It’s that time of the year when I look back over the last year and think, “Whoa where did the time go and what have I gotten done this year?” While I was thinking about writing a round up post of what I had created this year, I remembered our new Community Gallery page. I thought it would be great to feature work from our readers and authors who have submitted photos for our community page. Anyone is welcome to submit a photo and tell us about their work. We will be creating a new page for each year from now on. So I thought if you hadn’t taken a look, you would like to see what others have created this year. If you want to read about how the pieces were made or get further information, you can find it here on our 2022 Challenges Gallery page. Just scroll down to see all the entries.
Cindy M. showed us her wonderful interpretation of a cactus. She also wrote a guest post about the process here.
Marie E.S. submitted her beautiful needle felted and stitched creation based on a moss covered stone in her garden.
Melissa O showed us her interpretation of paint chips on cement which morphed into a fabulous wall hanging.
Capi submitted her entry for the 2nd Quarter challenge with a felted stick. Which one is real? Read more about it here.
This wonderful felt vessel was created by Donna B. using multiple photos as inspiration.
These lovely felt flowers were on of Ann B’s submissions for the third quarter challenge. Visit the gallery page to see all of her submissions.
These flowers were inspired from a quilting technique of yo-yo flowers which were cleverly felted by Mireille G M.
This flowered felt hat was created by Penny E and submitted for the third quarter challenge. The flowers are appliqued with machine stitching which adds a wonderful texture to the surface.
Cindy M. submitted another take on cactus for her third quarter entry. She also created a second version of this piece seen here.
This felt piece was created with real lavender plants and wet felted by Helene D. and was perfect for the third quarter challenge.
Donna B. made program booklet covers for a local woman’s group and submitted these delightful entries for the third quarter challenge.
Karen L. created this vessel from bits from her stash and submitted it for the 4th quarter challenge. She created it for an exhibition “Making Waves” and looks just like a tide pool.
Ann B’s entry for the 4th quarter challenge were these fantastic crowns she created for a Panto in 2020. Ann also contributed more entries for the 4th quarter which you can see here.
These fab holiday trees were created by Susan W. who was inspired by Helene’s post from the prior year where she showed how to make these trees.
Caterina P. shared her colorful necklace/neck warmer that she made from items in her stash. She has found it quite warm to wear during the colder months.
This adorable gnome was created and shared by Jessika O. He brings a smile to my face and is perfect for the holidays.
I would like to extend my gratitude to all of our readers and everyone who submitted photos this year. I hope that all of you will consider submitting photos of your work and participating in our quarterly challenges. We love to see what you are creating.
Have a Happy New Year and here’s wishing you a creative 2023!