Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dirty Snowman ~

Here are the class projects from the Ali/Maria creative workshop.  I tried to get all the projects, but I'm not sure if I succeeded.  If I've left any one out, I do apologize.  

Isn't this snowman hooked with hand torn strips on an old oil can too cute?  A few embellishments were going to be added.

Don't you love the snowboobs?

This snowman was almost 3 dimensional.

This will become a pillow.  The background was rug punched.

LOTS of little quillies!

Melinda's sheep


Here's my dirty snowman.  I'd never hooked on wool before.  I always thought you needed a loosely woven wool, but that is not the case.  This is a wonderful barn red wool (NOT orangey at all!!!) that is tightly woven.  Using my Hartman primitive hook, I hooked with an 8 1/2 cut.  It was different, but not difficult.  Now that I've taken a picture, I see that I will need to hook a darker strip around the left eye so it doesn't look like he's got "ring around the eye".  

I'd never needle felted before and I wasn't very good at it.  Ali had to rescue my hat and cardinal from being a blob of roving.

Unfortunately, I need to put my snowman aside and work on a few Christmas presents.  I just realized that Thanksgiving is only two weeks from tomorrow.  Ack!  How did that happen?  At least it is early this year!

A BIG thank you to Melinda of Merry Wind Farm!!!  She graciously offered me a place to stay while in Tipp City.  Please stop by her blog if you haven't already done so.  This woman is an amazing hooker and stitcher of reproduction samplers.  I am talking HUGE samplers.  She puts me to shame.  She needs to share more of her work on her blog.  I can't say enough good things about her work and she is just so darned sweet.  It was a real pleasure getting to know her :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


WoolenSails said...

I love all the pieces, they are so fun and creative, what a fun class. Your piece is wonderful and I have never hooked on wool before, looks fun.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Those are some really great snowmen....lots of different and fun pieces. Thanks for sharing the pics!

marly said...

The sheep and pumpkins are great. Anything related to or made from that white crap.....not so much.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Ah, Lauren, you are so sweet! Thank you so much!


BumbleBeeLane said...

Lauren~ For trying something new I think your snowman is looking wonderful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lauren, wonderful snowmen, love them all, also the sheep and my fav pumpkins, you did great, I also didn't think you could hook on wool, wow.....I agree love Melinda's blog, beautiful work and so sweet......enjoy your stay..... Blessings Francine.

Karen said...

Oh my Lauren I love everyone's rendition of the patttern they wonderful
Yours is so fun looking.

Farm Girl said...

I just love all of those cute things. I really like your snowman the best. I love the ring around the eye. I didn't even notice it until I read what you wrote and looked back at it.
How nice to have someplace to say and it is a fellow hooker. That is so nice. I will go visit her site right now. Have a lovely week Lauren.

Kim said...

Those are great projects. That workshop sounds like so much fun!

Julia said...

Lauren, I love all the different ways that the snowman was done. It's amazing how unique each one are.
You must have had lots of fun at this workshop.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, JB

Saundra said...

All of those works in progress were wonderful and so diverse choices. Your dirty snowman is going to look adorable and hope you share a picture when you're done with him.