Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HELLO AGAIN ~ ~ ~

It's been sooo long since I posted so thought I would show you this little sheep pillow that I made for a friend.  The sheep is needle felted with Wensleydale fleece that we brought back from England almost 9 years ago ~ I use it very sparingly but save it for special things.  The stuffing is from my snippet bowls ~ little bits and piece of wools and thread give a little heft to your project moreso than fiberfill stuffing and it's recycling at it's best!  The binding is vintage homespun (Sonny's aunt gave me a bag of scraps years ago that weRE left from his grandma's sewing projects) that I whipped onto the edges using linen threads that I keep when I'm cutting linen yardage!  Waste not ~ want not!!  That isn't exactly  me in my everyday life ~ wish it was ~ but it works out great for handmade projects!!

I hope you're all well and having a good winter!  We have recovered from the Christmas craziness and I'm just wrapping up all my year end things for the business.  Have my office all in good order for the first time in a long time!  And we're getting ready to go to Florida ~ thanks to my wonderful Tad sitter for holding down the fort for me and taking such good care of him!  Sonny will be working right up until the last minute to finish a couple of projects he's had all winter and I will, too!  I'm getting in a quick beginners class on Sunday for some gals and drawing some patterns for another! 
I'll do better about staying in touch ~ I haven't even been a good blog reader over this last couple of months!!  Thanks for stopping by ~ I really appreciate it!

Alice

5 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Alice. Cute little pillow :)

Julia said...

That little sheep pillow is just darling.

It's nice that you have all the year end business taken care of and that you can go and enjoy a little vacation in the sun.

Looking forward to reading about all the fun you'll be having.

Enjoy.
Hugs,
JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

I was wondering if you were heading south. Lucky you! Enjoy the warmth and send some our way.
Cute little pillow.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I so love my little treasure and all the meaning you stitched into it! xo

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thank you, Miss Lori!