Wednesday, January 27, 2016



1. Spill tiny glass beads into keyboard. 
2. Take said keyboard apart. 
3. Dump beads out .
4 Dump insides out of keyboard. 
5. Replace insides.
6. Blow out dust bunnies and other findings.
7. Go to replace cover , hit desk screws go flying 
8. Pick up 8 screws.
9. Loose screwdriver 
10. Find screwdriver and loose one screw. 
11. Oh well replace those that i have. 
12. Turn computer back on.
13. Sign on to computer. 
14. Mouse does not work. 
15. Move tower and push cord back in.
16. Move tower back into place, 
17. Find leg off keyboard that went lost over a year ago.
18. Try and replace said leg.Turn it all ways, push, and snap into place.
19. Leg in place , keyboard working.
20. Sequences.. how do we ever get through life without them

 Phone conversation with husband...Yes, honey I know you told me not to do  crafts over my desk. Yes, you can tell me" I told you so". I love you too. he laughs, I laugh.

If you have ever had a moment like this. i am right there with you.

Happy thought... All's well that ends well.

The cross body finally got put together. Now for a little embellishing.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Before & After

Have you ever had a piece of art that just wasn't working for you? Maybe it didn't sale, or the colors weren't as vibrant

as you wanted or it was just off in some way.

That was the problem with this small clutch. It has sat tucked away in the bottom of a drawer until I took it out today and decided to refresh it.

I was really amazed with adding a little fleece curls, roving and assorted embellishment yarns that it actually came alive. Almost looks to jump off the screen. I think this piece now deserves to take center stage on a cross-body tote front.  What was once a pewter green nightmare , is a jewel toned dream. Look for the finished project soon.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Name change and other fun stuff

Happy 2016. Can you really believe that in five days we will be into February. Where has the first month gone?
Did you notice the name change, I hope so as we are taking this blog in a new direction. My hope is to make this the place for simple art lessons. Whether in felting or whatever creative artistry I am up to today.
Late last year we changed our Etsy shops name from 'The Artsy Clutch' to "Blue Poppy Feltworks".
Changing your name would seem to be an easy process, it was in some ways but I forgot when you change it in one place it seems there are loads other that follow; so as of January 25, 2016 all those places are now changed. Yeah !!!

(I am  not a technical genius, or very computer savvy, I'd rather save my creativeness to my art. So, if like me your comp. skills are somewhat lacking rest assure your secret is safe .)

Getting back to art in general, I have a couple of fun hand needle felted pieces to show you. These were done late last year.
First up are a herd of Elephant Brooches. These have been making a hit on the Etsy site. Keeping new ones coming is always a fun task.

Elephant Brooches
Big Pile of Assorted brooches

The second pictures is a few other brooches we have created . Elephants not your thing,  We have loads of others.....hearts, zombies, trees, birds, pumpkins or just fun abstract ones. 

This next piece is a blank slate so to speak as it has not spoken to me on what it will become as of yet. Possibly a messenger like cross body tote for a potential client. We will see where it goes.

22"x 11" Bohemian Rhapsody

This small piece was done about a week ago, my first landscape with a horse. 

Here is a preview of a new piece I am working on today, it will be a large ( 20" x 20") 2D tulip pillow when complete. I am hand needle felting it onto a black wool base. Just about ready for some creative stitching as we add the petals on to it. I'll post again as soon as its finished.
2D Tulip Pillow

A couple of cuff bracelets.
Rose in winter

 This last piece for today was actually turned into a clutch called Neptune's Gold. Look for it on my Etsy site.