Hooray it is OCTOBER again and around here that means Jacaranda's!! Beautiful trees with stunning purple blossoms.....Its a favourite for me and for my family because October is also my birthday month. My boys and my husband know that when the Jacaranda's start flowering then it is almost mum's birthday.....Pretty impressive imprinting on my part don't you think??
Look at this beautiful tree, and I have to admit that these trees have always (for as long as I can remember) been a favourite of mine. I can remember playing with the fallen blossoms and seed pod cases at my junior school.
The town that I live in had LOTS and LOTS of Jacaranda's. The boys counted 101 the other day on the drive thru town to school, that is a stretch of about 2kms. The whole place is purple and the local council also plants all the garden beds with purple flowers.....it is really something to see!!! Makes me happy!
My Creativity today has been a bit of playing to get my pattern for baby shoes just right. I am having trouble getting the felted effect that I want with the wool that is available locally so I have been using the wool that I made my Imogen out of as she felted perfectly. The wool is from New Zealand and it is had a bit more texture than the Merino that I usually use.
I have made two sizes with the Merino wool....
And felted them in the machine....
The small pair has been gifted to a friend who has just had a beautiful baby girl! Yay for baby girls and pink booties, these are so small!!
I practised my needle felting on this pair, you like??
And HELLO!! Can't you just wait for the needle felting tutorial!! So much fun :-)
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Have a great weekend everyone xx