Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Birds, bugs and bags

The leaves are off the Dogwood.
The wind blew them all over the backyard.
A few berries remain.

A small flock of Starlings came for berries.
The Robins and the Cardinals had already eaten most of them.

While the felt dried I watched the birds and the bugs.

I started sewing around 3 in the afternoon.
My bag was finished by 5 pm.

If all goes well tomorrow I will make a matching hat.
Felting is magical!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lovely photos of your birds, bugs and bag. The Cardinal looks so excited with its berry. I am surprised at all the bugs you still have.

marmee said...

what a wonderful afternoon to watch your birds, bugs, and craft.
i really love how the purse turned out.

Deb said...

I love all this RED! Was the Cardinal your inspiration? :-)
I have never tried felting. Your purse turned out beautifully.

ICQB said...

Your purse is so colorful - just like you and your pictures!

The weather has been so beautiful here both yesterday and today, I feel like mother nature is celebrating the changes to come!

Anonymous said...

Sherry~your bag is beautiful! I can appreciate it even more after learning the process of making it from the very first step. What a satisfying way to spend part of your day! Love and hugs~carol

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I did a fun series of Cardinal photographs. One with him looking at the berries before deciding on which one to pluck!
When the sun comes out so do the bugs. A few butterflies too.

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
Thank you. I am looking forward to taking my purse out on it's maiden flight.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
I think you would love felting. It is fun to do. Some knit with the wool and felt what they knit. I do not know how to knit. I bet it is fun.

Q said...

Dear icqb,
It also has been lovely here.
I was pleased the sun was out so I could dry my felted pieces outside.
It feels good to be creating again.

Q said...

Dear Carol,
Thank you. I have enjoyed shopping for all the secondhand pieces that went into my bag. My daughter said I was "Up cycling". I like that.

ChrisND said...

It's interesting to see how you are using your secondhand objects to do your projects - very creative.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
I decided that I was to only use secondhand in my projects. That way I stay challenged to be creative!
I shooped a new to me thrift store today. They are having a 75% off sale on MOnday on all of their clothes. I will be going and looking for silk dresses for linings!
It is fun.

Maria said...

That starling has more stars than I have seen on any starling in my life. I think all the birds and insects dress up just for you.

That purse is wonderful!!!!!!

Q said...

Dear Maria,
The Starlings, in their winter dress, are very handsome birds!
I am so pleased with my bag! For my first felting project I wanted something exciting and fun and not too dificult to make. I wanted something that would sew up fast and I would use right away. My bag is everything I hoped it would be.
Thank you for, "talking felt"....