Tuesday, June 1, 2010

works in progress

Many projects started this past month, some completed, some still going...

I needle felted this little fairy tale child as a May Faire gift for our (not local) Waldorf school.

Another little gift sent out in the mail today.

A special knitting project, soon to be on its way as well.

And here is the top I made Chessa for her birthday, loved and played in already, hanging on the line to dry. Wrinkly. I considered throwing it down in the dirt and photographing it like that before washing it, really, a little more dirt couldn't have hurt.

You can see (kind of) the yellow gingham I used as a lining for the bodice front. I love gingham. I love yellow. I almost included this in the outside design of the top but somehow it was a little too much. I like still getting a peek of it though.

It fits her really well. Yay.

Comfortable for climbing fences.

Partially built fences I should say. So you see what else we are working on. Peeling logs, digging post holes. Deep holes, in our crazy super duper rocky ground. I am helping. I am being a big help to Jason. I am happy to be helping him.

Hmmm, but why would we need such a big fence? I'll let you know...

19 comments:

Ginny said...

All your projects are beautiful! I really love the shirt.

kendra said...

such a cute top! and a lovely fence - i'm guessing animals?

Twig and Toadstool said...

So lovely to see all the projects you have on the go...I don't feel so alone now in my abundant partially finished craft projects!!!
Beautiful fence!! I'm sure it is for something delightful and exciting!!
Maureen

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Why?! Why do youneed sucha big fence?! The anticipation!!! I can't wait!!

I love her top (but you knew I would). What are the hearts for?

XOXOXOXO

Melanie said...

those tops you are making your girls are SO cute!
I am so curious about the fence now! It is looking great- and I know it must feel good to be working along side Jason on it- that is something that has been difficult for me this pregnancy- not being able to work alongside Andy as much.
Such a sweet little needle felted fairy. :)

Linda said...

Dear Renee,
What lovely projects you have been busy with! And oh my goodness, the top you made is amazing! I love it! You live in the most beautiful surroundings...
Blessings
Linda

Brittney Harmon said...

you're been busy!!! Love it all :o)

Naturalearthfarm said...

Renee,
I just love the beautiful things you sew for your daughters - sweetness with a bit of old fashioned charm...
The fence is amazing - looking forward to learning more about what critters it will be for.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Nicole Anne said...

gee, i wonder. can i have a top too please?

earthycrunchy said...

Maybe a horse? How exciting, whatever it is!

Tahara said...

The projects are beautiful Renee!...I really love the top, you sew so well...

Now what could that fence be for...

Prettydreamer said...

the shirt for your daughter is very lovely ... looks like she loves playing in it! ~Pamela

Nicole Benjamin said...

hmmm... i look forward to hearing about this fence! your creating is so beautiful renee. i am moved in seeing your knitted square. lots of love xoxo

6512 and growing said...

That shirt is so beautiful! I would wear the heck out of a shirt like that in summer.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Beautiful handwork, all of it, most especially the fence! Cow? Horse? Goat? Sheep?!!!
Nicola

Beth said...

I am swooning over your sweet little fairytale child, and your own little fairy tale girls! They remind me of when my sisters and I were little - playing in the woods in dresses handmade by our mama and oma. Your sewing has really inspired me to sew for my own little girl...now to blog about it!

The fence is amazing!! You and Jason should be very proud of your excellent work! I am guessing it's for a horse or larger goats as I'm pretty sure it wouldn't keep my miniature goats in ;) Or maybe your neighbor just got a herd of cattle you want to keep out of your garden???
Beth

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

All these projects are inspiring- I love the different stages.

Lovely blog and nice to meet you.

I will follow your blog and hopefully see these projects again!

Amber said...

What a pretty little top. It looks so breezy and cool for hotter weather. Nice! And those hearts are fun!

Bending Birches said...

love your felting!!!!