Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What I'm Creating Now

I've been having alot of fun lately making new pieces of wearable art. I created a huge, oversized cowl as a custom order for one of the girls that I take bootcamp with. I loved it so much I made it in coral and raspberry. The yarn is simply a total joy to work with. So soft! I tried the raspberry one on after finishing it, and to be honest, I'm not sure I can part with it! I've also been playing around with the sweater felting again. I bought a bunch of sweaters from the thrift shop, felted them and they have been waiting for me to be inspired. I found these lovely fabric blocks that have beautiful graphic work. I knew it was just what these felted sweater had been waiting for. My first project is a pocketbook. I did alot of sewing today , hand sewing that is, and my fingers have the scars to prove it (hehe). I am loving the look so far, it is allowing me to play with lots of my vintage goodies too. Oh and another hat with a vintage millinery flower hand sewn on, don't ask, I can't tell you how many times I stabbed myself sewing that on! I did alot today, and now it's bedtime, sweet dreams friends...

5 comments:

Sandy D. said...

Becca, I love the "live life to the fullest." Is that part of your felting project? I have been saving some old sweaters because I want to try felting myself. Also, love the rasberry color. Have a great weekend.

Becca said...

Thanks Sandy! Yup, that is part of the felting project, I am almost ready to hand sew it onto the felted sweater.

Natalie said...

i love all ur knits. wish i could knit and make incredibly cute scarves! :)

xoxo

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Becca said...

Thanks Natalie! Too bad you didn't live East Coast, you would be a GREAT model for the Happiknits :)

penny patten said...

Becca, I'm so glad I found you and your Blog! Flea market finds are so wonderful! I never learned how to knit, so I alter things that are already knitted. (Such as sweaters.) Any way yours are beautiful! Some day I hope to try felting too.