Ever since I got my fabu tangled nuno felted scarf (see post below) I have been playing with my own versions of it so lucky for me, I had something ready to list when I heard about the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy initiative. I'd never done much with wet felting before so it was all an experiment, but I couldn't help myself. I was having dreams of creating felted colliers; I'd wake up with all these ideas racing through my head. For those of you familiar with the creative process, this sort of thing can be hard to ignore. For this collier (I feel compelled to confess that this particular sample was NOT my first attempt) I took some of my grey tailspun and put in a little beautiful sky blue merino, braided it, and then felted it, which had the unforeseen benefit of washing my kitchen floor as wet felting is a sloppy business and the kitchen floor is the only space large enough (and waterproof enough) to do it. Now I'm anxious to try out some other possibilities. Loving the tailspun though; it's very whimsical.
I've donated this scarf to Craft Hope for Haiti. (So if you want it go shop quick! They did say there's a slight lag time between when you submit it and when it gets posted so keep checking. If you don't want it go shop quick! There are lots of other great items.) All the profits go to Doctors Without Borders. So far they've made nearly $10,000 (are people not amazingly generous?? Huzzah!!). If you're a shopper and you haven't seen the store yet you can find it at http://www.etsy.com/shop/crafthope Shop for charity's sake. If you're an artist I hope you'll consider donating. (Thank you spunmonkey for passing the word along!)
Tomorrow I will share my newest obsession for red posole with a link to the recipe. Right now I have some real work to do if I can concentrate with the smell of my newest batch of beans boiling away on the woodstove. What a girl will do for red sauce . . .