Off to tangle with some super soft yak (and short film to watch)

It’s wet and windy outside today and I can quite see why those yaks need to grow a soft undercoat during the winter months to keep themselves all warm and snug!  Luckily I was able to buy some beautiful soft yak fibre from Blas and Jamie at Urban Fauna Studio recently and now is the afternoon to put it to the test and make a soft and chic winter scarf or cowl for myself.  I had brought two colours home with me, Carmen choose an unusual blue which means that I am left with (ha, ha) a beautiful blend of olive green, just 61g which is not a lot to spare but I hopefully by the time I post tomorrow I will have some pictures taken to show you the results. 

This morning was spent tidying up more of the studio but a body needs a break sometimes and since the wind is blowing up a storm disallowing any outdoor phtography today the felting table calls, wouldn’t you agree??  Still no sign of my own camera under all the mess and at this stage I am beginning to wonder if it will ever turn up again.  It is especially frustrating as not only did I love the camera (it was a present from Alan) but my pictures from my trip to Felt in Focus were still on the card as were some from another friend who had problems with her own camera in Denmark as well.  I wanted to finish posting about making the large felt sculpture and was hoping the pictures would say it louder than words!

For those of you interested in climate change and how it impacts on our environment you may be interested in viewing my friend Cathy FitzGerald’s new short film  ‘once i counted birds’.  This short has been entered in the UK Guardian Newspaper’s worldwide 1 minute to save the world film competition and selected films will be screened at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit in December.  If you enjoy the film please please vote for Cathy by rolling your cursor over the stars  (you can vote until the 7 November) and please feel free to forward the link to any friends you think might like it!

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First time getting ‘Tagged’!

Hi everyone, I have just been tagged for the first time and had to do a little bit of research to see what this actually involved!  Thanks so much for the tag Joni.

Here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Share six (6) non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.  I think that you can share things that you love!
Tag at least 3 people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Six Things About Me:

1 I am exceptionally messy although people who have never been to my house assume that I am very tidy!  I drive poor Alan mad with my messiness!!

2 I love country life and am inspired by the mountains surrounding me

3 I love meeting up with friends and family and really enjoy entertaining

4 I love time to myself

5 I absolutely hate when someone puts butter in the marmalade or marmalade on the butter – please use a butter knife and a jam spoon!

6 My studio is so untidy that all I ever seem to do is move things around, where oh where do I start to get it in order??

The people that I would like to tag are Cathy, Holly, Anna and Micky.  I hope that you all accept the challenge!

An Autumn Scene

An Autumn Scene

Here is an image of the landscape that I made yesterday, it was inspired by the mountains around Clasheen and measures 35cm X 49cm.