Monday, April 30, 2012


needle felted sushi
I am excited to offer a number of felt making classes this summer with 
Louisa County Parks and Recreation department. 
I will be teaching an assortment of both wet felt-making
 and needle felted classes. 

Felt Vessels
Click on the link to take you the LCPR website...
you will find all the details for the classes and registration information

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Felting Fun in Elkins, West Virginia ~ April, 28th, 2012!

Leslie Gordon and I are going to teach a day long class of felting fun this weekend in Elkins, West Va!
 Come and join us!
Felt bowls by Janice Seibert

Felting class this weekend @ Randolph County Community Arts Center
click above link for more information & registration 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chicken Soup with Rice

Today was a good day to make chicken soup. It was unseasonably cold and rainy with highs in the 40's. We have been having 80 degree weather so it was a bit of a shock to the system, yet at the same time, rather cozy. Perfect for making soup and needle felting!
 I had cooked down a rotisserie chicken a day ago and used that as my "base".... added some mixed veggies from the freezer & a package of Knorr vegetable soup mix, some chopped red onion and brown rice. YUM!

Felted friends visit the aquarium
    I finished putting a few finishing touches on some of the Japanese "ladies"... added hair to one & some "accessories." I found some terrific black year with flecks of colors in it & it gets thin & thicker and is just wonderful for making their "hair-dos"!

Just managed to take a few photos & get them posted
 here after I returned home from knitting @ Melonies. 

Needle felted sushi
  Also made some needle-felted "sushi" and got some decent photos of that. 
Some day I might have to figure out what all the settings are on my camera... 
right now it's just kind of "point & shoot" and see  if I get lucky.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Favorite NEW Felting Book! hot off the press!

from Gillian Harris   Carnival Of Felting!!!
My book arrived from the Fluff-a-torium last week by Royal Mail!

check out this bright PINK bag!!! and notice the Royal Mail label!

 I think I am the ONLY person in the US to have it so far. :) 
I  am so excited!
 Oh so pink & Pretty & chocked fun of whimsical & colorful ideas!

Sweet needle felted flowers!

Springtime flowers!

around here, in central Virginia, 
flowers are blooming everywhere!

Inspired by their beauty, 
I've been creating some flowers of my own!
needle felted flowers

brooches & headbands!

flower headbands

These flowers are all painstakingly  (LOL) needle-felted using mostly Corridale wool roving.

Each flower takes over an hour to needle and then I add handsewn glass beads. 
THEN, I either add a pin back OR attach them to a headband. 

The headbands are wet felted using soft Merino fibers and 
allowed to dry before I attach the needled flowers.~

One of my needle felted flowers which is then 
hand sewn onto a wet felted headband

My first Japanese doll! (needle felted)

Actually, this is my second one. The first one is awaiting a face "job" as I was experimenting with "needling" faces on these and was repeatedly dissatisfied with the result.  I prefer the faces without a "permanent expression" that way they can change at the will of the onlooker!

~Japanese Kokeshi type doll~ 
My little needle felted Japanese doll!
She stands about 4 inches or so.
I will be teaching a class or two making these dolls this summer!
To find out where email me @

In keeping with the Waldorf school traditions, 
these dolls faces are left "plain" so that the beholder can use their imagination! :)