Saturday, June 14, 2014

Father's Day Kayak

Happy Father's Day to our Daddy...without whom we would not be living in this amazing place where we can kayak, hike, explore, boat, fish, hammock, float...and just be.  Thank you.

squidy the felted bowl

Sometimes in life you just have to accept that you are awesome.

I know, it's a hard lesson...but even the hard lessons need to be learned.

I learned my lesson last night when I finished a project that Laurel and I had started together.  It was going to be an embroidered felted bowl.  (felted first, with an embroidered design inside the bowl on the bottom) First I crocheted the bowl, then we felted it by tossing it in the washer and dryer with all our other laundry. (I know...we're so awesome we can experiment with a new craft AND get the halibut blood out of my pants at the same time)

I had never felted anything like this before, so I was surprised to see it didn't shrink that much.  Since it was still so tall I thought the design might look better on the outside.  I gave it some thought, and I decided to needle felt a design on instead.  (the kids and I had just tried our first needle felting project the week before) We had some leftover wool; and at first I was thinking starfish...since they are around us all the time.  But then I had an inspired thought...a squid!  

All in took no more than 10 minutes to felt the little guy!  We all loved him so much we gave him a home on our super-special-project shelf.  
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