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Today I'd like to introduce you to Karen, who stocks her shop Little Wool full of sweet, wool treasures. I am especially fond of her little animals, hand sewn from wool felt. Let's get to know her a little better.
Tell us a little about yourself so we can get to know the person behind the work.
I find it a difficult thing to sum myself up in a few words because I truly believe that I am still very much a work in progress. My focus in the now revolves around my three girls who are all in various stages of becoming the women they will be. During the quiet moments I find myself making things for them, my partner, myself and our home.
What inspires your creations?
My inspiration comes from the natural world. I enjoy creating things that highlight the world around us...whether it be the changing of the seasons, or the wonderful gifts of trees, sticks, animals and stones it brings forth. Many of our homeschooling days are spent wandering around the wilder spaces in our city and countryside and gathering supplies.
How do you balance 'making' with mothering?
As my girls get older I am finding that there is more time for me to create with the purpose of "stocking my shelves" so to speak. Most of my LittleWool creating still happens at night once the house is quiet(er). I also find that nothing passes the time while waiting up for my teenagers like needlecraft - needlefelting brings about particular satisfaction ;-).
This week Karen is offering the set above, Mama and Baby Sheep.
This Mama and baby sheep set is one of my absolute favorite toys to create. I was so excited after I created my first one, that I knew my creating journey was just beginning. I hand sew the sheep using linen thread, vintage wool blankets or sweaters and wool batting as the stuffing. Then I needlefelt wool locks onto the body of the sheep.
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I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday April 22nd and announce here, on my blog. (Please, make sure I have a way to contact you!) This giveaway is open worldwide.
PS: If anyone is interested in participating in a Monday Meltdown giveaway, here on my blog, contact me here. Whether an item from your Etsy shop or just a little something you would like to give away to brighten someone's Monday, it's all good!