A felted pond
So I've talked before about a little swap group I belong to called Bits Of Goodness, right?
Right. Well it's a craft group that uses only natural materials to create little "bits of goodness" that we swap. Most of the creations are waldorf-inspired and we haven't had a bad swap yet! It's so great to get a package...sometimes I have to fight the kids to open it myself. I like to open it when they're asleep so I can ferret away special treasures for holidays/birthdays. Come join us if you're so inclined...
Back to what I crafted for the Summer Nature Table swap.
This swap ended up being very difficult for me. My first three ideas fizzled miserably and I wasn't sure what I was going to do when all of a sudden I remembered this amazing piece of blue felt a friend had given me. She accidently shrunk a gorgeous silk/cashmere blanket and gave me some. Lucky me! This stuff is gorgeous, it looks like running water. I just felted in a bit more detail, cut it into pond shapes and created a little "wishing stone" by felting a mound of raw brown wool.
It looks sweet on our nature table and F has already created quite a few short stories using it.
To all my swapper friends - I hope this pond finds a lovely little space on your nature table too!
The next swap up is Trees...I believe I already have an idea brewing...