Saturday, December 26, 2009

Local Hand Dyed Merino Wool

Hand dyed Merino wool.
dyed by:
Nikki Wheeler
I met Nikki at The Etsy Winter Craft Sale and had to buy some of her gorgeous yummy hand dyed merino wool. It has been wonderful buttery and soft to work with. Nikki is a talented fiber artist who uses paper, felt and lovely colors in her art. This is a flower I felted from her wool.

speckled egg.

needle felted merino wool speckled egg.
hemp. mohair. wool nest.


merino wool, icelandic wool, tulle.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Eggs and Phenology.

Spizella pallida & Molothrus ater.
Collection Burke Natural History Museum.
Collected in 1979 by S.A. Rohwer in Manitoba, CANADA.
Photo by Scott Wilson

Nest of Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus).
Photo by Scott Wilson
Nest collected in the field.
Collection Burke Natural History Museum

The Burke Museum has a small ornithology collection, but their Breeding Phenology of Washington Birds program has some pretty amazing bird egg photography by Scott Wilson, who was able to photograph and help catalog the collection.
Support local ornithology research and programs!


Today I worked on several treasure nests while relaxing by the window.
Kitty was not very impressed with my nest making. Thankfully, she kept very calm and did not disturb my twine spool.Only a few more to go!
Tomorrow I go out into the forest and find some twigs to embellish the nests. I will also use some dried seaweed, harvested by a dear friend of mine. Also, I am speckling the eggs, so i will be studying some eggshells to accurately recreate the look with wool.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Tag.

Hand stamped tags. I love blue herons.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Felt Wall Hanging.

Wet felted from Merino and Icelandic wools.

Cowl Pile.

New Habotai silk/merino wool hair accessories!

Habotai silk. Handfelted Merino wool. More to come!
A select few will be debuted at I heart Rummage this Sunday December 20th 12-4pm.

Perfect Last Minute Handcrafted Gifts!

Come support local crafters and artists! Stop by I Heart Rummage tomorrow
Sunday December 20th from 12-4pm at Chop Suey on Capitol Hill!
Cozy cowls, handfelted flowers, and a small selection of NEW habotai silk/handfelted hair accessory will be available!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Book!

One of my flowers will be a part of the book 1000 Artisan Textiles, which will be available in May 2010. I saw the preview on Amazon....yay!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cozy Cowl Neckwarmer by Queen Heron Creations

Six hand crocheted cowl neck warmers have been posted on my Etsy shop today! They will be available in several gorgeous colors throughout the season.

I love these cozy, versatile neck warmers! I made several for myself after I saw some gorgeous actress in a British tabloid wearing one similar with jeans and a t-shirt and I loved the look. Many friends and strangers asked "how can I get one?" I decided to debut a few at the etsy winter craft sale, and now they are available online!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Crocheted Cowl Neckwarmers

These are hand crocheted from wool/acrylic blend yarn, and are super soft and cozy.

They are all hand crocheted with love and light! 

Cowls are the perfect accessory for a winter walk in the forest, running errands, or outside waiting for the train.

My special stitch gives this cowl the perfect drape, shape and structure, and the yarn is super soft and snuggly to wear. 

It's hard to just have one color for yourself! You can pull it over you shoulders, or over your head and make it a hood. 

Year after year, this is a must-have accessory.

Some of these stylish cowls are now available in my Etsy shop. Come by and take a look!

Flowers Everywhere!

I know it's not flower season, but nothing cuts through the gray November rain than a splash of color! I have been experimenting with new color combos, and I think my table will look pretty vibrant this weekend.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

EtsyRain Winter Craft Show...In two Weeks!

I am so excited to be a part of another Etsy Rain Craft event! This show I will have a table full of luscious felted flowers, and I will also debut a new line of cozy chunky crochet winter wear. I am so excited about this show! I hope to see you there!
Check out the EtsyRain website for more vendor info

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fresh bread

Originally uploaded by queenheron
Here is the bread I make. Yum!

Friday, October 30, 2009

In love with Icelandic wool

I just picked up 10oz of gray Icelandic wool from Weaving Works. I am totally in love with the smell and texture of this fiber! I first spun a sample of it and made a 2-ply cord to wear as a belt for my Halloween costume.
Then I felted a sample of it and was very impressed at how quickly it felted up. I decided to add some merino wool to it and made a creepy neckscarf to wear for the season. I would like to felt longer scarves, but unfortunately I only have the length of my bathtub to work in right now. Sigh.

Candy Corns Included in Blog and Treasury!

Thanks to Wendy at BagsandBugs for including my Felted Candy Corn on her blog!

And thank you AliceInLove for including my sweet candy corn treats in your treasury!

People do love candy corn! Yum!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candy Corn and other Creepy Halloween Inspiration

I love Halloween, and one of my weaknesses this time of year is definitely candy corn. I both love and despise candy corn. I decided to needlefelt some of these sweet treats so I would enjoy the sight of them, while avoiding the feeling of stomach discomfort after ingesting them :(

This year I am going out on the town as a dark sorceress. This blog is totally inspiring my dark sorceress costume. I love Lady Lavona's Cabinet of Curiosities! This lady really knows how to keep it creepy in the most artful of ways.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Back from Spain and published!

I have returned from an amazing, inspiring journey in Spain!
While travelling I was informed that one of my flowers will be included in the book 1000 Artisan Textiles to be published in May 2010 by Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books. I'm really excited!

Friday, September 4, 2009

QueenHeronCreations on vacation!

I will be on vacation in Spain from September 7 until the 29th. I am so very excited to explore Barcelona, and visit a friend on Mallorca! I hope to soak in all the stunning art and eat all the delicious food! When I return, there will be a burst of new creations from my felted flower shop. See you then!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nests for sale on Etsy now!

Treasure Nests and Dream Nests will be for sale for two weeks before I leave for Spain!

Dream nest. crocheted. mohair.
Fill them with what you found at the beach this summer!

Treasure Nests

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

blue secret.

merino wool. acrylic. needle felt. crochet.

dream nest.

wool. acrylic. needle felt. crochet.