Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fellowship of the Flowers week 30

Wow, only 20 to go. Amazing how fast the year is going.

I'm looking forward to sharing something totally different and new with you in 2015. It will be a block of the month, kinda sorta, but not really. There will be stitching, quotes, Folk Art Fusion, wool felt and...well lots of fun. The best part is there will be no pressure to keep up. It will only last for 6 months. You can do as many or as few as you want. I've discovered that most people are worn out by June. January is boring and they are ready to start new things. By June, everyone is outside playing. I also find I don't want to be tied down to huge commitments. So...stay tuned for something different.

Until then, here is our 30th flower.

This is how it looked before I stitched it.

I combined the ric rac and the yarn.

Remember, you can join us anytime between now and December. Please click on the tab at the top of my blog to find out more.

Light, love and hugs to you,

Michelle and the Bunnies

Monday, July 21, 2014

Elizabeth Armstrong and her felt magic

Hi ya!

Good gracious am I ever running around like a crazy bunny. I rarely go on vacation and now I know why. It's so hard to catch up when I return. It was fun to get away though. ;)

One of the things I wanted to do on vacation was visit an alpaca farm. I'm infatuated with these wonderful creatures. Plus, I am becoming more and more infatuated with wet felting and all the amazing things you can create with wool roving. The farm wasn't open for tours when I was there, so I will have to plan another visit.

Today I would like to introduce you to Elizabeth Armstrong. She is an amazing fiber artist in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. You know I love my Aussie friends to bits!

I purchased Elizabeth's book a few months ago. Oh it ever wonderful!

Her work is so full of color and adventure.

This is a piece she made for a school. How cool is that! I love that it is framed. I'm still thinking about whether or not to frame my art quilts. I'm a neat freak and always think about dust. hee,hee,hee.

Elizabeth teaches classes and sells some of her original pieces.

Hop over and visit her HERE. I know you will enjoy meeting her and if you are in Australia, you might even be able to sign up for one of her classes.

Light, love and hugs to you,

Michelle and the Bunnies

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hoppy Friday! Grateful for being an Auntie and Uncle

Hi ya! Hoppy Friday!

This week I am grateful for David and I being an Auntie and Uncle. Our youngest niece, Noelle and our nephew Jonathan came to visit the other week.

We had so much fun together. Noelle went for walks with me in the morning. I loved how she noticed all the same simple things in life that I find to be so beautiful. She even house gawked like I do! hee,hee,hee.

Jonathan calls Uncle David his best friend. David enjoys teaching Jonathan how to do things like change the oil in the car and cut the grass. They also love to play video games together and oh, they love to drive around in David's ZL1 Camaro wearing their matching ball caps.

They stayed for a week. We went to see Maleficent, ate at Olive Garden, swam in Captain's pool and had a cookout. We went to see the fireworks for 4th of July and played at the park.

We laughed and laughed about all kinds of things like me trying to feed them healthy, buckwheat pancakes, which apparently are only liked by me. hee,hee,hee

Captain even took Noelle out shopping and surprised her with a new dress (not the one in the photo above). Both  kiddo's were pouty face on Sunday when it was time to leave. They asked if they could just stay for the entire summer. My sister would have been pouty face about that. ;)

I'm grateful these two remarkable kids think we are cool and enjoy spending time with us. I have always felt the same way about my aunt and uncle. :)

So what are you grateful for this week?

Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle and the Bunnies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fellowship of the Flowers Week 29

And we keep stitching and stitching and stitching along! :)

This week the Peach Blossom returns.

Here's how it looked before I started stitching.

I found some sparkly, silk ribbon in my stash.

It adds a neat dimension couched around the flower.

At first, I had some French knots in the center of the stitching, but I decided I liked the beads better.

Hope you are having a fun week!

(Remember, my shop is open, but I won't be mailing packages until July 20)

Light, Love and Hugs,
Michelle and the Bunnies

Monday, July 14, 2014

The art of Liz Cooksey

Hi ya!

Today I would like to share the art of Liz Cooksey with you. I found her work through Pinterest.

You know this bunny piece caught my eye right away. ;)

What I love about her work is the brilliant combination of elements.

To me these patchwork sculptures are so interesting to look at with all the textures, shapes and dimensions.

I find her work to be charming with each piece telling it's own little story. I'm going to save my pennies and purchase a piece from her.

Do hop over and visit Liz. She has several galleries you can scroll through.

I do hope you enjoy discovering these artists. I have a really fun board on Pinterest. It's called Textile and Fiber Art. Hop over and take a look around and follow my board if you like.

(Don't forget my shop is open, but I won't be mailing any orders until July 20th)

Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle and the Bunnies