Archive for May, 2012

Jack and Sally Won a Red Ribbon!

The judges’ results are in for the Multnomah County Fair! Jack and Sally won the Second Premium Red Ribbon and my mom also won a prize for her sweet ballerinas! I am so happy for both of us. Check out my mom’s blog to see her post on the fair: click here

Sally and Jack with Their Ribbon

Sally and Jack at the Fair

Unfortunately I didn’t actually get to go to the fair because I am in Eugene, but I heard it was really cool. I wish I could have gone and seen all of the other cool craft projects! Hopefully next year.

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The Multnomah County Fair: Please go and vote for your favorite!

Today my mom took two of her beautiful ballerina dolls as well as my Jack and Sally dolls to enter them in the Multnomah County Fair! Please go, see all the cool crafts, and vote for your favorite! My mom has more information on her blog, click here to read more.

Jack and Sally

There, now, that wasn’t so hard…

It took me longer than it should have to get around to it, but once I finally started typing it up, my Sally Doll pattern didn’t take very long at all to prepare. I have only made one of these dolls and I just wrote the pattern as I went, so if anything doesn’t make sense to you that seemed to make sense to me while I was writing it, let me know and I will try to clear things up!

Here is the pattern:

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I love needle felting!

Last Saturday, my sweetie and I took a needle felting class at the UO Craft Center and we both loved it! For those of you who haven’t read my post on the Glass Sampler class, the Craft Center is a wonderful place where super nice people teach you how to make wonderful things!

Needle felting is a lot of fun and it’s very easy to learn the basics. No one in my class had done it before and everyone’s projects looked amazing!

These are just a couple of practice pieces. I started out forming some red wool into a ball, then decided to turn it into an apple. Then I made a rather hairy looking sandwich (maybe not so amazing) to go with it. In order to make the sandwich less hairy and more appetizing, I will need to pack the wool tighter, but that seems to be more difficult with flat shapes like the sandwich, and easier with rounder shapes, like the apple.

This kitty was my main project for the day. Her name is Princess, and she even has her own royal blue kitty bed! I can’t wait to make more cute things with needle felting. I already have lots of ideas for dolls! Of course, as always I have lots of ideas and not much time to work on them. I’m in the middle of about four projects right now that I hope to be able to show you soon!