4.29.2009

My First Felting

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This mouse pin cushion is my very first venture into the fuzzy world of felt. I found this book one day at Kinokunia. Powered by excitement, I sallied forth to gather supplies! The book said the supplies should be easily found at the local craft store, but that turned out to be inaccurate for me. I looked at Michaels, and Joanns, with no luck. Here's where I ended up ordering from.

Felting is a lot of fun, pretty easy, and you should definitely give it a try. You get to stab something a bunch, and the end result is cuteness- what's not to like? Just be careful with the needle- it's terribly sharp. I stabbed my fingers multiple times when I got overzealous.

4.28.2009

The Sound of Music, En Masse

This made my day, at 9:30 in the morning.



My apologies for the brief hiatus in blogging. I've been trying to keep all my plates spinning in the air... Amongst the things to be covered post by post: trip to Monterey, adventures at the Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW 2009), an interview with me on Fulle Circle Productions blog, glass etching, plush, art shows, gardening, and adventures on Adventure Time! Phew!

Stay tuned!

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Also... another reason I need to get a PS3 ASAP:

4.06.2009

My Mouse, Saved

I got this email from my mom on Friday. She still teaches at the elementary school where I went from Kindergarten through sixth grade.

Hi Eliz,

Guess what? They are getting ready to repaint our school and the architect/designer (a parent) who came up with the pallet and the plan for what color paint will go where, gave a super presentation to the Governing Board on Thursday afternoon. Very high tech. He took photos of the exteriors of our school and through his trickery was able to show what the new paint job will look like and how it will transform our school into a 21st century looking school. When he came to the cafeteria area, he said that Susan [the art teacher who's been there since I went there as a kid] said he could paint over the existing mural. However, when he showed the transformation, your mouse was the only figure he didn't paint over!!! I couldn't believe it! I told everyone at the meeting that YOU had painted it years ago and they got a big kick out of that! Just thought you might like to know.

Love,

mom


Hooray! My mouse was saved! The mouse my mom is talking about was one of several random animals designed by kids going to the elementary school at the same time as me. They were painted as carousel animals, and all the kids going there got to help with the painting of the mural, after the drawings were blown up and put onto the walls. I had initially drawn a plain, white mouse, because that was the kind that I had. The art teacher asked if I would mind them putting rainbow spots on it, so it wouldn't be so plain. I said yes, but I remember I was afraid it was going to look dumb with rainbow spots... It ended up looking pretty ok. (^-^)