Craft-wise, I did finish a bowl with a lid that I'm very pleased with:
I used the same fabric as the oval-shaped bowl I posted about recently, and found a wooden bead to use as a lid handle, which just happened to match a button I found in my stash to finish off the round circle on the front of the lid. I know there will be more bowls like this in my future!
On the experimental front, I have decided to give felting a try, although I don't have all the necessary materials on hand yet. Here is a picture of my first attempt, using some woven wool-like fabric as the base, with some roving and other bits and pieces:
It's nowhere close to being 'felted', but I am liking the appearance. I hope to get some felt for the base soon, and will post more when I have something to report.
As you may know, I am a Resident Artist on the blog "... And then we set it on Fire" which is a really neat spot to find posts on various Surface Design Techniques. This year sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun, with some new Fiber Artists participating, and some format changes that I think visitors will enjoy... if you are not familiar with the site, check it out!
As for 2013, it turned out to be a really great year for me - I participated in 5 shows this year, including one that I helped organize and produce, and had good to great sales in them all; I worked hard to improve my bowls and "Shabby Chic" scarves, which have become my 2 best sellers, especially at the Artists' Coalition of Flagstaff Art Gallery; all in all, it was a good year for me creatively, and I hope that 2014 will be just as good. So stay tuned, and I will continue to keep you posted on what I'm up to... right now, I need a nap!