Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Morning (from the kitchen window)

Well the shades are back up on the kitchen, but i could tell by the light shining thru the glass in the door that it was a glorious sunrise this morning.
No snow for Christmas here, but I'll take the beautiful sunrise!

And looking at me from inside the window here is an unfinished Christmas gift! And it's Christmas Eve, so why is it unfinished? Because I started on it yesterday... nothing like waiting til the last minute. But.. as far as the hat - it's "wet felted" and if you love working with fiber, but haven't tried wet felting yet, it really is worth trying. The hardest part of the hat here (well, the most interesting part) is finding a bowl or pot that will almost fit your head to use as a mold to shape the hat. Once you have that figured out, it's just a matter of felting and shaping!
Hope everyone is ready for the festivities and that you have your projects finished and wrapped :) Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas Tonya, Jack and Wyatt!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Best wishes in the coming year filled with new beginnings with your little one! Enjoy!

  3. I'm going to quit reading your blog. Your FIRST ATTEMPT AT WET FELTING IS A SUPER COOL HAT?!?!? Yeesh. ;-)

  4. Hey Alice,
    I hope that you had a great Christmas too!
    Hey CSL, it wasn't the first attempt, but a 2nd :+) .. wet felting is so easy though, you really can't go wrong!
    Hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I know we're all starting on next Christmas today, right? (actually I still have a hat to finish for this Christmas.. lol - then starting on next year!)

  5. How did you get time to make a felted hat? When I had my baby, I was lucky if I got my teeth brushed and showered before noon! You are super mom, wife, artist, potter and shepherdess all in one!!!! You need to felt yourself a red cape!
    And where is the Santa picture of Wyatt?

  6. Too funny Alice, I'm thinking that maybe I skipped the shower and brushing my teeth that day- lol. In all honesty though, the hat didn't take that terribly long to make. (although it still isn't finished!! lol) I hope all is well your way Alice!

  7. Hey! I took a picture of this same sunrise! Wasn't it BRILLIANT?!?!?

    Wyatt looks like quite a charmer! Congratulations!