Monday, May 19, 2008

Pixie Unfelted Cloche

I realize that felted wool hats aren't exactly four seasons accessories, so I decided to get back to my roots and work on altering some of my designs for unfelted fashion. Here is a prototype of a slightly altered Petal. I just love the effect I got from holding three different yarns from my stash together: a wool blend, pima cotton and hemp. It is still a bit too heavy for summer...I would probably have to do something more open and lacy. This one I may keep, I just love it!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Homage to Other Felters

I discovered the work of Lorraine Linton today through her new etsy shop, and was positively blown away by her designs! I have never had the patience to master intarsia or duplicate stitch with any degree of skill; a shame really because the felted effect is gorgeous! Inspired by my find, I decided to put together some images of work by knitters/felters who are far more talented than I. Enjoy!

Both by:
Into Knitted by Lorraine Linton

Pillow designs both by Marta McCall
patterns available at

Sold bags from Simple Sandy's etsy shop

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Couldn't Wait

Petal in Vibrant Violet, Sophia in Darkest Sea Green, and Petal in Cafe au Lait all added to my shop this morning. More colors coming this weekend.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sweet Sophia

Asymmetry and drama.

I am on a roll! Meet Sophia; the first of many I am sure. This prototype is in an olive and raspberry wool. The asymmetrical brim can be worn a number of ways as you can see.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Hats...

...coming soon!

String of Pearls

This Pearls of Fiber necklace that I just posted in my shop is hopefully the first of many. What fun to make, so many possibilities and color combinations!


A word about this piece: The pink tourmaline cabochon in this ring came from a different ring that I bought for practically nothing some 6 years ago. Although I always loved the stone, it was set in a very plain band and a bezel with the tiniest flaw that was like a magnet for the eyes whenever you looked at it. I eventually grew out of it and needing a resizing at least, I brought it to my favorite jeweler, Debra LaValley.

I have commissioned a number of custom pieces from her in the past, but this time I think she really outdid herself! Look closely, you can see that the bezel is made up of four tiny dragonflies. The stone looks a million times better in her ring, and I just love it.

Should you ever have the privilege to pass through or visit Cedarburg, WI I highly recommend making The Pagoda a stop on your trip. Debra's work tends to the more floral/ nouveau, and Cathy Laing's work is more clean and modern. Fantastic stuff! No website...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Look Familiar?

A few months back, I previewed the bottom edge of this "maternity babydoll/tunic." But, alas, it took me so long to get her finished that she will now have to wait and be a "postpartum babydoll/tunic." But isn't she cute?

Darcy Gets a Name Change

I posted these little lovelies to my etsy shop last night. Somehow the name became Chelsea in spite of myself (pregnancy brain)! So, Chelsea she is! More colors coming soon...