Thursday, May 10, 2007

How cool is my fantastic husband, i asked him to shrink one of my starfish photos so i could use as an avatar on the felting forums i frequent and he made it into a gif (whatever one of those is) and now it blinks! Its like it come to life!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

new roving has arrived!!!!

Hurrah my fibres from have arrived, plus my spontaneous buy from wingham wool of the Birgitte Krag Hansen book 'new felt'

check out her website, its amazing i aspire to produce needle felted dolls like hers one day, perhaps her book will teach me how!

My first blog post!

Welcome to my blog! I had a case of blog-envy having been on and (both highly recommended forums for felting fanatics) everyone else seems to have a blog about their felting projects, so i thought i would start one also so i can document my felting creations.

I have made 6 pieces so far. Mr first two were the fox (that was meant to be a cat initially!!) and the cupcake.

As you can see i haven't yet finished the fox as i have been waiting for my black fibre to arrive!
I then decided to have a go at a fish

All 3 were needle felted

Then came my wisdom teeth operation, stuck at home and signed off work for a week i got bored of watching endless CSI episodes so decided to start felting again, i this time fancied having ago at making something for my house so decided to try a starfish for the bathroom. It started out as just a star but i felt (ha ha) it needed a bit more character so added a face and voila!

I was then on a roll and had a go at a proper face and my old man was born

I thought it was unfair for him no be bodyless so stuck him on some pipecleaners with the hope of one day creating him a body, he looks strangly tim-burtonish at the moment!

It was my frind marie's birthday last week and me being the terrible friend i am haven't got her a pressie, so i thought i would have a go at making her something, heres the result

It was my first attempt at wet felting. i mixed the purple and blue togther with the two pet brushes i bought and then added some white and then needle felted the colours together in the petal shapes, i then had a go at lightly wet felting the leaves. I then totally wet felted the stem using some green and white merino roving and felted it until it went solid. Once it was all dry (in the airing cupboard for 45 minutes) i then needle felted them all together, quickly wet felted some stamens, stuck them in the middle and there you go.

Well this has been long and picture heavy, next one will be briefer!