Monday, July 10, 2017

New projects and upcoming surprises

I have been working on a few different things lately besides getting ready for my retreat this week.

The first thing is a few little gifts for a You Tube channel crew that i have grown to enjoy immensely.  They are in Ireland and I will do an entire post once they receive the package.  So, I will write more about them in that post.
Sneak peek:



Hi, My name is Jen and I have a crafty addiction.
Last weekend I could not get it out of my head that I wanted to learn how to needle felt.  My mom started awhile ago and it seemed like a lot of fun, and something to check out one day. Then I woke up Saturday morning and the thought would not leave my brain.  I became obsessed.  And it is fortunate (or unfortunate) that I live less than five minutes away from The Pendleton Wool Mill.  I went down and browsed all the pretty wool things.  And I bought a huge grab bag of wool.  And some needles.  SOOO addicting!  It was so much fun.  I know!  I know!  It isn't like I have all kinds of free time to fill in.  I am busy enough.  The struggle is real people!  On the plus side, I have no interest in scrap-booking.  Hahaha

Here is what I came up with that first weekend:

Not bad for my first try.

Joltik (I think that is how you spell it)

Now my son wants me to make all kinds of Pokemon creatures.  
I am working on putting together an Etsy shop with my mom and wasn't sure how selling licensed characters in a new form worked.  I know I have seen things out there, but I wanted the facts for myself.  Help me Google.  How do you phrase a question like that?  How about "Making a famous character with crafts to sell".  Sounds like magical Google would at least make an effort for that.  Oh it made an effort alright!  Funniest auto-correct ever!



Ooops!  This might be news to some, but most of us already know what getting into crafty hobbies can do to a person.  :)

And with that, I will leave you to continue your quilting and crafting!  




12 comments:

  1. That Google search. 😂😂😂 Cute little characters for your first time. :)

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  2. Your good on scrapbooking...how do you feel about knitting :P Those felt critters are adorable. Now I'm curious to what needle felting is, gonna have to youtube it. Your google search/spell correction literally made me lol.

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  3. LOLOL! I needed to start the day with a grin, and you merrily provided it with that autocorrect fun. I was at a retreat where a girl made the most gorgeous purse using needle felting. I've resisted still...love the comment about fitting real people into your life, I hear you.

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  4. Love your whale! I will be chuckling all day about the Google search. A78mandel at yahoo dot com.

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  5. Your dolphin turned out great. I took a needle felting class a couple of years ago and made a swan. I hated that class in the beginning but at the end it turned out to be the one I enjoyed the most that week at craft camp. I should write a post about that experience.

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  6. haha love the autocorrect, i tried felting once, i looked like something my dog had ate, yours look great!

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  7. Awww! That whale is the cutest! And I let out a serious guffaw when I read your search results. That is hilarious!

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  8. Funny Google! Love the whale and when I saw the second creature, I thought, "Man that looks like a Pokemon!" so great job! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  9. Ha! Google really missed the mark! Love that whale. Good luck on Etsy!

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  10. My son would love those creatures, but I do hope you'll save your soul.

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  11. Ahh, I have some of the same green fabric and knew it was St. Patrick's day related :)!

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  12. Oh my lord, that is the funniest thing I've seen today! And I love the whale. I completely sympathize with the waking up with an idea in your head and it just WON'T GO AWAY. I have a Halloween potholder because of it!

    ~Brandy

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