Monday, July 29, 2013

The winner is...

Candance !!

The workshop were I learned those felt techniques was teached by Lisa Klakulak!!

Please sent me your shipping address private to and I sent the kit to you.

Thanks so much to everyone who played!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Holidays.. finally !! and first Blog give away...

Finally holidays are here..and the sun!!  We had to wait long for better weather, but now summer has arrived in the Netherlands too !!

We have not planned any trips, instead off we need to work in our garage, to create for me a little space for wet felting.  Most of you know, in between working on bears, I love to felt as a change..  As the items I felt get more complicated, it also needs more time before I can complete a project. Those unfinished items waiting to be finished do not leave a free table in our house ...

The smaller felting projects don`t give problems..though, I only need a little space for those.
I experiment a little with the techniques I learned in the 3 day class off ..????..  Here some pictures:

Bears in a firm shape with dimension added. I am going to ad more accents with embroidery..

The right paw pad is felted from merino wool only, the left pawpad I added a little nuno felting.    
It is so much fun to play with those new learned techniques ... working out an idea for my next project already.. 

To celebrate the Holidays I have the first free give away for my Blog Readers. 
It is a pattern/kit to crochet a BEAD and PIN!! 

I designed this pattern/kit for a workshop in USA 2010. The pattern also teaches how to crochet the ears as you make the head rather than crocheting them separately and applying them later. 

The instructions in this pattern describe the crochet portion of the project, as well the assembly, with 48 step by step color pictures, so even as a beginner you will have fun making this project. 

The first person, who can tell me the name of the artist/teacher in which work shop I learned the above felting technique will receive the kit FREE. Please post your answer to this topic. 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Vote now in Round 1 of URSA 2013 !!

You can vote from July 8 to July 31st period. One vote in each category.

Voting in Round 1 determines the top winners in each category. You don`t have to vote all at one time. The computer will keep track of which categories you voted previously. 
To make it easy, cast your vote AND then NOT close the voting page window as it takes you back to the beginning, but instead use the tab open-links or arrows-back to the category page. Use the "Next Category" arrow at the bottom of each page to advance.

This year I entered with KNIT-TED in Category 3: Medium Bare Bear or Bud - 6" to 11" - Undressed. Any Materials.

He is 20 cm tall

Wearing a Bobbin Lace Collar

I entered  TEDDY in Category 1: Wee Little Bare Bear or Bud - 5" and under - Undressed. Any Materials.

 Teddy is also knitted, only 7 cm tall

sitting on a custom made music box

holding his very own cup.
Both, TEDDY and KNIT-TED  for sure will have a hard time competing with all the wonderful entries.
Please check them out and vote for one favorite in each of the 17 Categories. 
Start HERE or use the link on the right. 

Thank you so much!!