MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Feelin' felty!

First of all, for those of you who were kind enough to ask, I did survive the dreaded 'speech' at the trunk show yesterday.  Luckily it wasn't a large audience (only about 20 ladies) so that helped.  I didn't have to get up on a stage OR hold a microphone (both things give me the heebie jeebies).  They seemed interested in what I had to show them and made very nice comments - and even laughed (I'm sure politely) at my pitiful jokes.  Now I can put it behind me and return to my happy place - my sewing room - where they know me here and don't judge.

And speaking of my sewing room, here are a few more felt-bits that I've created....

Took me two days to make the corn!!

- Those of you who like to play with paper may find THIS article about different ways to make it look old of interest.

- THIS is another fun creation that paper crafters will enjoy - and it's useful too!

- Another rather cute scrap-buster perfect for carrying your teabags can be found  HERE.

- Wouldn't THIS be so pretty to wear at a summer wedding?

- You may be interested in having a look at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design's latest online show 'Borders' and you may see it HERE.

- Have a look at the eye candy HERE.

A quote from George Jessel..."The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public"


20 comments:

  1. Gosh, the corn is fabulous; how on earth did you do all those itty bitty 'bits'?? Love all the veggies. As for your trunk show, I bet your presentation was amazing! Wish oh wish I was there to listen to your fun talk and see what pretties were in your trunk. I know we see everything via the computer screen, but I would love to pick up each pretty and touch and look at each one, whilst thinking "how on earth did 'she' do that"!! You give yourself very little credit, Mary Anne. I bet everybody had the best time.

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    1. The corn is made of strips of felt, folded, and then stitched & wrapped to create each kernel. Each row of the corn is a strip of felt...I think there are 8 strips in all. Definitely time-consuming!! There's something to be said about 'seeing with your hands' isn't there. I spend a lot of time wishing I could do that very thing over some of YOUR pretties!!

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  2. Congratulations on a successful presentation! Yes, your veggies and banana are amazing, some one will enjoy playing with them.
    And the lace shawl is gorgeous, I'd like to work with that flax yarn.

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    1. Hopefully the little someone will have fun with them...as much as his Grandma is having making them!

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    1. It's great how something as cheap as a few sheets of felt can be turned into so many things.

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  4. Ha ha great quote and it would be true for me too. Well done you! I'm sure you were a huge success!
    Happy sewing.
    Wren x

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    1. Yep - I don't even attempt to memorize what I want to say - nor do I just talk off the cuff...I have to write it beforehand and read it. Success - I'm not so sure, but at least it's over.

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  5. Cute.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Hope our grandson thinks so too.

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  6. Your veggies and fruit are spectacular! Love the first link. Shoe polish to age paper! Who knew?!?

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    1. I'm having fun playing with felt, that's for sure. Don't know about the shoe polish thing, but don't see why it wouldn't work. If I owned shoe polish I'd give it a try!

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  7. I knew you would do wonderfully in your trunk show MA Dear. This quote is too funny for your speaking you just did...quite well I think. I do hope you realize some commissions from your trunk show. The ripples may be slow but do not give up. Your felt food is fabulous dear and that ear of corn looks delicious! Summer Joy...

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    1. Quite honestly, there's a ton of truth to that quote. At least there is for me!

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  8. Oh my memories of having to do oral reports in school make me palpitate and I get the sweats...it was HORRIBLE !! I must say now that I am an adult...I don't find it as intimidating to speak to people...but to actually stand up in front of them....don't know if I could do it still..... good for you!!

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    1. Old memories die hard don't they. Definitely not a process I'm anxious to repeat on a regular basis!

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  9. So glad to hear all went well! Love these felt fruits and vegetables. Your grandchildren are very lucky little people! Christine xx

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    1. It's certainly fun to make things for grandkids! I have to be careful not to shower them with too much.

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  10. You probably had as much fun creating all this felt food as the grandsons will have playing with it!!

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    1. It definitely was fun, but not something I would want to play with all the time.

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