Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Here we go!

This is my first post.  After giving it some thought I decided to share with you some of the things that I have going on in my life as well as some projects I have worked on.  We will have to see how this pans out....ha ha!

First off I would like to wish  
my beautiful daughter, Amy
a Happy Birthday
I do, as you probably have read on my profile, 
love all types of art.  
My favorite is fiber art.  
So today's post is about....


Project -- felted handbag

It was knit using a entrelac knitting pattern.  For you knitters out there, this calls for a lot of turning -- knit one row TURN
then purl....I have learned to knit backwards
instead of turning the project
and purling and have
found it to be easy and
makes to project go much faster.

I used a coloring changing yarn called Noro -- color Kureyon. 
I was happy with the outcome.
This is the purse after knitting....

I do enjoy felting some of my knitted
projects.  This done by using 100% wool yarn
and then putting the finished project in the
wash machine on hot wash and cool rinse. 
I usually put a big bath towel in there
with it to make it felt better. 
After two or three washings
(or whenever you are happy with it)
it will be ready.

After felting....

Project completed....

Now to find some money to put in there
and off to shopping I go....

Enjoy your blessed day, my friends!


I'm too blessed to be stressed!!!!

The way to happiness:
keep your heart free from hate,
your mind from worry,
live simply,
expect little, give much.


Just Ramblin' said...

Great first post and the purse is gorgeous! I have tried knitting before, but could never get the hang of it.
I look forward to reading more about your projects. : )

Bailey Be Good! said...

OOOH, what a pretty purse! I love all the colorssss!

Congrats on your first post -- welcome to the bloggie community! ;)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

verobirdie said...

Of course Remington had to be yor first follower :-)
Welcome to the blogosphere.
I like your bad. I knitted and felted a hat in Noro something too. I keep it for the very cold days.

verobirdie said...

Of course, this is your baG. Blogger would not let me correct...

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Welcome, welcome, WELCOME, Beth!
That is a very very pretty purse. Love the colors!

Gus said...

We are pals of Remington's and came by to leave good wishes on you blog. Your purse is beautiful! We hope you and Mackintosh Mitch's Mom will continue to share your projects. Someday we hope the muzzer will get inspired.


Madi and Mom said...

Good Morning Ms Beth!!
Crazy Mom miss read Rem's post we thought Amy was blogging.What a nice surprise to see your beautiful smiling face as soon as this blog popped up.

You know Mom and I are 200% fans of you and your lovely crafts. The purse is gorgeous!!
Hugs from Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS Happy Birthday to Amy!!

Sandra said...

love the purse and it got so much prettier after the felting. i read you profile and now i know you almost as well as I do Rem. hope he doesn't' get jealous over this blog. I had no idea you were so talented. this purse would also make a beautiful cold weather hat to pull down over ears. i did the two blog thing for a couple of years then went to one. waiting to see where you go with this.

Bassetmomma said...

What a great first post. I do knit and crochet, but am limited. I used to call my Mom for help when I got stuck and she would help me fix it but since she passed away 12 years ago I have knit in total 1 1/4 slippers! LOL! She would have loved this blog as she was awesome at knitting just like you. Your handbag is gorgeous! Another Happy Birthday wish to Amy!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

What a beautiful purse. I used to knit years ago but have now turned to crochet. Just can't stop making afghans and other crafts. Now, if only I could sew!


Ms. ~K said...

Wow Beth, the purse is beautiful...wish I paid attention when Mother tried to teach me to knit...I was probably outside playing w/ puppies instead!

ps...Happy "Birthing" Day to you! )

Grady and Leonardo said...

Congratulations on your new blog.
I love the purse and am really look forward to following all you do.

Happy Birthday to Amy from us.

Priscilla said...

Congratulations on your new blog and I enjoyed reading your first post. I love the purse too, it's so beautiful!

Happy Birthday to Amy!

Rouky said...

Congratulations on your new blog, Beth! I really, really love the purse! The colors mix so well together!

