Thursday, December 17, 2009

Softpencil - It's Definitely Not a Card!

Happy Thursday everybody! It's Anything But a Card day today and believe me, I went about as far away from a card as I possibly could. When I first saw Gorgeous Life, the beautiful mandala designed by Elizabeth's very talented sister, Natalia, my brain went immediately to one of my other long-term hobbies.

I'm sure some of you have wondered where the name FibreJunky came from, considering I've been doing an awful lot of paper crafting these days. Well, for the past 15 years, I've been a spinner. I also knit, weave, sew...pretty much anything that has to do with some type of textile, yarn, thread, needle, colours...you name it, I've at least tried it. So, back to spinning. Some years ago, Spin-Off had an article about making your very own drop spindles out of used CDs. How could I not take this opportunity to make a pretty one??

Since it's Christmas time, I chose Christmas-y colours. The wool is some mystery wool/mohair blend - I think - that I had laying around. It's green. That's why I grabbed it and spun just enough up to make sure the spindle works.This handy, useful little project is also for Our Creative Corner's Holiday (Christmas) Challenge, Creative Card Crew's Anything Goes challenge, and the Whimsical Ink Society's Bright & Bold Challenge. I just love multi-tasking.

Hey - I've got 5 kids. If I don't multi-task, I'd never get anything at all done!

Now, two quick things before I go. First of all, please check out the rest of the DT's creations today. They're listed on the left side of the blog.

Second, I'd like to wish Elizabeth a great, big

Smiley from millan.net

12 comments:

Mia said...

What a great spindle! I love the colors you used, too! GREAT job!!!! :-)

love to create said...

fantastic work. love it

Lisa Atha said...

Very pretty!

Lisa Atha

Cheryl said...

Wow - so talented!

Cat said...

What a great and useful project! So pretty!

Kerry said...

That's totally AWESOME!!! Love the bright colors too! Go girl!

Softpencil said...

Very, very creative Carole! you did an amazing and useful work! very well done!!!

Thank you so much for wishing me a "feliz cumpleaƱos"! ;)

Shell said...

Oh my that turned out great! Love the colors

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is sooo cool! I wish I could see it in person!

POPPET said...

Amazing creation, love the colours big hugs Pops x

de said...

This is amazing Carole! You out did yourself! And what a cute way to wish Ms. Elizabeth a HB with your greeting! Love it!

Paula said...

Wow this is fabulous. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx