Friday, December 16, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday ~ Painted Ladies

How many of you use those pure white styrofoam heads to either display or take pictures of your beautiful handmade products?  As my last post shows......I sure do.  The stark whiteness of these heads have been bothering me for quite a while........they actually kind of creep me out.  So I decided I would try to do something to make them more pleasing to the eye, at least to my eyes.  

My first head transformed into a art deco-ish, fantasy creation........

Then I wondered if they could be painted.  After a bit of research I found a product that seals the styrofoam so the paint will adhere to it.  I really like how this one worked out.  

I must admit, I love transforming these plain white forms into lovely, stylish ladies.  No more scary, crazy looking white heads for this girl.  I'm on a mission! 

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

I whipped up this pair for my granddaughter using 2 strands of worsted.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday ~ Simple Things

With the craziness of the holidays upon us, I thought this would be a great time to knit up some simple things.

I completed the Drawbridge cowl.......

and then moved on to Bandwidth.  Both from Westknits Book 2. 

I was planning on using my handspun  to knit these projects but after uncovering all the yarn I had stashed around the house, I decided to just use what I had on hand.

With that in mind, I knit up this hat from Kalamazoo Knits called "Just for Him" by KellyJ.  This was a really quick, simple knit.

During the black Friday sale at Your Local Yarn shop several ladies were talking about  the Mukluk Slippers by Knitting Purl & Simple so I thought I'd give them a try. 
I made this pair on Tuesday with the help of my dad.

Dad has Alzheimer's   and during my visits he likes to sit right next to me and share a blanket. At the lower edge of the picture you can see he's holding my ball of yarn.                       Simple things......precious memories.                    

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!