Welcome to my blog

If you enjoy finding a lot of different outlets for your creativity, then we may just be kindred spirits.
This blog is an outlet for my interest in miniatures, crochet, plastic canvas, and many other various arts and crafts.

I also love walking, taking digital photos, and most recently, have rediscovered an old love...bike riding! I purchased an amazing new bike, a comfy Townie by Electra this summer, and have been having a grand time exploring the area as though for the first time. It's like being a kid again!

If you enjoy any of these things too, pour a cup of coffee and tea, sit down, and join me.

Take care!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Second needle felted bear

I needle sculpted another bear; a polar bear cut this time.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bear Buggy

I made a buggy for my needle felted bear, but it's a bit small for him. I'll just have to make a smaller bear to go with the buggy, and a bigger buggy for the bear, lol.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My first needle felted bear

I finished my first needle felting project; a tiny bear.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Needle felting kits are in!

Check out these cute needle felting kits; aren't they adorable?  I ordered them from Living Felt, about 2 weeks ago, and have been waiting for them to come in ever since.  I'm so glad they got here!  
I've been interested in learning how to needle felt for a few years now...I'm so looking forward to trying these kits.
I really love the Happy Dog...I wonder if I should start with him, or save him for second, and practice on the bear.
If I enjoy this, I'm going to visit some of the local farms to buy wool so I won't have to wait for the mail.  I've seen some really nice books on needle felting on Amazon and ebay that I'd like to try...but first, i'll try these darling kits.
I'm going to read the instructions and drink coffee now :-).

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mailman and my Dad brought goodies

Today was a fun day!  The dolls that I ordered came in, and my Dad picked them up for me; woohoo. The are so cute; check them out:

Aren't they sweet?  I'm not sure if I'm going to keep both or not; I originally had planned on keeping one and selling one on ebay...but they're so adorable i may just have to keep both, lol.
The dolls were a gift to myself, in honour of ending over 10 years of therapy.

I also got a parcel in the mail today.  I was excited because I've been waiting (and waiting!) for my needle felting kits to come in.  So I thought that was it.  I was surprised to find it was a parcel from the Peel Board...a gift for me, celebrating 20 years of service. I've been on a long term disability for over 10 years (which is one of the reasons I needed therapy), so it was bittersweet to get this gift.  I haven't even opened it yet...i'm just looking at the box.

Well, I'm going to do some stitching now.  I'm making some plastic canvas bunnies.  

I hope my needle felting kit will come in soon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Photo Album 2011-02-12 #4

I had so much fun making these Barbie items. I really enjoyed making the pool up without a pattern. I'm looking forward to making more Barbie things.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mom's birthday and plastic canvas gifts

Here's my mom on her 67th birthday.  Doesn't she look great?

She really liked the blue Victorian tissue house that I made her.

Plastic canvas has come in handy a lot since Christmas.  I made several items as Christmas gifts, this house for my Mom, a last minute gift for my cousin, Jane, (it was an adorable memo pad cover in the shape of a purse; unfortunately, I forgot to take photos).

Here's my Mom, with aunt Judy and cousin Linda.  The big red candle is a long time family tradition, lol.

I made this little tissue cover as a goodbye gift for my therapist.  Today is my last session, after over 10 years.