Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'ze bizzy playin' .... and... photo of the week...

I'ze behind a day on Photo of the Week too... and now... I'm supposed to be vacuuming. The dust bunnies are quickly becoming dust buffaloes... (hmmmm....is that right.. ? .. or is it just buffalo ..is it the plural as well. ?..) oh, well..I'll look it up later just for my own edification...because who really cares right? .....anyway....as I was saying when I got sidetracked.... they are getting BIG ! ....

I've begun a little pink girlie..... she is not wool. But... the tufts I pluck with eyebrow tweezers from a chunk of rayon. I like the colour and I like that I can needle in some more loose bits at the end and she looks all fluffy. This is perfect for poodle fur... I've done several stitched poodles from it.. but, it's tricky to felt because the sharp larger needles won't even go into it after two stabs ... they get stuck and if I push hard .. risk breaking them... or stabbing myself a good one because she is sooo tiny. I just use an ancient, almost dull, fine needle instead. It finally gathers ....














It's time to get out the sparkly stuff too. Look what I found right behind the Christmas cards..... hidden...my box of origami ornament supplies. Remember them from last year? I love making them... they all turn out so pretty...and it is just recycled wrapping papers...even doubled up tissue paper... or candy and chocolate papers. I've even used some magazine ads for a couple... good paper and beautiful colours.... that's all it takes. Oh, ...and... trying to figure out how to fold them each year. I can never seem to quite remember it the first time...so now, I leave a couple of pieces just folded in the box.. to remind me.












Add a gold string (thread) ... a few beads... perhaps a little jingly bell on the bottom.. et voila.... beautiful inexpensive ornaments ! Everybody wants one ..... or two, or three...or... perhaps a six pack.

8 comments:

Serena said...

OMG, those little pink bears are sooooooo darned cute!!! I was always very intrigued with Origami in my younger days. I even had some 'How to' books but never kept at it. I LOVE your Christmas ornaments! You're so clever, Vee!

Daisy said...

The little pink girls are adorable!

Leslie said...

The origami ornaments look like fun!

Maria said...

I love the little pink girl, it's so cute. The ornaments, I still have the ones that you gave me, I treasure them. Hugs ......

Linda Fleming said...

Oh how adorable! I could send you some real poodle hair from Bella's clipping ;)

Fabby Dolls said...

Your pink puppies are precious! Very sweet - love the origami too!!
As an aside - Naked Alien doll is still...naked! Need suggestions - please tell everyone to weigh in!

Dolores said...

Ahhh...I wuv your widdow pink bears. The other ones a couple of posts down are awesome too.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your pink bears are so very cute. Like candy floss. Be careful that you don't pop them in your mouth by mistake lol! They look delicious enough to eat!