One Little Mosaic

My baby boy slept for 2 hours straight today, and then his Popsie took him for a car ride to the grocery store... it isn't very often I have such a lengthy chunk of time available all at once, to get my hands immersed in the magical mystical realm of pure creating... so I made 3 new pairs of tie-up booties, which I will post pictures of when I get the chance. So cute!

 Despite using rubber gloves for much of the process, my hands are pretty dry and chapped after playing in so much hot water. My fingertips scrape the keys now and make the tiniest sandpapery noise...

I've found it works great to re-use the water as I'm felting through the various layers, as the process requires lots of piping hot water and some soap--so it's definitely more efficient and environmentally-responsible to pour the used water back into the kettle, and stick it on top of the roaring wood stove.

In other news, I wanted to share a couple of pictures of the first mosaic I made, a few weeks ago now, out of several broken dishes we have no trouble accumulating in our house. This sunflower sits atop a wooden box, in which many of my teas are kept:

Latest Booty: Booties

Here are a few of my most recent felted works:

Setting up the Workshop

With one-thousand-and-one projects on the go and in various stages of the works, I am really happy to have such amazing studio space, full of large windows and natural light, as well as plenty of shelves to neatly and beautifully cram my supplies and materials onto. We just moved into this uniquely-designed house a couple of months ago, and it overlooks the Beaver Valley. What an incredible view we have from every window! And there are 100 acres of retired farm land in various stages of natural succession for our son to play on. There is many an apple tree to climb here, and in a few decades what are now sparsely-growing saplings will be towering oak tree Grandmother wonders for our great great great grandchildren to lie in the shade of.

Here are a few images of my new studio space. There's always something on the go, so I tidied up for the "photo shoot" but we all know that there's usually a good spread of craftiness covering the tables, shelves and countertops...

Art Room 
Countertop Boy

Looking into Art Room from the Living Room
Bird Jars by my friend Brooke Erickson
Southeast View from Art Room Window