Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Wet Felting..

I've started a few more hats... they're all just wet felted. I have patterns that I would like to try that are knitted then felted, but these hats are just made from layering the roving over a simple pattern (hood style). The roving is hand felted with soap and water, then shaped over a mixing bowl. These hats still need to be adorned with... ? something. Ribbon, felted flowers... that's the next step.

The little "cat" hat I made for Wyatt back before the holidays. (to match his Daddy's favorite hat). He's already outgrown it. The felted hats have a little give to them, but not enough to keep up with a growing boy :)

Speaking of hats ... I have a link to share of an etsy shop that has the most adorable hats ever. The artisan behind these hats designed them using a pattern that she came up with - (i've been everywhere looking for the pattern - then found that it was her own design) they are crocheted and then felted - a must see!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A lot of catching up to do..

I haven't posted in a week, so here's a quick update of the week. The above picture is how the week ended. Weather has been very mild the last few days.
But that is after what seems like 2 weeks of freezing temperatures! I'm not sure if it got above freezing the first 2 weeks of January.

Mid week the snow was beginning to melt.

The sheep have been getting out this past week into the new pasture (the pasture with burrs.. ) This pic was just taken while looking for them. hm, no, they're not here.

He's doesn't know where they're at. He's actually sleeping. I don't know how long he was sleeping like this, but i had time to go and get my camera before he woke up.
"I wasn't sleeping! Sheep?? What do you mean they're missing?"
(little disclaimer for him, he's here to protect them when they're in the field with him, he's not going after them!) And, in his defense, these pics were taken a few days after the sheep first got out, yet they were out again. I'm sure he was more concerned the first day it happened. :)

All is well with the sheep.. they are not staying in their pen, but so far, no one has got into the burrs. I'll update on that here soon i'm sure. But meanwhile, I can't keep them from walking through their temporary fencing. It's not all of them yet, just 4 rogues in the group. (But you know what that means.. the others just haven't caught on yet)

Temperatures got up in the 40's mid week and I took Wyatt for a walk outside. Wyatt hasn't been out much other than to the doctor or grocery store, so it was nice to get him out for just a little bit.

Hope everyone had a great week!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Still Snowing..

This guy sort of looks like he was meant for the snow.

And this one does too! (Sweet Ziggy.)

Friday, January 8, 2010

A look back in time..

when 'work' had a entirely different meaning,

and 'going to town' was an event.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snowed In

With all the snow, the girls just stuck their head out the door to see what I had for them, they chose to stay in today.

The little rams on the other hand were out in the snow quite a bit.

Myrtle didn't seem to mind the snow either (she's in the pen with the little boys and pretty much is just where they are)

And what time i wasn't out tromping in the snow, I was all cozy and warm in the house with little Wyatt. He had his one month check-up yesterday with his doctor. He is a solid 13 pounds now and 24-1/2".. just like they say "growing like a weed!"

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