as i didn't really have the energy to be making anything new, i thought it might be a good idea to try and finish off some w.i.p's that i've had sitting around for far too long (i actually have a whole box of half-started or not-quite-started projects!) so here's some pics of some bits and pieces, some are made from scratch pieces and some are just embellished bits and bobs, like the deccies i bought and added beads to or strung onto some crochet. it does feel good to be finally finishing these and i'm now keen to work my way through the rest of the box!
i think i got into a bit of a rut last year ... i had a lot of stalls to make for and i'm also fortunate enough to have two shops selling my work now, but i think i just got a little burned out trying to keep up with it all. i was making things i knew would sell, but i think i didn't have enough time to be creative and come up with new ideas and designs. i've made the decision not to do any markets this year (well, i may do some christmas ones later in the year ...) so that i have a little more time to play and remember what it is i enjoy about feltmaking.
aaaaanyway, thanks in no small way to heather (more about that in a later post though) i have given myself a kick in the pants and got my fleece out again so i will soon be boring you all again with some felting pics and chat :)
this holds various lenses for looking at bugs and plants really close up - have you ever looked at a flower under a hand-lens ... i can recommend it! and then there's our bat detector for surveys on those long summer nights. this all sits in our nature bag, along with binoculars, camera, identification guides (and usually a snack for along the way) for when we go out 'sploring :)