I had so much fun in my felting class! My head is just bouncing with ideas. First we learned about flat felting, then it was three dimensional felting. Here are some of my final 3D projects.
Booties. They were started on a flat pattern and finished on my feet. We took turns felting on each others feet, and let me tell you, I didn't expect to get a foot massage that day in class!
These are actually destined for Mira for Christmas. Shhh.
This was my first exercise in flat pattern felting and the flap didn't quite turn out as I expected. I cut the offending piece off and beaded the flap to balance it. This guy is small. About 8 inches across. Very cute.
And last is my "mermaids purse". Kelp, shells, and a wee fishy finish off this one.
Today is also the Christmas concert for my boys. I hope that they are early in the program for once. Then I can slip away. Every year we have faithfully stayed until the end, but this year, I have so much to do on my days "off" that I feel like a whirling dervish has taken residence in my brain. I still have to come up with something for my in-laws for Christmas and I have NO IDEA! Not one. I usually can come up with a little something, but this year..... And the bottle of scotch for Grandpa won't even work this year because he is on medication that keeps him from having a drink.
And Judy asked for a book review (which I will give at a later date) and about the progression of my most dusty socks. I am afraid to say that the socks had been abandoned so that my hands could work on fringing, tagging, origami folding, felting, and note book maintenance. I have traditionally done most of my knitting in idle time in front of a movie. I haven't watched a movie in months. Except "Racing Stripes", and I was weaving during that one. And there was "Over the Hedge", during which a small girl took up residence on my lap. But things are looking brighter for my socks! My friend Linda just lent me the first season of "Lost" to watch "at your leisure" It runs over 1000 minutes! I just my get those socks done!
Concert up date
I just got back a few minutes ago from the concert that lasted over 2 hours. And , of course, my boys were at the very end. Again. The concerts used to be about an hour. Which was good. But the new principal likes to "showcase" all of the talent in the school. Which is nice. But most kids in elementary school have siblings. Quite a few of them have younger siblings. Like my boys. I can't tell you the number of times that I hear "I want to go home, mama!" Two hours is far to long for a Christmas concert. The performances by the kids were all very good. Some were touching, some cute. But in my estimate, each class did not need to sing three songs. One per class used to be enough. Sorry about the rant. I just had to vent a bit.