|Man and Machine|
Monday, June 24, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Here is some pictures of our front yard, since we hadn't shared them yet. Much like the backyard, the front yard needs a lot of work too. The plants are overgrown and snuffing out each other and the lawn itself is a sandy patchy paradise. We aren't going to do much to the yard in the short term, besides minimal maintenance and pruning until after we are moved in. The inside renovations are the priority right now. We did spend an evening mowing, pruning, and moving brush around; since it was looking really shaggy and we couldn't stand it anymore.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Using wool from our own sheep we had a couple years ago that I had cleaned and carded into batts, I felted the wool into bases for all the shapes I was going to need. Taking something that is so light and airy and reducing it tight woven blocks takes some time. Besides the occasional needle poke, it was a relaxing activity to do while watching Netflix. Zachary even partook in the needling at times.
After getting the bases in the right shape and size, I bought dyed wool at the craft store. I felted on thin layers around the blocks. I picked the multicolored wool for the Creeper bodies to simulate their pixelated green skin. Once I had the idea of making one Creeper, it evolved into a Creeper family with a pet pig of course.
|Why a Fez? Because Fezzes are cool.|
|The pig's tail is my favorite|
Monday, June 10, 2013
Still have to run more wire (waiting on the speaker wire to arrive from Amazon), some misc. electrical, and some minor plumbing and we will be ready to hang drywall. This weekend hopefully.