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Posted by dragonflyducky on January 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Craftster Best of 2011 Winner
I'm a Craftster Best of 2011 Winner!

For my felted baby booties:

Sci Fi Cookies

Posted by dragonflyducky on December 21, 2011 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

My daughter took charge of the cookie frosting this year. I'm not sure anyone will have the heart to eat them!

Doctor Who Cookies

Portal 2 Cookies

Jayne, Wash and Mal from Firefly.

Still no cookies

Posted by dragonflyducky on December 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


It's been hard to be up on my feet lately because of this:

Not good timing to sprain my ankle. I will get cookies made...but probably not as many kinds as usual.

Having to sit more has at least meant more knitting and felting getting done:

Mushroom ornaments!

And I finished two pair of socks this month. Hoping to get at least one more pair done..along with some secret projects.Hope your holiday crafting is going well!

Exterminate Exterminate Exterminate the Kitchen

Posted by dragonflyducky on December 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Rebecca's entry in the town gingerbread house contest....this geekmom is so proud!

For my contribution...I snuck in a little marshmallow adipose...heh.

Oh Hi....

Posted by dragonflyducky on November 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to let you know that there are only 25 days until Christmas and I haven't smelled any cookies being baked yet. You might want to get on that.

It's beginning to look a lot like...a tornado came through my house.

Posted by dragonflyducky on November 29, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We got all the pine roping and lights up this past weekend. It always makes me so happy to see them up. It was the first time in years that I could feel my fingers while doing this chore as the weather has been so mild lately.

I've been working on getting the annual Christmas soap batches done:

I'm still knitting away and got a pair of socks done and another started over the weekend. Our DVD player just broke so we couldn't watch my favorite Christmas specials yet. Next up on the holiday crafting list is the gingerbread house...or thing.The kids want to make a TARDIS and a Dalek out of gingerbread. I love my little geeklings! We all can't wait for the Doctor Who Christmas special to come out.

Which reminds me of my new favorite geek item: dalek and TARDIS ornaments from BBC shop....a bit pricey-but on my if-I-win-the-lottery shopping list (I guess that should be the if I-ever-buy-a-lottery-ticket-and-then-win shopping list).

Snowman Factory Starts Up Again

Posted by dragonflyducky on November 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Lots of needle felting going on!

I'm demonstrating spinning at a historic Thanksgiving program this weekend so I have to brush up on my drop spindle skills. I'm bringing my spinning wheel but figure I should have the drop spindles for people to try too. I was in the middle of spinning some handpainted merino but guess I should switch to a natural, more historically accurate fiber! I wish I had known I would be doing this demonstration sooner as I would have made up some naturally dyed samples of yarn.


Posted by dragonflyducky on October 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Dyed some bamboo.  These colors make me so happy I could lick the computer (or maybe that's hungry).

It's not what it looks like...

Posted by dragonflyducky on October 17, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

No- it's not intestines or brains. Just bamboo fiber soaking in dye. I love spinning this fiber but really don't enjoy dyeing it-it takes so much work to get it all rinsed out properly. Nothing compares to my beloved wool.

I finished a new felted scarf, with cut out sections. It's super squooshy-made from some merino batts:

I just dyed some silk schiffon scarves to try some nuno felting....wish me luck as I hear its takes a whole lot of elbow grease!

Wool update...

Posted by dragonflyducky on October 9, 2011 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Bulky handspun finished last week.

I made a few wet felted necklaces last week too!


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