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Celebrating International Women’s Day

 

needle felted cat

I made this kitty for International Women’s Day on March 8th.  She was a bit of a needle felting challenge– I’m not great with “sculpting” facial expressions, and I really wanted her to look strong and#BeBoldForChange.  I’m really happy with how she turned out!  She sits right next to my computer, so we basically hang out all day long.

I also celebrated the day by attending a rally in Washington Square Park with a friend and our babies.  They were so zonked by all of the excitement and passed out on the train ride home.  I snapped this beauty shot 🙂

Wolfie & Dudley

And I recommend taking a minute to check out the Guardian’s International Women’s Day around the world – in pictures that shows celebrations, events and rallies around the world.

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Student work from QED Astoria

I recently taught two classes at QED in Astoria.  Check out the adorable little creations my students made during the 2.5 hour class.  And if you haven’t been to or heard of QED… in a nutshell, it’s an after-school space for grown-ups with beer and wine. They hold affordable workshops and events of all sorts: arts and crafts, stand-up comedy, tastings, game nights, walking tours, storytelling, gardening, improv, and the list goes on.

student needle felting work student needle felting work

Oh, and I had a surprise eight-year-old student (I usually do not teach kids this craft– the barbed needles are too sharp!) who made this kitten.  She had been watching needle felting videos on Youtube for months and begged her mom to find a needle felting class.

student needle felt work

 

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Clock o’clocks

DIY Wall Clock

New year, new apartment, new clock!

clock o'clocks

Sean made this clock from…clocks!  We had been collecting clocks for a few years in preparation for the clock o’clocks.  After countless thrift store visits to find clocks that were just the right size and look, we finally turned to Ebay to complete the collection.  Since the clocks didn’t need to be functional, we were able to purchase a lot of vintage clocks for a reasonable price.

Here are some close ups of my favorites.  If you look at the top photo, you can see how each clock is set to the hour it represents.  11 o’clock is my current favorite.

vintage clock favorites

And if you have sharp eyes, you might notice that one of the clocks is not vintage.  12 o’clock is a modern twin bell alarm clock that we ended up buying from Amazon in the eleventh hour 😉

The actual clock hands were used in our last apartment for our leaf clock, also a Sean original.  In the fall, we collected leaves from Prospect Park and preserved them with glycerin.  Someday I’ll do post on that process.

leaf clock