I've been using the month of January, cabin fever and winter weather to spend more time crafting. I've used this excuse even if it was 72 degrees on Monday- it snowed yesterday and today, so winter weather is a very valid reason to want to stay hunkered down in your crafting chair and play with wool.
I used wool I got from Lisa- she has more in her Etsy Shop.
Both of these pieces are in my Etsy Shop- Gathering Dust.
I was particularly proud of myself for finally stitching paper into a journal- the one on the right. I had the holes in the cover all poked and lined up with the paper and went to find some quilting thread to stitch in the pages. I couldn't find any, so I used dental floss, and my book has a minty fresh smell.
It's just 10 pieces of nice paper, a piece of folded cardboard and some...dental floss, but it did give me a very satisfied feeling. Who knows what's next- 20 pages, 30 pages, full size books--- the possibilities are unlimited!
But first, I have to finish this. Its a patchwork of different colors and weaves of wools. It sounded like such a good idea, but it's getting to be HARD. I stitched the wool squares to a piece of batting and the batting is STIFF and not fun to stitch through.
I wish I could shave the layer of batting in half. There must be some kind of tool I could use- the first thing that comes to mind is a really SHARP cheese cutter...
That is the risk of trying a new project- they don't always go the way you planned, but sometimes they turn out better.
Crossing my fingers (and my embroidery needles) for better.