Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WOYWW 182 - Still out to sea.

Happy Wednesday everyone! Time for some WOYWW, thanks to Julia at The Stamping Ground.Snap a picture of your own and join in the fun if you've the inclination : D.

The bit of purple fun foam is a very low tech means of marking the middle of a whorl at regularish intervals. I made it back in 1998 and it still works well, though it is a bit grimy. The file is to open the holes in the wooden wheels so they can be spindle whorls. I think the bobby pins were left by my daughter when she was foraging for supplies. Or the bobby pin fairy has been at work. The whorls will become top-whorl spindles once a bit of dowel is added.

The tiny drill I use (with a pin-vise? from the hobby store).

I'm not sure if it's from the residue of the sea-themed bead swap, but these four separately spun (on spindles) remind me of the sea, so I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with them. Trying to find the fiber I used for each one so I can figure out quantity and project size. Sometimes a serendipitous approach makes a lot of work lol.


10 comments:

sandee said...

I LOVE that tiny drill, I am going to have to look for one of those! Those fiber colors are sumptious, but I am drawn to sea colors! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Laura said...

Fab foam thingy (don't think I can call it a gadget!) I love when something so simple works the best.
I have a hair grip elf - couldn't be a fairy as it hides the pins so I can't find them!!
Happy Wednesday,
Laura
73

butterfly said...

What a clever way to get things evenly spaced on a circle... can see more uses for that! And the wools are absolutely lovely... can't wait to see what transpires with those. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#80

podgypanda said...

Hi there sandee....Very very interesting stuff...not something I'm familar with, but then all the ladies and gents here have such varied talents in the crafting world. It's what makes it all so interesting!!
Hope to catch up with you next week X
Julie (paperpathway)

Shazsilverwolf said...

I'm with butterfly- I have some of that purple foam, which I never use as a stamping mat, so I shall be copying your idea, it really is great for placement. Love the name foam thingy, thats what I shall be calling mine, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #98

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Ooh, intriguing and inspiring - I have no idea what you're making, but that's to do with my ignorance! I'll look back to see how it comes along. Have a good week, best wishes Deb # 135 xxx

Nan G said...

Fab idea for marking! Whirly giggly thingy? Ok I'll be popping back to see these. Gorgeous yarn.....need to see what comes of it also... So creative! Hugs, Nan 114

Beth said...


The colors of the yarn are beautiful, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Robin Spitzer said...

Love the colors of your yarn. I am looking forward to seeing what you make with the circle thing . . .Have a great week.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have missed you. I can't believe how long it's been since I've been here. I actually stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with joy and happiness.