Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn Wool Felted Purse and Glorious Autumn Colors

Hello Everyone, HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Michigan where at the moment we are soaking in Autumn's most brilliant hues. We've had heaps of rain so the air has been cleansed by the cold and rain. This year it seems like with us getting so much rain and wind the lovely Autumn leaves have been stripped earlier and they now lay like hand prints on the ground.

My sweetie has worked in between rain and wind storms picking them all up with the lawn mower. Even today he has worked for endless hours at this task. But before the wind and rain brought down all our Lovely Autumn Colors I took some pics posted at the end of this post.

The above beautiful hand dyed wool from natural garden dyes I brought home with me from Germany 5 years ago this week. In the last few weeks I have started using it. The above photo you will see three wet felted ball I made from these lovely wools. I have been very busy stitching trying to get some of my Christmas projects done. It seems like this year I am behind in everything.

I took some precious time recently to create a wet wool felted purse. I have been wanting to create one for several years but never seem to know exactly on how to go about it. In September I took a wet felted class and learn so very much. Kelly Brandt taught me how to make wet felted wool slippers which I will post about later when I finish them. I learned the techniques in this class that I needed to create this purse. I used the lovely nature dyed wools I had brought home with me from Germany that the "Wool Lady" dyed. The Autumn leaf I needle felted.

In the above photo you can see I created a wet felted flower and added a wee lovely button to it.

The above photo shows the inside of my Autumn Purse.

Isn't this "Burning Bush" grand colors glorious. Unfortunately, it is not in my garden but when I look out my front picture window I feel very privilege to be able to enjoy it grandeur. It is in the neighbor's back yard across the street from us. It must have been growing for many years to be so huge in size.
This is our Norway Golden Maple. It set off to the right side of our yard and when it is in its full color and the sun is shining on it is incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately all the wind and rain has left the branches looking like skeletons. Maybe that is appropriate for this day is Halloween.
The next season will soon be upon us. It has already snowed in the upper part of Michigan. I read a wee lovely poem I thought I would share with you all. It reflects exactly how I feel about my friends.
Every FRIEND is like a "Snowflake" unique in beauty and design. Each sparkles in a different way, some are playful, some refined. But, unlike fragile snowflakes that fade when the sun appears, friends grow yet more beautiful with every passing year!!!
I wish you all a lovely Autumn. I also want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who always leaves me wonderful and kind messages to read.


Jasmine said...

Judy your work is beautiful and just goes to prove that we can achieve wonderful nature inspired colours without resorting to chemicals. I've been using the colours you sent me in so many projects. Thank you :)

I am making all of my own presents this year too. I'm way behind schedule x x

Miss 376 said...

It is so much easier when someone can show you what to do. Love the purse and can't wait to see the slippers

Maureen said...

Love that Purse Judy, you are getting on well with your felting. By the way,you've set me off on these buttons, having a go at a basic one but think I should have used thicker thread - might be finished by christmas!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Judy, I do love your felted purse. I hope you enjoy wearing it out. Love the photo's of the trees,something we don't have many of in the area I live. Too hot to have them. What a lovely bush your neighbour has it must be fairly old to be that big. Happy days Judy.

Heather said...

Hi Judy... your purse is so cute... and I love the button you chose. I can't wait to see your slippers, I am sure they will be wonderful. The fall colours are indeed beautiful... it has been a strange year as we had snow on the ground with still green leaves on the trees... they have finally started to fall, so no raking this year. That poem is indeed lovely and very heartwarming... happy fall to you. Oh, and thanks nurse Judy, you were right, the surrounding area on my thumb took the worst of the hammer... but it's on the mend now. Hugs.

Ati. said...

Lovely and useful purse Judy.
The autumn colors are fantastic, aren't they?
Have a nice sunday!
Hugs, Ati

Kayla coo said...

I love the autumn colours.
The tree has such a beautiful shape,your lucky to have that view.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Judy, Your felting is so delightful. Colors just for Fall. It's something I've admired but haven't learned to do. Your pocketbook is so darling. And, I just love the pictures. You take me right back to New England. Thank you!

acornmoon said...

Lovely autumn colours Judy. I like your little purse.

If you can spare your sweetie for a few hours, my garden could do with a bit of help!

Cathy K said...

Judy, I always love the garden pictures you take. Your lot and street is amazing - what glorious colors. And your felted purse is perfect. Love the colors!!! And I'm really excited about seeing those slippers! I've got a pattern to make some fairy slippers (tiny) and may try them with wool.... Hugs, Cathy

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful blog post Judy - just full of glorious colour.
I love the little felted purse you made and the pictures of the trees in their Autmn floiage are just stunning.


Oh wow your trees are such beautiful colours and your felt colours are amazing. I think you have captured Autumn perfectly in your purse

Carolyn ♥

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