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 19, 2019

Felt Finish!

My fun with felt has come to an end - the shoebox is full.  Today I'm making a little apron to go along with it and I can call that project done!

The plate is plastic and will be included in the box




- THIS is a great gift for the end of the year for a teacher (or anyone else, come to think of it!).

- If you are interested in embroidery (and designing you own) perhaps you would like to check out THIS

- If you're like me and often end up chasing your wayward ball of yarn, perhaps one of THESE holders might be handy to try.  (and yes, I know I can pull from the centre of the ball, but it pretty much always leads to yarn barf and I have zero patience for untangling yarn!!)

- What if.....you had some  jigsaw puzzle pieces (the large ones) and used them to wrap your embroidery floss on to??? 

Today the quote is from James C. Humes...."Oh Lord we thank you for giving us minds and mouths, please help us to keep the two of them connected"


22 comments:

  1. I have loved watching you create your felt food! I’d love for you to show us a picture of the entire “buffet” of felt food in one shot. I promise I will NOT pretend to be six years old again, hehe.

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    1. I'll see what I can do about a photo Cathy - watch this space! And pretending to be six is not a bad thing (go for it!!)

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  2. Even Paul Hollywood would approve of your beautiful baked goods!

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    1. Had to google Paul Hollywood! Don't think my food is quite as tasty as his!!

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  3. The felt food is wonderful!!

    About center pull balls: they increase the twist on the yarn, which is okay if you're a slack knitter, and a bad idea if you're a tight knitter. Better to put the yarn in a safe holder, I use a cube type tissue box, and work from outside. Admittedly my holders are not very elaborate or fun!

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    1. Well, I learned something today! I'm not sure if I'm a slack or tight knitter - it just is what it is. Generally looks pretty even so that's a good thing I guess. I have a yarn bowl which was a gift - and most of the time forget to use it. It's great if the yarn has been wound into round balls, but not so good for anything else.

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  4. Love them. Some little person is going to have lots of fun :)

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    1. Hopefully the little person will like them - you never know what little ones will like or dislike.

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  5. Your little grandson's plate will be overspilling with fun produce. I too would love to see them all assembled together. Love that quote. It seems these days the disconnection between the two is more apparent than ever. So many inventive yarn holders. I have a feeling even if I corralled my wool in a teapot or a colander, or one of those other fun wool holders, my wool would still escape.

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    1. Escapee wool - mine seems to always have a mind of its own, no matter what I do with it. I'm ever hopeful of being able to pull it from the center of the ball, but so often the end is buried so deeply inside that it refuses to be found.

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  6. Now you are in my most favorite food group...SWEETS and these felt pieces are fabulous!!! I have never heard the term “Yarn Barf” yet it totally describes what happens to yarn. I like the little teapot idea. Oh if only my mouth and my mind would act together. Summer Sunshine Dear...

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    1. I must admit I had the most fun making the hamburger and trimmings, but the desserts were a close second. Yarn barf - the most dreaded thing in my world. I HATE untangling things!!

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  7. Fabulous felt food! Each time I see one of your felt food posts it makes me feel hungry!! Christine xx

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    1. Oh dear - I hate to think I'm making you hungry!

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  8. OMG I want to play at your house!

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    1. Come ahead! I'd love to have you visit!!

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  9. I love your entire buffet! Considering my childhood "play foods" were comprised of plant materials and mud, yours are definitely haute cuisine :)
    p.s. I use fliptop coffeepots to hold my working yarn, because unlike the teapot-spout and colander-type methods, it is entirely portable - if I want to take the WIP somewhere, I can remove the yarn from the holder without cutting it off the project. I don't drink coffee, but those glass pots are readily available at tag sales or thrift shops. The most I've paid for one is $1!

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    1. I played with mud and plants too - the fun of growing up on a farm. Great idea for the coffeepots for yarn - I will be checking out the thrift store to pick one up for just that purpose. Thanks for that!!!!

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  10. I got carried away looking at some of your links. Thanks. Your felt food is interesting however, not for me. My granddaughter is beyond that. She will start grade three in September and is already reading the second Harry Potter book.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the links...as I always enjoy yours. Reading Harry Potter in grade three - that's great!

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  11. your jigsaw puzzle thread wrap idea is inspired!!!!! I want to try it. I need to buy a jigsaw...

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    1. Have a look at the thrift stores for a children's puzzle - they are generally larger pieces and the right size. You could then cover them with pretty paper.

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