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I received the gift from my secret swap partner on the Etsy European Street Team a few days ago, and on opening the package I was literally overjoyed to find the most perfect gift I could possibly have wished for …
… an incredibly beautiful felted wrap from Inger in my absolutely favourite colours!
I have loved Inger’s work for ages. A free spirit who lives in Norway, she dyes her own wool and makes the most wonderful felted creations, often with silk fibres mixed in. Seeing her work through photos could never have prepared me for what I held in my hands though … warm, super soft and light. A mixture of greens blended into each other on one side of the shawl in cotton wool softness, and on the other side she had applied purple flowers with yellow lined stems and scatterings of shiny yellow fibres playing across the surface. The shawl got “Oooohs” and “Aaaahs” from all the members of my family, with my eldest describing it as “camouflage” and my youngest as “looking like a forest”.
I finally managed a photo-shoot yesterday. The weather was fine and hubby not at work since it was Sunday so he could take the photos while I showed off my new shawl :)
Thank you so much Inger, I LOVE IT!
Thanks also to Judit, our Winter Swap Fairy, for organising our swap once again!
Exciting news from Frances J Melhop who has managed to raise enough funds to travel from New Zealand to Italy for her residency. Full steam ahead now to help enable her project. Click on the link below to help her along:
I’ve searched for trees from the European Street Team for my moodboard today. Here are some of my favourites:
Once again my picks for the Monday Moodboard are all from the EuropeForCharity shop on Etsy. Lots of beautiful, diverse items to choose from. Have fun shopping and we donate all proceeds (less Etsy fees) to charity. Please visit the shop for full details!
More and more artists and crafters from all over Europe are donating items to the Europe For Charity shop on Etsy. Check out the new link to the charity shop in my sidebar on the right just below my ArtFire shop window, and here’s another selection for my Moodboard today:
I’ve just donated to the brand new EuropeForCharity shop set up by Baahar this weekend, featuring items for sale from artists and crafters of the Etsy European Street Team. Proceeds will be used for relief whenever a humanitarian crisis emerges.