But Mrs. Shabby figured it out. All by herself. My sister told me I was very clever. I of course replied, "hmm, maybe". ;-) LOL My computer room and studio are separated by a door and the computer room has a gas wall heater so it is nice and cozy. So what do you do when you need a door on your studio to keep the animals out but it also keeps the heat out?
Why you do this....
...replace the old wood door with a wonderfully shabby old screen door you have in the basement!
And the past three mornings my studio has been wonderfully cozy and comfortable.
No more trying to work with icicle fingers!
I also recently got a new toy for my studio. I tried to talk myself out of it. I had all kind of reasons as to why I didn't need it. But who listens to me anyway? And I placed the order.
Shipping was incredibly fast and I only had to wait three days before these arrived
Nope. I already have a sewing machine. Guess again. Ok, ok you'll never guess :-)
It's an Embellishing Machine aka Needle Felting machine.
What is is you ask? Well yes, it looks like a sewing machine but what this baby does is mesh fibers, fabrics, yarns, and more with the up and down movement of 5 barbed needles. Just as in manual needle felting only with power. Here is a close up of the needles.
Sorry for the blur I only had my little camera handy.
So that's my new toy and I'm having so much fun with it as I experiment with different fabrics and learn what it will work with and what it doesn't like.
I had studio time this weekend. I"m working on trying to get everything done during the week so my weekends afford more time in the studio. Wish me luck.
This is what came out of that session.
A little something romantic for Valentines
I created the Bustier and the fabric beads with my new toy and a pinch of free motion embroidery. :-) I covered the canvas in a patchwork creation of fabric.
I hope you like it.