Jul 27, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 30

Well, the weekend is halfway over, and my to-do list for the Strawberry Swing next weekend has shrunken only a little. I'm hoping for another productive day today, but my bum and back hurt from sitting in this chair for so long. Thank goodness for my foam roller--it gives me the quick relief I need after felting for hours at a time. (Do you have a foam roller?  They're amazing--you should get one!)

I'm excited to share this felt painting hoop with you--it's another silly animal!

Do you love it?

I've got plenty more animal whimsy coming your way in next few weeks! Have a great day, friends!

Jul 24, 2014

Final Tattoo Session!

Yes!! I had my last tattoo session yesterday!!  It was a short one--only an hour.  A piece of cake, really.  We darkened some shading and blacks and added a bit more shading to one area (the area shown below.)

Because the session was so short, I have no in-progress photos.  I do, though, have a photo from today.  This is how crazy my skin looks immediately after and for a few days following a session.  Because this area is not saturated with ink, you can see how bruised I get.  All of that purple and pink you see that is not part of a flower, is bruising.  I've always bruised easily, and my skin reacts in crazy ways to all irritants.  It's ridiculous.

I'm excited to see the results after the bruising fades--I'll share a photo once I'm healed!

(In case you're curious, check out my other tattoo session posts: 1, 2, 3, 4.)

Jul 21, 2014

Craft Show Season is HERE!!

The Strawberry Swing in Kansas City is less than two weeks away, which means my version of craft show season (read: the period of time when Dani gets little sleep and her arm goes numb from felting so much) is here!  As usual, I've come up with brand new products  that need brand new displays right before a show.  So, no pressure.  Actually, my amazing husband put together exactly what I had in mind for a new display, now it just needs to be painted.

If you are in the area, you should stop by the Strawberry Swing! Here are the deets:

I'll also be in Tulsa at the end of August, for the Tulsa Mini Maker Faire!  Will I see you in either city?

Jul 19, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 29

Happy Saturday!  I'm continuing with the embroidery hoop creations, and I think you'll like the whimsical animals I've got lined up for you.  Meet my peeking bunny!

I wanted this felt bunny to look like he was just popping into the frame--slightly off center and a bit goofy looking. I think he turned out just fine!

I'll have this guy and more at the Strawberry Swing in Kansas City on August 3!