Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lollipop, Lollipop, ooh, Lolly Lolly Lolly Lollipop

Sorry, now you might have that song in your head just like I do.

Last night I did a load of Mom's laundry. As I was transferring it from the dryer to her bedroom, this fell to the floor.

A perfect lollipop flower. Mom likes to take roving that I'm using, play with it a while, and then stick it in her pocket. She must have snitched this, and had it in her pocket for safekeeping. When it went through the wash, it felted into this perfect little flower. We couldn't duplicate this if we tried! It looks like maybe it was rolled into a spiral? I don't know how she did it, but I love it. I might attach it to a piece of flat felt and frame it.

It is dark, gray, and windy here today, so getting the photo was a bit of an adventure. It was too dark in the house to get a good shot, so I took it outside to my improvised light box. It is really just the trunk of my car, but on an overcast day it works pretty good. I am essentially a lazy person, so actually making a light box is just too much for me.

Where was I? Oh yes, it is windy. The flower is just a little thing, so it kept blowing away when I was trying to take the photo. I tried letting go just before I pressed the shutter.

Nope, that didn't work. For some reason though, this photo makes me laugh.

I've been told that I am easily amused.


cornbread hell said...

*washer/dryer felting!*
i wonder if you can copyright that?

p.s. shouldn't that be tagged as art? for our book, i mean.

Annie said...

Oh, right, our book. I'll go back and tag it, thanks for the reminder.