I am sure they enjoy your company!

ShabbySheep said...

I love your new bright blue bird. And can't wait to see the painted owls. I made some Christmas pillows that I painted on muslin. Just another way to create something fun!
I am just finishing some wool owls for birthday gifts. I'll post pics on my blog tomorrow, when the last one goes in the mail!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

I love the birds that you hook - they are always so bright and pretty. (love the wool circles too)

Marie said...

The scarfs are just sooo creative and fun.
Putting one of those on would make anyone
smile : )
Thanks for sharing the how-to on the painted
owls. Love to see how things are done.
Your rug hooking is fabulous. I checked out a book
from the local library on rug hooking and I have heard of a fabulous wool cottage in the woods to buy wool...I am afraid to go because I think I will become
addicted to wool lol!

Tammy Gilley said...

Oh Mary, those wool circles are making me! xoxo