Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wool Lovers' Blog Hop

During last week's Pin It! blog hop, Denise at Pieced Brain spied my Lil' Woolie pincushion and invited me to participate in her Wool Lovers' hop today!  I made up a few more Lil' Woolies -- I call these my little "Foul Fowl".  :)

  

And a piggy...


Made with Handbehg large (3cm) wool balls for the body, tiny (1cm) wool balls cut in half for the eyeballs, a button to sit on, and bits of wool or roving.  They're meant to be pincushions, but I just couldn't bring myself to stab the stinkin' cute little critters!  :)


I do love working with wool, especially wool applique' - don't have to turn any edges under, hardly have to fuss at all!  I usually whip stitch.  Here is my Woolie Flowers wall hanging.  Wool applique' on a scrappy cotton backing, prairie point inner border and scalloped corners.  I especially like the  wool/cotton combo - best of both worlds.  This won 3rd place at HMQS a few years back, and now hangs in my living room. ♥♥



I've had some fun with wool felting, too.  At Girlfriends' Day Out retreat last weekend, I got to try out a Babylock Embellisher, which is basically a sewing machine that does free-motion felting/couching.  Felted down some wool cutouts, a bit of yarn, a bit of roving to embellish a fleece winter scarf.  Sweet.



Hangin' out with the DIY Dish Girls - here's Kris, owner of  My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe.
Her twin sister Kim, (of Kimberbell Designs and You Can Make This) 
had a great class to introduce some fun new quilty gadgets,
including Lori Holt's half-hexie ruler... (featured in my latest video with RBD).
I didn't get a good picture with Kim; but she looks a lot like her sister ;)

Oh, sorry, I got off  on a tangent... now be sure to hop by these other sweet wool-lovin' hops today. 

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27 comments:

Thearica said...

These are as cute as a pig in the mud! We collect pigs around here.. :)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Foul Fowl and Piggy are wonderful! And I can see why your Woolie Flowers Wall Hanging won third place, it's gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Super cute. Love the wall hanging. oh and I love love love the scarf......I have lalways wanted one of the ose embelishers ever since I first laid eyes on them several years back.

Calicojoan said...

Those little woolies are just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Deonn, WOW your Woolie Flower Wall hanging is most gorgeous. Love it. Very inspiring.. and your wee Lil Woolies are way to cute. Hugs Judy

legato1958 said...

I love your projects made with wool and felt. And your lil Woolies are so fun ! I especially like the pig!
Susie

Lyndsey said...

The woolie birds and pigs are great fun and I love your wall hanging.

Nanbon44 said...

angry birds are so cute and the wall hanging is amazing, thanks for sharing

Mara said...

OMG! I love the piggie! Will you sell that as a kit? I don't have money now but wanted to get your ladybug, but now I want a piggie, we just started getting the Angry Bird cartoon here in Greece this last Saturday, my kids love it. The scarf is very cool looking, I enjoyed the tangent.

Martina said...

They are so cute and I loove your wallhanging. Just beautiful!

Teresa in Music City said...

OMG - my family loves the Angry Birds!!! I have to make some of those LOL!!! Your flower arrangement is gorgeous - love all the little details :*)

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

I love those critters! And your wool wall hanging was superb! I, too, prefer to work with wool against a cotton background. I am so glad you join the blog hop!!!

Funky Kim said...

I didn't see you at Girlfriend's Day Out! Bummer! I did leave early as I was tired, worn out, exhausted. But it would have been nice to say hi!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Deonn your foul fowl are so fun, fun!!! Beautiful wall hanging too!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Adorable and so clever--love those little guys!!!

Saskia Smit said...

My husband saw the angry birds/pig and asked me where to buy these!

Marsha Jean said...

My granddaughter likes your "angry bird" style pincushions. Guess who has to help her make a few now? Thx for the idea.

Lesley said...

Love your little creations! And your wall hanging quilt is stunning!

Createology said...

Every thing you create is beautiful and special. Your Lil Woolies are uber cute! Woolie Flowers quilt is stunning and a true work of art. How fun to make a lovely scarf using new embellishing techniques. Thank you for being part of this wonderful hop. Creative Bliss...

MOMENTS Designs said...

LOL....love the angry birds !! ( except the piggies...they always make me crazy in the game :-)

Carrie P. said...

great projects. love your quilt!

Marla's Crafts said...

Those little guys are so cute. Your wall hanging deserved first place. It is beautiful. It is nice to see everyone's projects and get so many ideas.

allcounty said...

Your scarf with the wool flowers is wonderful. The little guys are cute too... my 2 years grandson would love them. Karin E.

Valspierssews said...

Your little figures are cute. A really good idea. I just love your wall hanging. The felt gives it a great 3D look. The scarf looks like a very practical wearable art piece.
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Debi said...

LOL, love your little pin cushions and your applique is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love them! So darn fun! :) :) :) :)

Vera said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing.