5/29/2012

FELTasticMotion FIRE ENGINE

Happy 1st Birthday to CK!

I'm sure your firefighter papa will love to play this felted ball with you all the time!



5/26/2012

BACK-TO-BACK 2012

Teams across the world compete to shear a sheep, spin the wool and knit a sweater in the fastest time possible.

Gaspereau Valley Fibres' "Sheep Thrills" just able to finish in 9 hours & 46 minutes on May 26!
They tried to beat their record of 6th in the world last year!
Final result for all 10+ teams will be released on June 10.

Just in! Sheep Thrills placed 7th in the world and was the fastest team in Canada this year!!!
 Sarah Nettleton showed her amazing skills to shear a sheep 
& educated many visitors including myself! 

 

On the same day, I worked on the "Nova Scotia" Wool 
& created more FELTasticWine glass gloves/coasters too!


5/25/2012

VFF GIVEAWAY

A few weeks ago, Valley Family Fun organized 
a special giveaway for a customized felted owl necklace.

This morning, I just send this special little owl away.
I have so much fun to FELT IT.
 I'm sure the little girl who's going to receive this will  
LOVE IT & TREASURE IT.


5/23/2012

FELTasticMotion BALL

My children's godparents' own little boy is turning 2 today!
He loves tractor a lot!

His mom is making him a tractor birthday cake.

So I decide making him a wool felt ball with a big tractor + his initial & age too!

Let's row & throw the FELTasticMotion Ball...



5/21/2012

NEWBORN LAMBS

This Victoria weekend is Woolly Weekend at Ross Farm 
- Nova Scotia's Living Museum of Agriculture
 
"Spring is here and the sheep at Ross Farm Museum have had their lambs and are ready for their annual shearing. There will be demonstrations in sheep shearing, washing & spinning wool. Learn about the importance of sheep to early settler's and about the work involved to produce yarn and how woolen yarn was used to make material for the clothing necessary for the cold winter days."

Ross Farm is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. 

My children & I had a wonderful afternoon to ride in a horse drawn wagon, to see how wooden items are made using the same old tools and machinery as a century ago, to see how sheep shearing, washing & spinning wool using old traditional skills, & to visit farm heritage animals including oxen, Berkshire pigs, Canadian Horses and the Cotswold and Southdown Sheep.
 
The highlight of the day was to witness the newborn "Heritage-breeds" twins!


How amazing!!!

5/20/2012

SPRING CLEAN-UP


After adding more colorful Merino wool to my wool inventory, 
it's time to sorting and organizing my tiny workshop during the long Victoria weekend.

Happy Spring Clean-Up Day!

5/19/2012

MY PRINCESS IS THREE !!!

My princess just turned 3 !

Last year, I needle felted a birthday cake keepsake that we can store all her photo CDs.

This year, I love to needle felt some accessories as she's all into princess & ballerina now!

A week before her birthday, I asked her what she likes to have.

She was very excited & replied, "I want a princess crown...and a kitty too!"

Ta-da!

  
I needle felt the princess crown with the neon pink Merino wool & crystal headband
a Kitty with the pearl look-a-like stretchable headband/necklace/bracelet/waistband  

The glitter ballerina sticker paper doll was picked up earlier in Opera Garnier, Paris 

My mom also custom tailored the pink Thai silk princess bubble dress

Although I am not really interested into baking, 
I decided to bake & decorate a matching birthday cake for my princess.
 
No doubt, she will be my princess forever! 


5/13/2012

OWLS CUSTOMIZED

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
 [ from The Wizard of Oz Soundtrack ]


A lady was dreaming for a RAINBOW owl necklace.
Her daughter was dreaming for a CHOCOLATE et LIME owl necklace.

I hope I have made their dreams come true!




HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May your dreams come true!

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UPDATE: On May 19, 2012, I sent out the 2 colorful owls away. How lovely that I received a beautiful owl art work in return! Totally unexpected! Tamara Riley from Windsor, NS has done many amazing kawaii and one-of-a-kind "junk art" works! Custom order yours by contacting her at tamtams777@hotmail.com