Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fuzzy, Fluffy and Everything In Between

I love needle felting!  It's quick, it makes cute furry animals, it's good for taking out any lingering hostility and it gives great results.  What's not to love?

Ok, I don't love the needle because it is really really going to hurt if I stick it in my finger.  But if I remember to keep my hand out of the way, that won't happen, right?

Knowing how well needle felting works, I decided that was the answer for the Playful Squirrel's body.  I really didn't want to basket weave him. Lesson one of our mystery class was all about needle felting

Check out the results.

There are a few rules for needle felting that should be honored.

1. Felt the dark color first, then the light, then the in between.

2. Use an up and down motion with your felting needle.  The moment your needle changes to an angle you will snap your needle.  Uggh.

3. Use only the tiniest wisp of roving at a time on your canvas.  I do mean tiny.

That's it, all the rules.

We tent stitched his muzzle and stitched his tummy in Interlocking Gobelin.

So many levels of fluffiness on this little guy.  Love him already.

Lesson two of the Playful Squirrel is August 10th.  Only two weeks from now.  You can still join us and easily catch up.  Give us a call at 410.296.0405 or order here.

There are also fun add ons to the project.  We like our go-withs.  :-) Carol Eix made us the cutest snap trays.  You just have to giggle when you see them.  Nuts, nuts, nuts.........

I love the scissor fob for this class.  Super cute.

If you are in the class you get the class magnet but look what else we have, a squirrel magnet by Elizabeth Turner collection.  How cute is he?

Hope you had a happy, fluffy weekend.


Friday, July 25, 2014


It's time to think about witches and gobelins, bats and cats.  

Let's go trick or treating together.  

Our Halloween mystery class is full of all things scary. I promise make it fun and spooky all at the same time.  The ideas are brewing.  Lets hope they don't bubble over :-)

I do hope you will join us.  Classes will be September 21, October 12, November 2 and 16;  Sunday afternoons from 1-3pm.  You can join us in person or as an out-patient.  With either option we will supply full instructions and all necessary threads, beads and accoutrements.

You can read full details on the website.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Our Fall roster of classes is filling up.  We have so many fun things to look forward to.

Our next mystery class starts Sunday.  The oh-so-cute Playful Squirrel by Sandra Vargas.

It's not too late to join us.  Give us a call at 410.296.0405 or signup online here.

Brenda Hart will be here in August for one of her super-fun embellishment classes.

We have a few spaces left if you would like to join us.  Give us a call to register.

Laura Taylor will be here for the first time in October.  She is teaching a brand new piece of mine.  I am so excited.  There will be lots of fun threads and stitches.

These are just a few of the things we have planned for the fall.

And then, there are my surprises for 2015!  Yay!  More fun.

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