Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Busy Needle Felting again...

Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy needle felting again.  My biggest creation yet has finally emerged..... mammoth.  Here he is......
I've made mammoth using British Jacob wool and I've made the tusks using polymer clay, which I have painted and given a distressed look.  Poor Mammoth has been in a fight, as you can see by his worn tusks.  

I've also made sloth.  Sloth is based on a crochet sloth that I made a few years ago.  Here's the original......dressed in Barbie clothes!!!
And here is the original with my needle felted sloth whilst in the process of making him....
Just doing his press ups........

All ready for eBay...

Hope you like them.   

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Needle Felted Portrait of Milo the Miniature Schnauzer

 It's been a wet afternoon in England and so I thought it was a good time to do some needle felting.  I've been meaning to do a portrait of our dog Milo for a while so thought I'd share with you step by step pictures as the portrait progressed.
 Just getting started with the outlines.

 Filling in more details.
Adding fur on nose.
Adding those all important Schnauzer eyebrows!
Time for white highlights on his head.
Adding to his beard.
Don't forget the shine on his wet nose!
All finished.

Hope you like him!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

1940s Summer Snood

I've been spending the last few evenings trying out an old 1940's crochet pattern for a Summer Snood.  After a few false starts, I finally managed to master it!  I chose a lovely pillar box red wool that has a very fine gold thread running through it.  Here it is displayed on my old hat block.  Hope you like it.  I'm going to be trying out a few more patterns so watch this space......

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Hedgehog for Somerset Wildlife Trusts Knit for Nature Campaign

I have been busy knitting this hedgehog to support Somerset Wildlife Trusts Knit for Nature Campaign.  If you fancy joining in see the following link:-

Friday, 29 May 2015

My little Oxfam frog....

Meet my little frog that I bought the other day from an Oxfam shop in Totnes.  Here he is enjoying a drive to Beesands in Devon.  He is a lovely little colourful frog but he also comes with quite a serious message.  On his leg is attached a label which reads " This frog comes with a message.  While we in the west are having an obesity crisis, hundreds of millions of us survive on a handful of rice a day - the same amount of rice that is in this frog."  Quite an eye opener and sad message.  Little frog is going to find a home in my kitchen as a daily reminder to me to be grateful for all of the food that I receive and to help others in need.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Memory Cushion

I've had great fun coming up with this cushion for my Sister's Birthday present.  I wanted to create for her an extra special cushion with memories attached to it so, I used a piece of tartan fabric from one of my Mum's old kilts.  This had a very special meaning to us both and it was so good to see it being made into something new and something that she could see everyday at home.  She is a big bear fan and so the subject was easy to choose.  Hope you like it....

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Anyone know what this is?.....

Hi there.  Does anyone know what this is?  I've come across it in a charity shop and it is being sold as a sewing cabinet.  It looks like your spools of cotton go on the little pegs but I'm not sure what the little drop down table would have been used for.  It isn't strong enough or big enough for a sewing machine.  Not sure what age it is either.  Any ideas? ..........................