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Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Play Day.....I felted !

I wanted to play !

You know, make mud pies, or design sand castles.

Ignore, drown out, and escape those "adult issues" requiring a thoughtful decision making process.

Not for a life time, not even necessarily for a week or even the whole day......merely for a few hours.

Had to be a hands on activity...creative...there had to be an end product !

Cooking maybe?
That requires concentration. Nope !

Scrapbooking? Again...requires concentration.

I wanted to do something with my hands and let my mind entertain me....wander around and explore hidden places....and surprise me !

I can't paint or draw....and my spinning wheel is broken.

But I have wool...lots of wool !

Wool I had dyed years ago in Surprise Valley.

Wool that I recently bought in Surprise Valley !

Found my felting books and brushed up on various projects and techniques.

Didn't want to spend the time to felt a pair of boots......and good gracious it's way too hot to even try these on !

I would create a flat piece of felted "art" . I had everything I needed !


Soap (old fashioned Fels Naptha),

a bamboo mat for rolling the wool,

a sink,

unlimited hot and cold water,

and lots of towels for slop and mess !

Several hours later, sporting shriveled fingers, and a very happy mind, I spread out my "felted art" to dry !

Infuse your life with Play Days !!

Happy Infusions,


  1. I absolutely love it! It makes me smile and feel all happy inside.

  2. Awww how fun! I love how you can do just about anythign with art, any material, any subject, any medium, it's lovely! Thanks for encouraging fun!
    I strongly agree!!

  3. Thanks Angela and Jessica ! You two are wonderful encouragers ! And beautiful artists !!

  4. Ooh, I like your blogs. Fun. I didn't know you had sleepless nights in Redding. It's more common than I had hoped... wonder what's up? I am still figuring out how to sleep. I like your felt art!

  5. Thanks Susan ! Sleeplessness isn't catching is it ? Sometimes the more I wish for sleep the less I get ! Take care.