Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Crazy About Wool Blog Hop!

Hello, It's my day for a lovely and warm WOOL blog hop.
My name is Mara, I am an American living in Greece, with my Greek husband and our 2 children.

When Denise first mentioned the hop I could only think about Wool Felt, but then I realized how much Wool stuff is out there.  I wish I could say that I crochet, but I am all thumbs when it comes to that.  And then I saw Deonn's amazing and totally cute wool felted ball pin cushion's during the Pin It blog Hop, and Vera at Negligent Style yesterday uses them to make jewelry, I need some of those balls, how fun.  Some really great inspiration and only one day has gone by, I also want to make a tooth fairy pillow the way Daryl did over at Patchouli Moon, my son has a loose tooth on top.  So make sure you check out all of the bloggers for today.
Tuesday, September 24
Val Spiers Sews

Quilted Crow Girls Design



My first idea was to make a pin cushion because I had this cute tin and wanted to use it.
My MIL made this lovely wool blanket for our first born, my son.
I have been on a huge pouch kick lately and had to make a few wool felt designs on pouches.
I got the flower inspiration from Maureen Cracknell, which by the way is from who I got my felt from, I still like her pillow version better, I need some more felt colors :).


Although she doesn't know it, I just mailed this off yesterday as a Thank you too the person that is after me in this blog hop.
The butterfly pouch is for my daughter.
It matches her butterfly dress.
A little detail on the back an embroidered butterfly with 2 crystal beads.
I ran out of time or I should say I didn't get a darn thing done all last week because I now have 2 baby kitties (update: they ate real food today and the boy peed without his mom licking him ie.my wet finger rubbing his butt, yuk)
But I wanted to show you what I am working on next, a travel bag for my son.
That's going to be a felt robot up top in his fav. color, yellow.
Thank you Denise over at Pieced Brain for putting on a fun hop.

Here is the full schedule.
Monday, September 23

Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Maria do Carmo (Pieced Brain will be hosting!)
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27

Hallbrook Designs


Fryeber
Linking too-
September Finishes

37 comments:

  1. What a darling pincushion you made! How cute! I never even thought to add it to a pouch! what a neat idea!! I love making zippered pouches too.

    Tanya

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  2. What a beautiful pin cushion, it's so delicate.

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  3. Love your pouches! They look great!

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  4. I have all the supplies for dozens of pouches and you have given me some inspiration!

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  5. Cute pincushion and adorable pouches , thanks for sharing some of your wooly goodness with us !

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  6. Your projects are all so sweet! It's a great idea to use wool as accents on sewn pieces.

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  7. Very nice pieces!! Love the wool felt pouches

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  8. great job on the purses. The wool makes a great design detail. The pincushion is very sweet.

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  9. Hello Mara, Happy Tuesday. WOW I really like your Tin Pincushion. Those wee sunny flowers are very sweet. May I ask where you found your tin. It sorta looks like a Mason Jar lid??? Your Pouches are also beautiful and as is your daughter holder her butterfly pouch.. Hugs Judy

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  10. Mara, good morning from the other side of the world! What fun woolie creations! The pouches are especially cute. I really like the look of machine stitching through the wool flowers for a design element - a terrific idea! And isn't the little butterfly sweet with the little butterfly girl!

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    1. Can't wait to see the robot - your son will love it.

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  11. Your pouches are so cute and I love the butterfly one for your daughter.

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  12. cute projects, I also read about your kitties... so sorry you weren't allowed to save the third kitten.. but glad that two will live because of your kindness

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  13. Lovely flowers on the pincushion and the pouches look great. I am very fond of this little butterfly, so cute! And i am sure the robot will be fun too. Enjoy your kittens!

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  14. Mara you are so very creative! I love the projects and your stitching is to swoon over! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. I love the pincushion and the pouches! What great flowers and the butterfly is so darn cute.

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  16. All your projects are so adorable--like those little kitties!

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  17. What beautiful and useful projects Mara! Your little one is so cute holding her pouch with the butterfly. Looking forward to see if you make a tooth fairy pillow too. I didn't see GFC on your blog for following you, just wondering about that.

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  18. Love the butterfly pouch. If only I had some of that butterfly fabric, oh wait - I do! Mind if I pinch your idea? Lol x

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  19. You really rose to this challenge and made some wonderful items. Each one very cute. Thank you for participating in this fun hop. Creative Bliss...

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  20. love those little bags with the wool flowers. thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your bag in super cute. and the felt flowers what a great addition.
    Karin E.

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  22. Sweet wool projects, especially the butterfly bag that matches the dress...too cute!

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  23. Mara - the little butterfly bag is so cute - And your daughter is a doll in her Butterfly dress.
    Thank you for sharing.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  24. I love your pin cushion. Felt is so good for flowers, but those zippy bags look amazing. Machine stitching is my favourite so I must try some of those flower embellishments you have on the pouches. Thanks for sharing.
    valspierssews@gmail.com

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  25. I love the combination of other textiles with the wool. It is such a great combo! Those flowers are sweet and pouches are so handy, especially great for gift giving! And you little girl looks adorable!

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  26. Great projects with lovely detail! Your pouches are cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Your wool projects are all lovely. I especially like the little flowers on the pincushion.

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  28. Just love your woolie projects :)

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  29. That pincushion is just beautiful! I love the pretty yellow flowers and the bead and embroidery details! Your little pouches are adorable too! Congrats on such pretty finishes and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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