Monday, November 2, 2009

Along With Busy Comes The Mess...


And that's what's going on around here! Busy, messy, and fluff are my constant companions. Probably will be from now 'til the end of the year. It's not pretty, but what comes out of it all is actually quite nice indeed. Take a look...

Here's the all purpose area for sweater, skirt, purse and pillow making plus countless other miscellaneous things, aka: the entire dining room table...

On the back side of the dining room table is the needle felting area. This is the spot for fluff galore. Also for the sneezing, eye itching, eye watering, etc. Geez, did I forget to take my allergy medicine again??


This is the sideboard. It's become my jewelry making station on one side. The other side is
display practice set up.

Do you see how nicely my Halloween decoration area looks in the center of both the
sideboard and the dining room table?! Don't you know those decorations just have to be a part of what's on display!! (Lord only knows how anyone can see anything with all the disarray)

Okay, enough of that! Here are a few of what's come out of the mess:

Here's a custom order just waiting to be picked up. This is sweetie Rosie, a lovely needle felted painting of a dear pup on recycled wool, made into a very special pillow...

Here is a new skirt I've recently designed. You know how girls love "circle skirts"?
Well, this is my answer to circle skirt times about 10. There's no way in heck this skirt will lay flat. It's just the most fun, flounciest skirt a girl could ever hope to wear. This skirt is getting a fabulous whimsical birdie + birdhouse sweater that is currently on the dining room table, pre fluff. I made up another fantastic skirt that's already at Austin's Gallery. That one is all in cupcake and sprinkle fabric. It looks like you are wearing a cake!!!

And here's my favorite... Mr. Friendly and his constant companion, Mr. Pup. Mr. Pup is actually a pocket. And, of course, in case of any question, the description of it all is on the back of the sweater. Isn't it nice when we're all so Friendly?!

8 comments:

Arlenesfelt said...

I love the Rosie pillow. How about a closer look at the tray of earrings???

Valerie said...

Okay Arlene! I'll be working on finishing up some earrings today, and then I'll post a picture showing off all their beauty!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love the new skirt! It's just my style, though not my size!

Cindy said...

Val
You are amazing. I loooved looking at your studio and all of the wonderful things you are creating!! ahem...I see you making room for all those jewelry supplies!! :-) Your puppy pillow is incredible. Do you do custom orders for those?

Valerie said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for your wonderful comments! Yes, the puppy pillows are custom work I do where I take a picture of a pet and put it on a pillow or wall hanging, with or without the pet's name. Here's another post where the portrait was made into a wall hanging: http://valsartstudio.blogspot.com/2009/05/needle-felting-almost-but-not-quite-as.html
I have the pillows listed in my etsy shop too. They are a very big hit with anyone who receives them. And I do all sorts of pets, not just dogs!

Cindy said...

Val
I think soon you'll be too busy/in demand to do custom work! You are one HOT lady right now with everthing you're involoved in!! :-)

sandra Lee said...

I love all your fluff and stuff!!!! Such fun pieces...I wish I could wear the "friendly" sweater! Its a nice reminder huh? ;)

Sandy Michelle said...

Your studio looks like mine right now..LOL! I love the doggie pillow and skirt!!

Sand