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Hand felted accessories by Wendy Allen. Including but not limited to vintage and fantasy inspired hats, scarves, capes and the occasional dragon.
Moving right along! Finished and filled the glass cabinets yesterday.  This was a satisfying moment.  Not totally sure about the colour flow yet.  The shelves were reclaimed from my old craft booth design. offcuts from the doors were turned into shelving and table skirting.  Some old and some reproduction hardware that was originally meant for windows that didn’t make the cut. This was an ambitious project that I’m glad I didn’t shy away from but am also glad is done !😜

 #studiobuild  #diycabinets  #efficientuseofspace  #color  #roving

Moving right along! Finished and filled the glass cabinets yesterday. This was a satisfying moment. Not totally sure about the colour flow yet. The shelves were reclaimed from my old craft booth design. offcuts from the doors were turned into shelving and table skirting. Some old and some reproduction hardware that was originally meant for windows that didn’t make the cut. This was an ambitious project that I’m glad I didn’t shy away from but am also glad is done !😜 #studiobuild #diycabinets #efficientuseofspace #color #roving

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Studio progress update.  I’ve been working and not posting so I have a lot of catching up to do here.  Today’s instalment is the light fixture and bench chest in the hallway.  Thanks to @creativecables for some of the parts for the lamp. 

 #diylighting  #repurposedfloorboards  #studiobuild  #artiststudios  #labelleestlabete

Studio progress update. I’ve been working and not posting so I have a lot of catching up to do here. Today’s instalment is the light fixture and bench chest in the hallway. Thanks to @creativecables for some of the parts for the lamp. #diylighting #repurposedfloorboards #studiobuild #artiststudios #labelleestlabete

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2 months ago
Tile is every bit as hard as they say it is 😵‍💫. I’m glad to have this piece of the puzzle 90% done.  The original plan was all free mismatched tile. Final product is 60/40 old/new. 

 #newskills  #tileinstallation  #upcycleconstructionmaterials  #tilebacksplash

Tile is every bit as hard as they say it is 😵‍💫. I’m glad to have this piece of the puzzle 90% done. The original plan was all free mismatched tile. Final product is 60/40 old/new. #NewSkills #tileinstallation #upcycleconstructionmaterials #tilebacksplash

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3 months ago
Harry Potter Wedding bridal hat in progress. 

 #wip  #harrypotterwedding  #bridalhat  #handbeaded  #handmadewedding  #handfelted  #handmadehat  #harrypotter

Harry Potter Wedding bridal hat in progress. #wip #harrypotterwedding #bridalhat #handbeaded #handmadewedding #handfelted #handmadehat #harrypotter

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4 months ago
It’s mango and strawberry season! Took a break from construction to make a tart.  Lemon curd provided by @justgrabaspoon 🍋🥭🍓🌱

 #localstrawberries  #tart

It’s mango and strawberry season! Took a break from construction to make a tart. Lemon curd provided by @justgrabaspoon 🍋🥭🍓🌱 #localstrawberries #tart

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4 months ago
Taking a break from construction today to set up shop in the lobby of @paynterlawfirm for Hillsborough Last Fridays from 6-9 today.  Anyone local to me in NC, come on out for some balmy weather.  I’ll be joined by @laurenmarkley and complimentary beverages will be available. 🕺🔥

Taking a break from construction today to set up shop in the lobby of @paynterlawfirm for Hillsborough Last Fridays from 6-9 today. Anyone local to me in NC, come on out for some balmy weather. I’ll be joined by @laurenmarkley and complimentary beverages will be available. 🕺🔥

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4 months ago
Today’s project: turning that 2500 lbs of leftover core fill cement into pavers for the mud pit that is left after construction. 😳🧱
 #wastenotwantnot  #repurposing  #diypavers  #proofofconcept

Today’s project: turning that 2500 lbs of leftover core fill cement into pavers for the mud pit that is left after construction. 😳🧱 #WasteNotWantNot #repurposing #diypavers #ProofOfConcept

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It’s coming along.  I feel like I can kinda sorta maybe see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Every day is a slice of accomplishment on an exhaustion sandwich. 💪🥴

 #studiobuild  #diyconstruction  #shiplap  #reclaimedflooring  #beadboardceiling  #plankflooring  #reclaimedwindows  #reclaimedwoodbeams

It’s coming along. I feel like I can kinda sorta maybe see the light at the end of the tunnel. Every day is a slice of accomplishment on an exhaustion sandwich. 💪🥴 #studiobuild #diyconstruction #shiplap #reclaimedflooring #beadboardceiling #plankflooring #reclaimedwindows #reclaimedwoodbeams

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4 months ago
I still can’t believe I pulled it off, but I’m really proud of my round trim on my big round window.  Thanks to a great blog post on how to make a round mirror frame from @angelamariemade.  Yay for pocket screws and routers!

 #roundwindow  #powertoolsarefun  #diyprojects  #newstudio

I still can’t believe I pulled it off, but I’m really proud of my round trim on my big round window. Thanks to a great blog post on how to make a round mirror frame from @angelamariemade. Yay for pocket screws and routers! #roundwindow #powertoolsarefun #diyprojects #newstudio

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5 months ago
‘This leg is mine now’  #goodthingyouhavetwo  #catsofinstagram

‘This leg is mine now’ #goodthingyouhavetwo #catsofinstagram

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6 months ago
It took me forever to take pictures that do it justice but I finally managed it (3rd time’s the charm). Tada!  My first reversible butterfly cape. 

 #bluemorpho  #butterflywings  #butterflycape  #handfelted  #handmade  #handmadeNC

It took me forever to take pictures that do it justice but I finally managed it (3rd time’s the charm). Tada! My first reversible butterfly cape. #bluemorpho #butterflywings #butterflycape #handfelted #handmade #handmadeNC

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7 months ago
Prototype for a custom request that turned out so pretty!  I love it when my first try turns out well. 
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 #wip  #clochehat  #cloche  #customhats  #handmadehats  #handfelted  #handfeltedhats

Prototype for a custom request that turned out so pretty! I love it when my first try turns out well. ———————- #wip #clochehat #cloche #customhats #handmadehats #handfelted #handfeltedhats

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7 months ago