I found a super cute tutorial on Purl Bee in Soho Newyork for felt baby shoes. I have two friends that have had babies in the last bit so I made booties for their babies. I used real wool felt and cotton embroidery thread. If you want to see a tutorial on them go here.
These are for Kaiya, Ruth and Daniels daughter.
This is Ruth and Kaiya.
These are for Dylan, Alida and Jordan's baby boy
This is the Gagne family. Nigel (left), Alida, Jordan, Khol (right) and baby Dylan in the middle.
On Sunday my nieces Caroline and Hannah were dedicated at Church on the Rock in Hamilton. My sister in laws and I were in Hamilton already for a girls weekend, it was great. Here are some pictures of them and my brother Mark and his wife Jenn.
\We had a great Dutch time of soup and buns after the dedication at Jenn's parents house.
My dad and my niece
My grandmother and my niece
Hannah (I think) and I
My nephew Emmanuel
We had a great time together and we are so excited that these precious girls are dedicated to the Lord.
I have been taking a mixed media class at the Art Gallery of Peterborough with one of my favorite artists, Anne Renouf. Her website is www.annerenouf.com . At the beginning of the class she gets us to do a warm up exercise. We have worked with oil pastels, chalk, etc. Then she teaches us a skill. Two weeks ago we learned how to image transfer and this last week we learned how to apply gold leaf.
I have an art show coming up in the new year with my best friend Alida. It is going to be on trees. She loves painting birches and I am really interested in using different mediums to create trees. So most of my art work for this class will be about trees.
Here is a pastel warm up.
Here is a box that I attached Japanese paper to in the shape of trees and then I made a pastel tree for the inside.
Instead of working with canvas I got a birch board. I image transferred a picture of a tree onto it. Then I painted it in a winter theme.
I have three weeks left of the class and I am looking forward to learning more skills.
This weeks edition of Favorite Friday ideas is all about DIY (Do it Yourself) projects, aprons and baby shoes. I hope to accomplish some of these projects in the next little while. If you are interested in learning more about these ideas click on source under the picture.