Friday, September 3, 2010

{this moment} and a giveaway!

A Friday ritual inspired by Soulemama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor and remember.

I've been talking about a giveaway for a while. Well, I think I'm finally ready for it. Lately I have been fortunate enough to win several giveaways and this is my way of repaying that luck and kindness.

The mushroom house is about five inches tall and about five inches wide. It is hollow with no floor and the roof comes off. The roof is covered in one of my favorite dyeing mistakes. I was aiming for brown and ended up with a gorgeous burnt orange (my favorite color!). The details are done in yarn from a surprise box (well, actually bits from two boxes) I purchased from Farm Fresh Fibers.

The scale is off, obviously. Unless it's a world with super-huge mushrooms.. or really tiny trees.

The brown wool on the stump was purchased from Smoky Mountain Fibers. She was great with helping me decide which shade of brown would be perfect for needle felting a tree. She even went so far as to let me combine two shades in one purchase. Yippie! The stump is about one and a half inches tall and three inches wide at the widest point. Warning: all meaurements were done based on a piece of paper I'm fairly certain is four inches long - spatial relations is not my specialty.

So here's the skinny. These two needle felted creations want a new home. It doesn't matter where you live or whether you follow this blog. Just leave a comment between now and midnight on September 9th. I'll announce the winner on Friday the 10th. Please make sure I have some way to contact you either in your comment or on your profile. Thanks and good luck!


  1. I think the scale is perfect. I have teeny little trees growing all over my yard. Usually I just pull them up by the roots, but that's because I don't have a teeny saw.

  2. !!! gasp!!!! I so love this adorable creation! wow!! the detail is fantastic:) ::fingers crossed here::

  3. love your mushroom house!! the stump is adorable, too. thanks for the opportunity! ;)

  4. Also gasping. Wow! Both are adorable. And I *love* the creative scale. Our nature table is unintentionally dominated by GIANT toadstools and otherwise completely wonkily-scaled creations. So your beauties would blend in perfectly :-)

  5. And that is one adorable baby! Baby feet are simply scrumptious.

  6. hi there ! i love your little wonderful creations.. thank you so much for sharing with the world. xo

  7. Your creation is absolutely wonderful. I've been entranced by the fairy world ever since I can remember, and your mushroom house seemse just perfect. The stump would make a great fairy gathering place, and I agree with everyone else who says that the scale isn't off at all. Thanks so much for sharing your good luck with others.
    thorandellie {at} gmail {d0t} com

  8. I love that mushroom house! Pick me! :)
    Great "this moment" picture, too. I love little baby feet! :)

  9. These are absolutely gorgeous! I havent done much needle felting but after seeing your beautiful creations I deffinately need to learn how. I would LOVE to win these beauties!
    I love your this moment pic too:)

  10. Wow! Your designs are simply wonderful! The detail you included is so exactly "right". I'd be honored to win these! Thanks so much.
    at the butterfly ball (at) gmail (dot) com
    {without all of the spaces!}

  11. Oh they are so lovely, cheers Marie