Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The challenge from Maggie and Mitch.

Hi everybody! We have been challenged by Maggie and Mitch to blog about something our parents made. The only things WE make are messes! Our mom does needle felting and in case you aren't familiar with it, it is an ancient art, but Mom just discovered it a little over a year ago. You start out with a pile of washed wool or any other natural fiber and you jab it with very sharp barbed needles until you form it into whatever you want. The picture on the bottom is Harley the Cane Corso Italian Mastiff that is going to live next door to Opal and her keeper. The picture on the top is of an Airedale, a Wire Fox Terrier and a Lakeland Terrier or Welsh Terrier. They aren't sold yet. All of them are on wheels since that seems to be so popular right now. Mom sells most of her felties on Ebay, but she has also done a lot of them by commission. In 2007, she sold 100 of them!
Now, for Dad's contribution: He is retired and likes to do all kinds of woodworking. These two pictures are ink pad caddies that people use for scrapbooking and Stampin Up as well as any other crafts that require ink pads. He also makes ribbon racks, ink bottle holders, crafting trays and just about anything else for storing crafting supplies. Not too long ago, he made a rack for a lady to store all her crafting stuff and it was 50 inches tall, about 36 inches wide and 14 inches deep. It was so big that we had to ship it by UPS. Dad also sells most of his creations on Ebay, but he also takes custom orders.
Now, we have to tag 6 other bloggers to show us their handmade stuff! We tag Harry and Cassidy, Lola and the dogs of Jackman Ave., Turbo the Siberian Husky, Bruno the Airedale, Bogart the Airedale and the Thuglets.
Poppy, Penny & Pockets


Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, your parents are both super talented! We love the needle felted wheelies! They are just too adorable for words! Thanks so much for participating! We love to see hand made beauties!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lenny said...

I cannot let my mom see this blog. If she does, she is going to go to eBay and spend all of my treat money. (WOW! They are so cute!!)

Your friend, Lenny

William Tell said...

Oh, we love the WFT feltie! Looks just like me! Both of your folks are very talented.

William Tell

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

Those felties are really cool! I wonder if my Human can make felt out of our fur. Thanks for stopping by my blog with your birthday greetings. I will think of what my Human makes (other than stupidity) and then I'll post it. Woo!

Lady Kaos said...

Wow, your parents are talented, too! That's nice your Dad makes stuff for people to keep their stuff organized that also make stuff. (Did that make sense?)

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Um...we have NO choice...we want the WFT, the lakie and the dale...I mean how could we not?????? THEY LOOK JUST LIKE US!!!
Mumsie will peemail you...

Give big kissies to Pocket for us...um for me....blush, simper, giggle....I like my boyfriends to be...a bit spicy like he is!!!

Babystan got into buckets of trouble today!!! What else is new!!


Asta said...

You pawents awe vewy talented..Thank you fow showing us!!!I love those doggies..Opal is coming to visit me on fwiday, hehehe, so I can meet one of youw "offspwing" in pawson
smoochie kisses

Cassidy said...

Me loves the mini Oscar you sended mummy and daddy, but it be out of reach so me no chews it!

Erm, mummy and daddy no be talented at all! Both can cook, so me might have to do post about that.

Cassidy x

Patience-please said...

HI thank you so much for visiting and saying such kind words! We are very glad to meet you. You people are WAY talented!!! WOW!
Congrats on your new family member, too. We adore the name Pockets.

wags from the whippets

The Black and Tans. said...

Poppy and Penny

Your parents make beautiful things. We love the little felties.

Molly and Taffy

Noah the Airedale said...

Cripes more clever people out there in blog world. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Stanley said...

Hey, Girls!

Your parents are WAY talented! My girl is going all GA GA over the felted stuffies... especially the Airedale & the Lakie/Welshie! What's the name of their store on ebay? (My girl is seriously considering spending all treat money like Lenny's mama).

Goober love & smooches,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Your parents stuff is PAWSOME! You should put a link to your stuff on eBay on your blog...J x