Welcome to My Felt Comfort Happy Place!
Welcome! ^_^ Here’s the plan: Join me every week for cozy, crafty bookishness over Saturday tea.Um, I was going to say more about the plan, but that, that’s… pretty much it. That’s the plan. 😆
Like the footnote says, it won’t actually happen live, but I’ll start and open up the chat on Saturdays. If you read this in your email but want to share with the larger group, don’t forget to head over to the site and post a comment.
So basically my happy place is a shop newsletter, but one that sounds better. Shhh, don’t tell! 😉
And if you want to join me for a full weekend of happy tea, tomorrow I’ll be over at the SML (Saving My Life) happy place, a cozy Sunday teatimeabout what we're learning and what's saving our lives.
Tea I’m Drinking
Well, it’s a little later in the evening, I already had my two doses of the generic of Adderall for the day, and a caffeinated cup of tea this morning, so I guess I’d better drink something caffeine-free. Fine. It’s fine.
At least I have this lovely teacup from a friend. That helps. I generally drink my black tea in big mugs, but this will do nicely for some evening tea.
What I’m Reading
Sadly, not a lot these days. But I started this one! And before I started reading straight through it I read some of the instructions and started on one of the kitties, yay! Of course, like most books on needle felting I’ve found so far, it’s translated from the Japanese. ^_^ According to the copyright page, the original title in Japanese is Tezukuri Lesson Felt Youmou de Tsukuru Yappari Kawaii Uchi no Pet, which is fun. Or something like that. It was in all caps, so I’m not one hundred percent sure of the capitalization. I believe the “Kawaii Uchi no Pet” part translates roughly to “cute house pets,” yes, Wendy?
Do you see that lump of wool to one side? That’s part of a calico cat body! I should get back to working on that… And get some core wool and bigger needles so I can make animals a little faster and cheaper. Mmm.
What’s on My Spinning Wheel
This. This is. It’s Falkland wool in Greenwood Fiberwork’s Meteor Shower colorway. I’m experimenting with making my first 4-ply, and I’m going to start with just a half ounce of yarn to see how it goes, so this is only about an eighth of an ounce. When I ply strands together on an ounce of yarn, by the end the bobbin gets FULL. Last time I had to finish the plying on my drop spindle, the bobbin was so full.
I wound it off from one end and then spun the rest from the other end. Mmm.
My Life Outside of the Felt Comfort Shop (and Outside of Other Coziness)
Well, there’s this. ‘Nuff said? Normally I forget to take a “before” picture, I’m really glad I didn’t this time. To be fair, it’s not normally as much of a mess as that — we dumped out the toy box so we could find all the trash in it and throw it away. And a mattress was being changed to a bigger mattress, so stuff got dumped out of a bed, too. But then I found lots of other things in the toy box that needed to be put away somewhere else. (Besides the trash that needed to be put away in the trash can.)
And this was this last Sunday’s Saving My Life happy place. You can see another single for the 4-ply I’m working on over there, so I guess that’s still some crafting after all, despite this being the “Life Outside of the Felt Comfort Shop” section. Hmm.
What are you up to, any craftiness? Which one of those animals from the Animal Friends book do you think I should make next? Next week should I explain a little bit about how needle felting works? Try making a time lapse video…? Hmmm. I don’t know if I want to do that. 😄 Or if I could, very well, without a tripod. But feel free to let me know!
Bring your own tea. Not actually a live event. But I plan to start the conversations on Saturdays. And drink tea.
See footnote #1. But Sundays.