Thursday, 5 July 2012

Inspired by Craftyfolk - NEW Team Challenge

I'm a member of a lovely supportive team on Etsy, Craftyfolk.

One team member suggested that we interpret, using our own particular media, an item from a team member's shop.  This lovely item from WhimsyWoo Designs was chosen http://www.etsy.com/listing/84986626/ipad-sleeve-story-fruity.  A beautifully made item in a gorgeous fabric.

I have been wanting to make a new range of items for a while and, coincidentally, have been thinking about patchwork and quilts, so this was the perfect catalyst for this major procrastinator to get going. A bit like being at art school and being asked to do a transcription of a painting.

It's still drying at the moment and waiting to be lined, but I thought I would blog about it anyway.  Today I received a delivery of very muted coloured wools from World of Wool but I am now inspired to make some bright pieces so will have to order some more.......

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Afternoon.  I did try again.

I have now made, and it is packaged ready for dispatch, a brooch for Deborah.  The bird is sitting on some pink flowers with blue leaves, in case you were wondering...

Starts out as one thing ends as another...

A few months ago, I sold some work at an event in Bodnant Gardens Pavillion, which was organised by the manager, Deborah. I was going to thank her by making her a brooch, which I started on Sunday.  However, it turned out larger than expected and has become decorative hanging ornament instead.   Deborah kindly donated a virgin fleece from her lamb, Bertie Wooster, so his fleece forms the main body of the bird.  It has been decorated with merino wool:

Have just added it to my Etsy shop and I'm off to my work room to try again!

Friday, 22 June 2012

No new felt work!

Have been so sidetracked lately, house decorating, decluttering, and spending hours trying to redo my website which is now located at:  http://www.froufroufelt.co.uk, that I have made no felt. I still need to add a gallery to the website but felt that I should put something out there, or is it up there (?) in the meantime.  So no new felt....  Back to it next week.  Made a lovely treasury for a team member on the lovely Craftyfolk team on Etsy,


Off to make some fudge now!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Have only just finished making these, so they need to be lined ready for my Etsy shop.  Decorating and decluttering has meant that I have been very sidetracked, but I definitely feel 'lighter' for the decluttering. Street party for Jubilee celebrations this weekend, lovely sunny day today but we are forecast rain for Sunday, I think.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bag making turned into bowl making

As you can see it started out as a bag, complete with handles and ties.

Unfortunately, the opening I created was just too large and there were just no sides to it, so I felted and I felted to create a smaller opening.  Using a metal spoon and a wooden spoon, I created ridges.  These have been held in place with pegs, the base of the now vessel has been hard felted with the help of a glass.

In order to hold its shape, I have wrapped sari threads around the base and the top.  It's now waiting patiently on top of the boiler to dry so, some time in 2013, it might just be.  (Too mean to have the heating - it is May after all).

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Seven Months Later...

I can't believe that it is so long since I last posted.  I have been making, but not blogging.  Recently I was asked to make a hare purse for Louise who has a lovely shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/glassdaft?ref=pr_shop_more.  I, therefore, had a lot of cream coloured felt left over, so rekindled my relationship with the sewing machine.  You can get quite out of practise - so there were a number of false starts.  This is the first one I have listed on Etsy.

Also trying to be a bit more experimental (on the side) - I have become a bit too absorbed in making felt flowers, lately - show images and staged photos later.  But I have found this brilliant book http://www.amazon.co.uk/500-Felt-Objects-Series/dp/160059705X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336510545&sr=8-1 and it's only £9 at the moment.

As a by the by, sad that Homeland is finished but really glad it's going to be continuing at some point - no doubt Sky will grab it (please don't).