Friday, November 5, 2010

Gathering and Making

We went walking today, stopping to gather acorns. It was cold and windy but rather invigorating to walk in. My little gatherers can't help but stopping to pick up every leaf that has fluttered to the road. Makes for a slow walk but we had nowhere to go.
We're finally beginning to see the leaves change on our road. It's so very strange; when we go off of our road everything is orange and red and yellow and the leaves are dropping to the ground. But on our road the leaves are still pretty green and when they do turn it's been to brown and on the ground. Very strange and disappointing so I'm glad to see this lovely display.

Once home we ate lunch, read a story and took a nap (even mama). After the nap we painted some wooden beads for stringing. Remember, Kaiya is learning to hand sew and my Zoe is feeling a little left out. So I thought these beads would a) give her something to work on while Kaiya sews and b) help with her dexterity so she can sew some day soon, too. While we were painting she said "I'm dirty! Mama, are you getting dirty, too?". No, darling, not nearly as dirty as you.

And I wanted to share with you my latest creation. This is my first attempt at 3D needle felting. It was so much fun to make this little doll. I was working on her last night while the children were in bed and Kaiya woke and came in to see me. She was quite pleased with the doll and wanted to know if it was for them. Well, it wasn't but now there are two on my 'to make for Christmas' list, one in purple.

More of these to come. What a joy to watch the wool take shape! What are you creating?


The Knitwit Hues said...

As always, Julie, this post makes my heart smile. LOVE your needle felted doll -- is there no end to your talents and creativeness? Sending you the smiles and love you always give to me! XOXO

KnitterMama said...

OH MY GOSH! I LOVE her! She is really REALLY beautiful. Sounds like you and your girls had such a nice full day.

Bumpkin Hill said...

Loving all this post, especially the bead painting! your needle felting is fantastic, I remember the first time I tried this, making a little bear. I love all the wool and colours you can use for this and it's like magic when it takes shape isn't it! I've just finished making a new Bear. hugs, Catherine x

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