Monday, November 2, 2009

November Days: making things

It seems that we are starting to get busy around here with making things. The holiday season of giving is soon upon us, and I need to start to think about what I am planning to accomplish. Mia will be attending the farm enrichment classes doing a variety of handwork: knitting, felting, paper craft, and beeswax crafts. The squirrel is my first felted animal. I was reading the fairy tale The Squirrel's Wife, and got really inspired by the wonderful illustrations. I love how quickly the felting needle works it's magic.

Vivi's leaf banner and foil heart ornament

Mia's dreamcatcher

I love getting to support my friends and local artists in their creative endeavors as well. These sweet little cups are made by our dear friend, Heather Tinnaro. There are a number of local art sales that I plan to attend, including The Big Crafty and The River Arts District Studio Stroll, and farmers markets. I love etsy for wonderful handmade items as well.

Jasper sharing popcorn with his new friend

Whisky, frisky, hoppity hop,

Up he goes to the tree top!

whirly, twirly, round and round,

Down he scampers to the ground.

Furly, curly, what a tail!

Tall as a feather, broad as a snail!

Where's his supper? In the shell.

snappity, crackity, out it fell.

~from Wynstones Press's Autumn


gardenmama said...

There is so much beauty that surrounds your home! I can't get over the squirrel that you made!!! *Incredible*

momma rae said...

what an amazing squirrel!! i love how big it is and that super fun tail! you are very talented mama! ;)

likeschocolate said...

cute squirrel!

Jen said...

Wow - for a first time needle felt activity, you did an amazing job! Would have thought you'd been doing it for years :D The squirrel is so adorable and just the right size for your little one!

Kelly said...

What beautiful autumn crafts - the leaf banner, dreamcatcher and the amazing squirrel. Lovely autumn spirit around your home.

Artistmama said...

Wow! I love, love the squirrel! That was your first? Can't wait to try needle felting. Thanks for the poem as well, my son will love it!


onegoldensun said...

Thank you for the sweet comments. I have needle felted simple figures and pumpkins, things like that. But this is my first felting project that was more like making a soft sculpture. It was lots of fun to make.