Friday, January 25, 2013

Time to Get Cozy!

Getting through the winter is always a struggle for me.  I get so reclusive during cold blustery weather.  It has been in the 20's this week and we are supposed to get some snow. :0(  I know some of you love that white stuff! 

I have been having some fun with needle felting to help me cheer up and feel cozy instead of overwhelmed with the grayness of winter! 

I am learning that you can needle felt all kinds of fabrics together...

Yes that is a piece of  cotton lace  that I dyed with alcohol ink felted right into the wool!  You can learn about dying lace here.  Scroll down the page to see how she dyes the lace. is an awesome blog about fiber and other crafts.  Of course I found this link on Pinterest!

So I have been needle felting with bright colors to brighten my mood!

Hope you are staying cozy this winter.  You really should try needle felting.  It works up quick and is a relaxing way to spend an evening.  Of course I add bead embroidery and have been making some polymer beads to mix with some felt for spring!  I can't stay focused on just one creative path so sometimes they all have to come together!  I have to use all those beads somewhere...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Welcome 2013!

It is time to reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013.  My  word for 2012 was "blessings"!  There were so many and I am so grateful.  The biggest blessing for me was the addition to our family of Adrienne.  My new daughter-in-law!  It is refreshing to see a sweet young couple so in love!

My word for 2013 is "purposeful".  I want to be purposeful with everything I think, say and do.  Life moves along at an alarming rate of speed.   I tend to be a home body... loving my artroom or being on Pinterest!  I was very aware the past few months of others talking about going here or there, seeing this movie or concert, and just plain doing fun things! 

So my goal for this year is to plan some events in my life that sound like fun!  We have a camper that needs to be on the road a bit more. We live close to a few big cities that have awesome venues.  I just need to be "purposeful" in planning my life!

What are your plans as the new year rolls in?