Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spinning Craze

I made the mistake of watching youtube videos one day and somehow came across spinning wheels and spinning fibers into yarn ... wow I thought scrapbooking was an expensive hobby ... I am obsessed with this new craft ... I have been hitting fibers shows whenever they come up even driving hours to get there ... bought a spinning wheel and have made tools to process the fiber into roving so I can spin it, which is also expensive because I had to buy a grinder and a drill press ... this is just so far ... more tools to come I'm sure. I also want to make a drum carder and buy a woolee winder for my wheel. I absolutly love doing all of this though and I've joined the Northeast Ohio spinners and weavers guild, which of course makes me feel old ha ha ha. But in a hobby like this you can learn a lot from other people who have been doing it longer. It also gets me out of the house as they have a spin-in every thursday night and a bunch of ladies get together and work on whatever projects they are doing and chat while working. I have been knitting and crocheting for the past year like crazy, which is unusual that I haven't felt the need to switch to another craft in such a long time ... which is why I haven't posted anything on my blog. I am getting further and further behind on Kylie's scrapbooking too ... I really should force myself to do some pages to try to not get too far behind, but of course I'm obsessed and can't.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentines for the class

Well Kylie and I have been busy making Valentines for her kindergarten class, 12 boys and 11 girls, I have all 12 boys complete but only 3 of the girls and the card we made for her teacher, I did little packs of candy to go with them just for a little something for the kids ... I got these svg's from, they had many to choose from and I was going to make the rest of them but it was easier to just do all the same for the boys and all the same for the girls ... still thinking I might make the rest for the teacher to put up in her classroom but that is probably wishful thinking because I will probably be lucky to finish the other 8 girls before the 14th hee hee.