TAG | wol
These last few days of my vacation, I try to finish as many things as possible.
My husband is helping me to get the furniture I might need in the shop painted in white. As I don't have a definite plan so far, about my set -up. Depens on where i'll be standing in the building etc. I thought better (let) more things painted white as too few...
Also my other projects are still asking time. I have the interior project for which raw wool needs to be bought, washed and a bigger problem: also dried.... I can hardly find a proper space to get it dry .... and after that where to storage it?
bought 17 new fleeces, a kid passing by thought it was chicken...
my 3 washing tubs, and in front and back wool drying
I added plastic boxes upside down, they let in air from the bottum so the wool can dry
I asked a grocery store for vergetable cardboard boxes and I now use them as storage for the dried wool. It would be a pity to add all the wool back in a plastic garbage bag again plus this is easier to make a huge pile...
Another project is a jacket for a wedding on September 14th. I'll only show you one picture as i don;t want to show the rest yet.. I wil use chiffon silk and 2 layers of merinowool.... pictures of the result be posted here after the wedding i think.
The beginning, calculating how big my felt needs to be.....
When you are a felter or someone whom works with wool, you probably know why I added the !! behind the word moths…..This morning I was in my basement and I always love checking my wool then, but today I wasn’t happy at all as I found traces of moths!! Help!! Moths eat wool…….
Hmm what to do? the basement is small and dark so I better take all the wools out and as the weather forecast is predicting frost during night and day I didn;t have to think long about a solution… I wanted to take everything outside.. will leave it there till the springtime.. the frost will be deadly for the moths and their ” eggs/ larves” .
My daughter helped me with his task added all the wools outside. After we were done she said: “Mummy this was quite a heavy task to do, if you didn’t know!! My hand were all smelly from that dirty wool , but now I washed them they smell nice again ” My sweet girl
Now I better get my snow boots and winter jacket on and move all the bags to my garage so it cannot get wet by new snow…. Trying to buy a plastic box every month so I can store the wools in a box so no moths can come in there anymore….
I didn’t dare to call this post weekly happy stats as It is such a long time ago I blogged them… Let´s hope I can find the time to write them every week. I think it is a good thing to realise how lucky men is every day over and over again. It doesn´t have to be in huge material things, it can also be in the small things. Like I had today when I saw a great tit (=koolmees in Dutch) it came to my terrace searching for some crushed hazelnuts…
- it was my first week I had to teach “VMBO and MBO” (= high school and profession school? ) students whom chose to become a florist and I was happy the students are nice and the classes went well.
- I learned a class of children that it is not dangerous to eat a fresh harvested pear or apple… after one asked me “teacher why is that pear hanging in that tree outside? “……
- I am booked to give a felting workshop for 20-25 people
- got a mail messaging I’ll be featured at the Dawanda Blog next week
- I made a sweet little ringbasket for a wedding, made me very happy when I was making this as I knew it would be making others happy
- the outcome of a test of my daughter, a worry less
- the happy face of my daughter when she was able to wear the felted wrap skirt to school
- seeing many thick and sweet grapes in my garden
- the bouquet of flowers I was able to pick
- re-decorating our living room with cosy items as Autumn is here..
- the dress I bought from Thongbaitatong arrived now I can match it with her bag
- and last but not least the arrival of the wool I ordered, will make DIY craft kits with this…
Enjoy your weekend!!