Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Latest Projects-Photo Heavy!

It has been nearly 10 months since the last time I posted here!  Sorry about the lapse, folks.  Life has been busy.  Rather than play catch-up, I'm simply going to start from the now.
Here are a few projects I've been working on lately...

I recently started making all of my own lip balm and lotions.  My skin loves it and my complexion is finally improving.  Plus I LOVE the process of concocting new formulas!

I also made 21 little gift/candy boxes for my church's craft sale last week.  
Paper crafting is one of my first loves!

Then I decided to needle felt a small rabbit.
But it started to look like a dog's head.
So then I made a dog...
Because I wasn't using a wire armature with this sculpture, I decided to wet felt it before I added finishing touches to make sure it was strong and solid.
The soft toy I pulled out of the dryer looked more like a kitten than a dog.
So I began crafting a kitten.  This was truly an exercise in letting the wool become what it wanted to be.
After much work, I finally had the child's soft toy I was hoping for:
a cute, playful kitten.

In family news I have to relate a special event from November: my siblings and I joined forces with some childhood friends to throw our  fathers (who have been best friends since birth) a joint 70th birthday party.
It was truly a joyful day of visiting and celebration!
My dad, Don Wille (right), and his good friend, Ervin B.
My parents.
My sister, brother, and me.

And my own little family is managing to survive this bitter winter...
The boys are all doing well at their respective schools.  
I miss my college boys and I love it when they come home and we can all be together.  
To curb my empty nest symptoms, I've been spending extra time with my precious Lleulu.  What a gem she is!  Thank goodness for her unconditional love.  :)

Thinking SPRING!