Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crazy About Wool Blog Hop

Welcome to my day on the Crazy About Wool Blog Hop. Thanks Denise for being our hostess for this event.

I have been playing with wool in one way or another for years.

I have tried spinning it


and I have crocheted and knitted, the adventure of learning to make socks
and hats and scarves too numerous to include here



I have enjoyed making sweaters - and with the help of my ever present assistant I have enjoyed photographing them



I have also used wool yardage to make a bag. I found the pattern here                                                                                                http://ayumills.blogspot.com/                          

With a matching  purse, pattern by Madame Samm 
                                       http://www.sewwequilt.com/





My latest wool kick is using the felted version in applique.  I have found that I am not into big projects using this method but I really like small pieces.

Almost everything I have tried in this genre is from patterns by Michelle May over at Raspberry Rabbits    http://theraspberryrabbits.blogspot.com/

I have found that my most favorite thing to do is make her postcards. As soon as she posts a new one I order it and the kit if its available. Here are the cards I have worked up for this hop.

Spring,  this is the second one I made of this pattern.  I actually mailed the first one to a friend. It made it to her mailbox unscathed workmanship wise but got black ink smudges on it from being under a damp shopping flyer in her mailbox.  They make cellophane mailing wrappers which I will probably use in the future.


Love this slice of watermelon, so summer.


And this is the first of 5 of her Halloween cards that I have finished.


And here is the second only 3 to go.  You can easily get one done in an evening.



Each post card measures up at 4 inches by 6 inches.

 
I understand Christmas postcards are on the drawing board.(edit, did you see her posting on Monday, a Christmas Post Card)  Can’t wait.
 
These are wonderful projects, quick and easy to do, leaving you with that great feeling of accomplishment.  Thanks for the fun Shell.


Please stop by and visit the other hoppers for today, so much talent and so many ideas to run with.
Thanks so much for visiting here. 


Wednesday, September 25
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Maria do Carmo (Pieced Brain will be hosting!)
Selina Quilts  (you are here)

33 comments:

  1. Your sweater, bags and postcards are all wonderfully done!

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  2. Selina just love the postcards! Thanks for sharing...

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  3. Wool applique is my very favorite method of working with wool. Thank you for sharing the postcards, they are so cute! I think it might be fun to make up a bunch of Christmas ones to send out to close family and friends this year instead of regular cards!

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  4. Hello Selina, your woolie projects are most wonderful. Love the sweater and The easter Post Card is my very favorite. Hugs Judy

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  5. Selina, they are sooo darn cute! Michelle's designs are beautiful!

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  6. Those cards are really lovely! What a great idea! But all of your woolies are great , especially the handbag with the purse. Cute!

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  7. Selina, your postcards are adorable , I love making postcards too !

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  8. I really like the tote and purse--nice work! Your post cards are cheery and cute. I like the pumpkin and the bat/mask looking one the best.

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  9. I love that stitching on the Easter rabbits postcard. Adds so much character! Cellophane mailing envelopes. I'd love to know where to find those! Please email me if you find a source! Small projects can be very satisfying because you can try so many different ideas relatively quickly!

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  10. Your sweater is beautiful! I think the postcards are a great intro to wool applique--fun!

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  11. All of your projects are darling. I love the fabrics for the bag and coin purse. The postcards are so cute....will have to check those out. I was in a postcard swap several years ago and we mailed them all over the country...what fun that was.

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  12. Great projects! Like the plaid bags and the postcards are fun.

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  13. Oh my goodness! You have wonderful items you've made w/wool!! I esp. love the sweater ~ how talented you are!

    Tanya

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  14. Your enthusiasm for wool work is certainly catching!!!

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  15. Love all of your projects, I have been wanting to make a fabric postcard and now even better a felt one, awesome. Love the tote you made to go with your Tammy bag, very sophisticated looking.

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  16. I was just looking at the postcards and then saw your post about them too. Very nice and such a fun project.

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  17. Love all your projects. I've tried my hand at lots of wool projects over the years as well. Love the post cards but I would want to keep them all! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow, I'm totally impressed with your wool projects! Love those postcards, too!

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  19. The sweater and socks look warm and comfy. The bags ready to go somewhere. All the rest gearing up for the holidays.

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  20. You and Wool have truly been very intimate over the years and your skills are amazing. Thank you for a Woolunderful hop. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  21. I enjoyed all your wooly projects. thanks for sharing.

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  22. I want those socks and the sweater!!!! Oh my gosh how cool is that! I can't knit a darn thing at all. Love my sweet Tinky girl in the photos. I want to kiss that face!
    xx

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  23. Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love ALL of your woolie projects. :)

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  25. Your postcards are lovely! I really like the bag and coin purse too. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  26. Love all your projects! And your assistant is so cute :-)

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  28. Love all your projects (and your assistant - very cute.) The postcards are lovely

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