Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ideas from the Festival

I took my camera. I really did. I just never took it out of my bag...

In any case the Fall Fiber Festival at Montpelier was just wonderful and I came home with a billion ideas rolling around in my head. Bonnie, one of my guild mates, came with me

I saw some really neat felt items including wall hangings that were basically fiber pictures. I saw some really cute felted purses. There were felted rugs and felted mitts and felted hats as well. I saw only one felted face and it was rather small... but I do have an idea. I'm wondering (and will only find out for sure when I try it) if I could make a felt purse or bag and felt a 3-D face onto it? Or a hat? How about a cup cozy with a felted design?

I know I'm going to make a few sets of felted mug rugs for sale at our Guild Holiday Sale. I will also give one of the "face" ideas a go as well.

In addition to the many felting ideas, I also came home with a skein of pretty plum-colored cotton that I'm going to make into a market bag (got the pattern on line). If it works well and doesn't drive me bonkers, I'll come back and make the link live so others can find it.

So what did I buy? Pictures to come...

Sun colored silk (this stuff is amazing!)
A bag of fleece that I'm going to split with Bonnie.
Some pretty sparkle fiber for blending
A warping board
The Plum cotton yarn
A neat wooden double-pointed needle holder
Some White Sage for my hubby
Other stuff I can't remember

I ate a yummy sausage sandwich and sweet potato fries.

What I did not get this year was roving. Not sure why. I think my brain wants to make believe I'm going to take the fiber I have and make my own. Reality is, that's exactly what I have to do.

I think I need to get real with myself and get off the computer (or limit my time much more) and spend way more time over the next several months working on my projects.

In any case, I MUST clean up my messy house. We have a lots of company coming at the end of the month and you cannot move for the stuff scattered everywhere.

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