Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Feeling felty

Busy day yesterday, I managed to get most of the bits I needed to do in the evening (see last post). The article for the local magazine actually took up most of the evening. So lunches got made just before mid-night. I curled up in to my pre-heated bed ( the joy of an electric blanket) and crashed out Zzzzz...only to be woken up by my youngest child, this pattern continued through the night. Oh my and I need to be productive today, get the coffee on, its not a tea day. Loved Sarah's idea about the mouse, sadly my little man wants furry trousers and a jacket, has asked for a full fur mouse head to be made but I might be able to get away with just ears, especially if I can convince him to wear a hat, this is a good plan, thanks Sarah. Note to self: Do not ask your child to get involved with the idea of his fancy dress outfit!
So today's post is about my felt stuff...I am trying to teach this to myself and I need more time to work it all out and this is sadly lacking, yer you know the score!
This is what I need, the basic product to work with... These are my tools for the job...
This is the the book to teach me...
This little ball appeals to me and looks about my capabilities...
This is what I have made so far plus a few balls, still waiting to be decorated (probably under the sofa after been played with by my children)
This little acorn idea (OK out of season now but it lives on my notice board as I like it) came from Soulmama's blog. She made a hole pile of them, I had never seen felting up until then and it took me a long time to work out how she had made them, I then saw a demonstration at a craft fair and the penny dropped and I knew I HAD TO just make one, the acorn was found at the back of the telly, a left over from a nature walk. Am I giving the impression that my house is a bit messy, this is blog world my house can be perfect if only in my imagination...dream on Suzie!

Second note to myself: do not eat Honey toast whilst typing blog...sticky keys...
Have a good day I am of to get busy with a pile of fake fur and pink felt.

4 comments:

sarah said...

I got honey on my mouse yesterday doing the same thing! I want to figure out how to do needle felting too. It all kind of baffles me. I hope you don't get buried under faux fur and felt!

Melissa said...

I love the red felted ball, can't wait to see what you create.

weirdbunny said...

I'd love to have a go at felting. Looks like your all set for creativity !!

Janie said...

The acorns are cute, so I look forward to other things you felt. By the way that book looks good...especially the felted bag on the front cover.