Monday, August 30, 2010

Everything Autumn

While it's still pretty hot here in Northeast Ohio, I can't help looking forward to Fall and all it's colors! I certainly don't want to rush it, or we'll be shoveling snow before you know it. I just thought I'd show you what I've been up to, by incorporating some rich, crisp, warm tones.
I cut up more fabric strips and used some to accent this dark orange T-shirt scarf or necklace. I cut the remaining fabric and wound it into two small balls and it's waiting for me to make a cute little bag with it.

My brother gave me a set of vintage leaves. They were an antique lace color, but looked like they were for needlepoint, or other needlework project. They're bigger than my hand and I thought they would look pretty hanging in a window. I bought some needlefelting supplies last year intended just for this project and I wasn't about to let another Fall go by without giving it a try.

These took me all day. I tweaked colors here and there, agonizing over them at times. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out, but I've determined that I don't enjoy the artistic aspect of needlefelting. I think I'll keep it simple and not take on too big of a project next time. I'm thinking of making these into a garland or perhaps a mobile with a wooden stick of some sort. They'll be hanging in my tent for the next show at Wooltex!