Sunday, February 01, 2009

Muted Pastels

This weekend I stopped in Nothing Ordinary Antiques & Oddies to drop off a few new charms, and a Rhinestone Crystal Princess. I also took alot of new photos. This shop has so much to offer, and I gleen so much inspiration when I go there. This time it began with this beautiful European Barbola Wall Frame. I just love the beautiful crackled flowers on the top and bottom of this frame. The muted pastel colors are simply gorgeous.
One the way home I stopped in My Little House Rug Hooking & Folk Art Studio, located in Dovetail Antiques. It is a beautiful little rug hooking and folk art shop in downtown Katy. I love all the hooked rug samples Jan has hanging on her studio walls. She offers both rug hooking and tin punching classes. I can't tell you how hard it is for me to resist taking a rug hooking class. The primitive look and relaxing hand craft of rug hooking is so appealing to me. I knew I could squeeze in some needle felting; so I picked up several felting needles, wool roving, a foam block, and a great little how to booklet by Kindred Spirits. I couldn't decide on one sampler pack of roving, so I chose both the Pastel and Primitive colors. I wanted to begin with a dimensional heart using the muted pastel roving. I now have this sweet little heart added to a piece of jewelry sitting on my work table. Needle felting is easy to learn, and much fun! And, I believe I can carry a small bag of supplies with me each morning and afternoon to use on my commute in and out of downtown Houston. Thanks to Beth Quinn for the tutorial she posted on Jolie Paquet. Her tutorial was super!

10 comments:

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

What a cute little heart! I don't think I could do needle felting but I love the things that are!

Daryl said...

What a cute heart ... muted pastels are lovely

kansasrose said...

Gorgeous photos and the colors are yummy! The needle felting sounds like fun. I can just see you carrying your little bag of tools and things and making lovely things when you get spare time hon! ;) Love the little heart too! :)

Chris said...

ooooo I can't wait to see the piece you make using that darling heart. I love your industrious-ness Diane. You inspire me to get off of my duff~

Beth Quinn said...

so glad you loved the tutorial !! your heart is wonderful !!! can't wait to see the jewelry piece !!
xo,
beth

Diana said...

Isn't this felted heart so very sweet! I don't know anything about needle felting but looking at your heart makes me want to learn. Thank you for sharing your day's adventures.
Hugs
Diana

Susan Tuttle said...

perfectly pink! i enjoyed!

xo

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love the old Barbola pieces, you are so right, they inspire! The little heart...so sweet.

Hope you have a happy weekend,
xo Lidy

Creative Vignettes said...

What a stunning entry!

Stephani Gorman said...

Sweet! Love the colors and the little heart. I have done machine felting, but would like to try hand felting too! Looking forward to your next post. :)Stephani