May 2016

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"One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes"

I made a miniature felted rose under a glass dome! This is part two in my "Little Prince" series. The sickly sheep is here. If you remember the book, the rose demands that the little prince place her under a glass dome every night to protect her from drafts. rose2 rose3 rose1 rose4 I gave this to a close friend as a present :)

Handmade Shea Butter Hand Balm

I made an ointment for the first time! This was for my battered hands. Ingredients: beeswax, unrefined shea butter, grape seed and pomegranate seed oil, lavender and rosewood essential oils. I put too little beeswax and too much carrier oil so it ended being really soft.  Works well except for being rather greasy so I use it before bed. Will put more beeswax and less oil next time. I don't really like the smell of rosewood but am trying to use it up.

Spunky Eclectic Falkland in the "Autumn" Colorway

Last month's 4 oz. Falklands handpaint has finally been plied and finished! If you remember, it originally looked like this: Handpainted Braid Spinning in progress: April2016spinning This braid had a melange of colors and I tried to separate the main colors but there was some blending and muddiness because of the way it was dyed. I then chain-plied everything. This was my first attempt at chain-plying. autumn1 autumn2

Three-Ply Bluefaced Leicestershire Wool Humbug Mix

My first attempt at 3-ply. The end result looks grey but it's really a mix of light and dark wool. BFL is softer than the Romney and the Shetland I've been spinning earlier. BFL3ply Comparison with the 2-ply Shetland. As you can see, the three-ply is rounder and thicker. 2n3ply