Monday, August 3, 2009

Silver Bella Projects

Looking forward to Silver Bella in November, I'm in the midst of creating, designing, and creating favors, gifts, and swaps. It's a real mess around here. Threads, pins, and needles dropped into carpets, felts, fabrics, bags of this, that, and the other cover every available surface.

Last night, Gretel, my cat, came flying around the corner of my chair and crashed into a pile of "stuff" I had just put down on the floor so that I could get up. Ha! She just sat there with the most confused expression. Then, started to lick herself furiously in case I misunderstood and thought she had made a mistake.
Trays of cut out felted wools and embroidery threads, seam binding ribbons--
And always, lots of buttons--
And these are some of the results....I'll post some swap completions later on (I guess they should be surprises.) These little bitsys are just for favors--to give to friends at Silver Bella.

These are not large--maybe 8" to 10". They made me happy as I was making them, using all kinds of buttons and trims. There is no pressure when designing for oneself, just pleasure
thinking about the recipiant's reaction.

Anyway, I hope everyone likes them.



  1. Oh, how wonderful! You make such pretty crafts! It sure is exciting that you are going to Silver Bella! I am going to show the things you sent me, but I haven't gotten a good picture of them yet. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Those are adorable and I'm pretty sure everyone will love them. :)

  3. Hi Carol,

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I laughed about your cat knocking everything over - she was just being a cat! I'm in the holiday fat book swap. I looked at the list and didn't see your name so I'm assuming you are in the circus book swap. Maybe your pages will have cat fur embellishments too!
    Sharon :-)