Still playing, creating tiny green worlds. Some bitty tiny mushrooms have appeared in the moss. Can anyone tell me about these? They are about 1/4 inch tall.
The people in the above terrarium are very tiny, at bout 1 1/8 inches tall. I tried it with some larger figures, but they seemed too big - at their height of 1 and 1/2 inches. See below.
First, a cuff made of lambswool from a felted Gap sweater, hand-embroidered with wool. The giraffe button is a Kazuri bead, a fair trade item made in Africa.
Another cuff, made from a man’s silk tie, trimmed with silk from recycled saris, embellished with ribbon and a Kazuri ceramic elephant bead.
More about Kazuri beads can be found at http://www.kazuribeadsusa.com
This is a rough photo of a terrarium I worked on this morning. More photos can be found at Sanctuary Without Walls.
Below are some photos of tiny terrarium pendants, with a quarter to show scale. Some of these were for sale at the Real Food Market Co-op for the holidays, which is why some have chains and others do not (yet).
Who thought I’d be gardening in this frigid weather?!
As some of you may know, I have not been able to work at my sewing machine for many months now. However, my hands have not been idle. Today I took some of my handwork to our local food co-op. These consist of small things I can work on (usually propped up with pillows!). In these short sessions, I’ve had great fun making “jewelry” items from unusual objects. And it’s good to use the “stuff” I’ve collected, giving it new form.
Below is a bracelet I sold today. First, using a knitting spool, I made a denim-colored cord from blue wool, then used beads and springs, (as in hardware from your toolbox), and finished it off with tassels.
Here’s a teaser. Next post: the tiny terrarium necklace.
Tucked in a corner at the Chatham Real Food Market Co-op you will find a small sampling of my woolen handwork. These items are made in those moments between working on the banner and taking care of my family and self.
An example is pictured below: a pair of fulled (felted) thick woolen mittens, lined with luscious, soft, purple lambswool from another sweater. The asymmetrical designs on the mittens are needle-felted. Now if we only had some snow…..
Over the holidays, I worked (as time allowed) on dolls for my granddaughters.
Much of the sewing was done by hand, which meant I could do it from bed. In addition to the clothing you see here, I created miniature sweaters for these two from re-purposed felted lambswool and cashmere sweaters.
The package is still on its way to them, a bit late.
Now I can return to my beloved banner project.
More storm photos at http://www.sanctuarywithoutwalls.com.