Again, Happy Birthday Amy!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome stuff!

Of khourse, if woo want to twist some Siberian floooof, I know a khwality supplier ;-)

Best of lukhk with the blog!


Marilyn said...

Remington clued me in on coming to visit. I'll have to have my daughter look at this purse as she taught herself to knit. Yarn and I are not very good friends!♥♫

KZK said...

Your felted handbag is gorgeous, Beth!!! Love the colors and texture!
Glad you're going to be blogging; I'm anxious to see more of your wonderful projects!

harrispen said...

Welcome! I love your purse and can't wait to see what else you have up your creative sleeve.


JC said...

Wow !!! I did not learn to knit so to me that is just amazing to be able to make that.

Cher' Shots said...

Welcome! I'm so excited to see you on here. And talk about talent ~ Geez woman, you are super talented to knit like that! I love it.
'love & hugs from afar'
a faithful follower

rottrover said...

Congrats, Beth! This was a great post (and the purse is lovely!) good luck. We'll be following you!!

-Lisa, Bart and Ruby

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Wow Beth, that is gorgeous!
Good luck with your new blog, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects.
Lynne x

The Thuglets said...

Beth congratulation on your first post!
Happy Birthday to Amy.Love the purse.Look forward to reading and seeing more of your projects.


Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Macintosh Mitch said...

Your entrelac bag is just gorgeous, Beth! I never got the hang of knitting backwards. I have to turn, turn, turn!

Chatty Crone said...

Hello to your new blog. Happy birthday Amy - I didn't know you had a daughter. I love your knitted bag - I didn't know you did that either. lol. I still have a lot to learn.

Ginny said...

Hi Beth, how exciting to be one of your first followers on your first post!! Rem drops little things about you on his blog, so I have always wondered a bit about you and your life and interests. The cool header with the crayons and saying, is that hanging in your house, did you make it? It is AWESOME!!! And I love the felted purse, it really makes a difference after the felting. Until now, felting has been a mystery to me, so you explained it so well.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I'm delighted that you have begun your own blog, Beth! After getting to know and appreciate you through Remington's eyes, I look forward to learning more about the artist and the dreamer. Great start! Sue, White Dog's momma

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on the new blog. I love your felted bag - so wishing I could knit. Crochet, yes,but never caught on to knitting.

Happy Birthday to your daughter and please give Remington a big hug from me.

Busy Easter days coming up here so we may be MIA on the blog circuit for a bit, but I will be sure to add your blog to my Reader.

Kathie, the OP Pack Mom

Brandi Yee said...

Oh wow! Love that purse! I was reading up on felting last year...the problem is, I suck at knitting in the first place :( lol but have been trying to learn more. Love your new blog and am now a follower :) Hope you enjoy your week Beth! Happy Birthday to your daughter :)


chicamom85 said...

Hi Beth, that purse is amazing. I used to knit a little, but I was always more fond of crocheting. I also love to read and get lost in books for days. I like to read a lot of different books, right now I am searching for a good book about Steve Jobs. I think he was an interesting man and want to know more. Any suggestions?? My favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.I have another blog also, but havent touched it for a while. Your page set up is really nice, I love it and good luck.

Anne and Sasha

bichonpawz said...

I love your purse Beth! It's beautiful!!! I have never been very good at that type of art...although I do love COLOR and scrapbooking and paper arts! Love your new blog! Good Luck!!

Kathy said...

Hi Beth! Love your post!
I have never heard of an "entrelac knitting pattern", but it is beautiful! Knit backwards?! I can barely go forward and keep the stitches all the same length! LOL

Must be scary after all of that work to wash 100% wool yarn in HOT Water, but it came out beautiful as always! I'm so glad you started a blog on your Fiber Art!
Hugs, Kathy

Stewey said...

Wow - congrats on your new blog! I came over from Remington's blog.
Love your first post:)
Happy Birthday to Amy!

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