Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Woolly Weekend ahead

Well, the pictureless post sorts the sheep from the goats!
Thank you those who read and followed the links and enjoyed them and those who then commented.
I succumbed and actually bought something on ETSY! I am one of those annoying people at craft fairs who sells but keeps her hands in her pockets.
It was not always so but I am no longer earning a crust in the classroom so I have to be realistic.
I apply the same stingy attitude to etsy but I just HAD to have a Fellpainting. It hasn't arrived yet but I know a lot of you who visited the site will appreciate how excited I am.

I've had a lovely weekend of walkies with this little sweetie. My son-and-his-ex-girlfriends- shared-dog, Denny..named after Sandie Denny of Fairport Convention.



She doesn't sit still for long so its hard to get a good picture.
She is far cleverer than Willow was, far more obedient but still.....she isn't Willow who was beautiful but it has to be said, fairly thick. The Bimbo of the dog world.
When the above son was little he heard the word 'Bimbo' and asked me what it meant.
I said it usually applied to someone who was beautiful but not very clever.
He said 'Oh well you're not a bimbo because you're clever and you're.......er......er....'


I promised a photo of my goodies from Helen of Cocoa and Blankets. I'm sorry, I was so excited that its all blurred. Just look at these yummy things she sent me. Shimmering blurry colour!



I spent a couple of days on my sewing machine making some brooches to send to Woolfest.
I heard an annoying squeak so I decided to unscrew the flywheel to find out where it was squeaking.
How hard can it be?
Two hours later, having tried every combination of the three components I could imagine, I was on the phone to Bambers in Manchester with my screwdriver in my hand and my machine on its end while he talked me through re-assembling it.

Just in time to get more brooches made.


These are Woolfest Specific!
They are going on the International Feltmakers Association stand.



I wish I'd thought of it sooner.
Just imagine..

tops!
I Love EWE!
fleece!
card!
spin!
dye!
weave!
fibre!

B*******!

See you there Saturday?

24 comments:

Corinna Nitschmann said...

UUUaaaahhhhh! What wonderful fibres you got! And I laughed about the funny brooches. Great idea!

Best regards from Hungary
Corinna

Corinna Nitschmann said...

...and bimbo means bud in Hungarian language! :o) And it is often used as the name for cows *lol*

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

OOh, she's a beautiful dog! Can you kidnap her and get away with it? Bimbo usually means blonde in this country, which I try not to take personally!!

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely dog,and a great present of textile stuff!! Those brooches with words are a wonderful, wonderful idea. What fun could be had with those,eh?x

Mary said...

that is a very cute dog!
fabulous colors - love the word brooches, too.
And bimbo where I grew up was a stupid blonde woman.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Fibre-y goodness in this post! I love the colours of both the fibres AND your brooches. As for the puppy...I want one just like it!!

Jan said...

I have always loved Sandy Denny, your dog in law is very cute but keep her away from stairs. Those ribbons are gorgeous, can't wait to see what you will do with them although I guess I will have to. Wait, that is. Willow has such a sweet face, I'm sure she was a gem. We can't all be beautiful and smart too. Unfortunately I am neither, ha ha! Your Woolfest specific pieces will surely be a hit! They are wonderful! Good luck.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Jackie I have some of those yarns in the exact same colours - they are gorgeous!! I used mine embellished into felt pieces, they bed down nicely leaving the glittery bits on the surface

Cute lil doggie, hope you are enjoying your walkies

Carolyn

ps. I can't see the point in spending the time/taking the trouble to read someone's blog post and not leave a comment ... doesn't make sense, takes only seconds ...

MargaretR said...

Love the tribute to Willow!
Those brooches are a delight and the word ones are a great idea. What about a Bimbo one? I expect your idea of Bimbo is the same as mine? A sexy empty headed female!

Julie said...

Aaaaaah! Sweet dog and sweet little son o-) The brooches are fantastic, they should go like hot cakes. If only I was coming!

Heather said...

Lovely,lovely, Woolfest brooches - hope you sell lots. Lovely ribbons too. As for the comment made by your son when little - 'out of the mouths of babes ...'!! Denny looks adorable. Glad you got your machine back together - I'm scared every time I clean mine and at the moment can't lower the feed dogs. It'll have to go back to the repairer but I hate being without it.

Jude said...

Love to but...I can't walk that fast!

cocoa and blankets said...

You better watch out, I hear an over sized grey haired Yorkshire woman is traveling over the Woolfest, with family, and she has just been paid!!!!!!!!!!!! Perhaps I can by my heart broaches then...will bring plenty of cash...I loooooove the dog, my uncle ray had one exactly the same and his name was denny too....

Art Space Gallery said...

'Out of the mouths of babes' oh, your poor boy! Love the brooches -especially the cerise flower - and new ideas, very funny. BFN.

Lesley

Gina said...

Ha! The brooches with the words are such fun! Denny is very beautiful too!

Victoria said...

Great post... you are a hoot! (Which is a wonderful thing in my book.) The word brooches are fantastic and so fun! They bring back happy childhood memories of watching those kitschy Batman shows!

kay susan said...

Wow! Those fibres are fabulous. So are the brooches, as always. Those ones with words have the potential for great naughtiness! I wish I could go to Woolfest - I am convinced that I live in the wrong half of the country. As for the sewing machine. I once took apart the bobbin assembly on my 'reliable Riccar' to remove a tangled piece of thread. I was quite confident I would be able to remove said thread, put it back together and carry on. It took The Boss about three evenings to get the timing right again! Why do they make them so complicated? Are they all designed by men?

Chrissie said...

Love the brooches for Woolfest! I miss it every year because it's always the day we go on hols - must try harder in 2010 ...

Kayla coo said...

Hello,
Yes those paintings were lovely.
Your brooches will make a wonderful display.
I would love to visit you at woolfest one day.x

sesga loves 1950s said...

Where I come from it means dumb blond .

Im often called a bimbo coz I is a bit Dim ,I joke saying I have to dye my hair blond so people know Im dim .LOL!

Love the word brooches so cool great idea .
Glad you got the sewing machine going again .

Love from sesga in Sunny Wales is it hot where you are ?

Jacky said...

Those fibres are just delicious! What a lovely surprise in the mail!

Your new brooches are great (glad you were able to get that sewing machine sorted out).

Denny is just gorgeous. I must have been lovely to have a dog around again, such a lovely, loyal presence.

Jacky xox

Lindsey Smith said...

Oooh the wordy brooches are fantastic! They'll sell out so fast!!

kandj said...

Loved seeing your work at Woolfest - they are amazing! Much better than photos! (I'm still working up to a blog!) Julia

Fibrespace said...

I saw your brooches on the IFA stand, they're beautiful.



Mo
st of my pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Dear Anonymous.....

....don't waste your time...I have a spam filter.