Apr 15, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 12

Do you remember the wool pizza that I made back in February? It got such a great response, so I made a pepperoni version!  This one is also much bigger.


These make me laugh every time I see them.

Apr 14, 2014

52 Weeks of Felt Paintings - Week 11

I've fallen a bit behind on my 52 Weeks project for this year. But no worries--we'll catch up together!  I'll be posting two new paintings a week until I'm on track. 

This one was another wet felting experiment.  The background and yellow base of the flowers were all wet felted.  Then I needle felted the stems and flower details.  This painting is super thin.  And I just love these colors. I wanted to make it have a painterly feel--like the wool was added with loose brushstrokes.

See you tomorrow with another painting!

Mar 25, 2014

Tap Tap Tap....Is This Thing On?

My blogging schedule (or lack thereof) leaves a lot to be desired. At this point, a new published blog post is like a surprise for my readers--a special treat, right?!


So, basically, I'm just popping in today to ask you to bear with me the rest of this week and probably next as I play catch-up.  This Saturday, I'll be at The Hip Handmade Market in Webb City from 11-6.  If you're local, you should come check out this new indie craft show!

If you don't already, you should follow me on Instagram (@begoodnatured.)  I'll be posting some new things, and if you need an animal fix, I'll have that for you too!

Thanks for being patient with me--see you on the other side, friends!

Mar 20, 2014

Our Backyard Chickens

Have you met my chickens?  We have two Rhode Island Reds, and one Barred Rock (aka Plymouth Rock).  Our chickens have a fenced-in coop area in the corner of our yard, but most days we let them out into the full backyard for a little while so they can scratch around for some bugs and seeds. 

Chickens are hilarious, and it's really easy to take care of them.  I highly recommend them--plus, you get eggs!  This summer, we plan on building a better coop for them, and maybe even getting one or two more chickens. Our town only allows households to have up to six hens, but I'd love to have a little more space one day to have even more.

We also raise mealworms and give them to the chickens as treats.  They get really excited and run to us when we bring out "the box."  The chickens even will even jump to grab the worms!

Would you ever have backyard chickens?  Do you have chickens already?