Friday, 6 May 2011

Under felt!

Last years chick...based on a very early RW Jnr design
The last few weeks have been busy, 
school holidays, birthdays, bank holidays, RW Jnr poorly days, Easter.....

 .... so we have been completely out of our routine...which has been great...lie ins, family days out, in, watching dvds, reading, gardening....






The flowers everywhere are in amazing bloom - there seems to be so much  more colour, volume and green growth this year...its fantastic! 







I have missed my wonderful and completely necessary relaxing coffee breaks with my friend, 
and there's been something else missing.......                                  
                         ....the time, space and energy to make things! 
I was going to say create...but my mind has been whizzing with ideas some of which have made it onto paper in my sketchbook, so I have been creative and have completed a couple of projects that I am really pleased with.

I have been able to browse and comment on lots of lovely fellow bloggers posts...but have not made much to put on my own. 

I would like to show you something though....

This is fantastic stuff! 
Jamie Lewis stuffs his amazing animals with some of his felt waste but mentioned that off cuts from wool mattresses could be used to stuff my felted balls. I spent a while searching the net and eventually came across this......
I have cut it and used it to stuff my chicks......


....and it is amazing to felt onto, both the cupcake and nordic knitwear design had this as a base. 
I flatten the fluff a little with my clover felting tool then put a thin base colour on top and needle felt away with my single needles. It offers  much less resistance than  'felt squares'  and until I produce my own wet felted sheets or pre-felt its great to use.

So thats what's going on underneath my needle felt....
and whats going on underneath my creative streak? Well, what I have learned over the last few weeks is that I really have missed my making time, I have had a period of under felt production...which I am hoping will be short lived, and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!
Watch this space!

4 comments:

Becky J said...

I know what you mean. Our lack of routine and the unexpected sunshine has meant great activity in the garden but little of anything else, including blogging. It's raining today in Cornwall so I'm hoping to catch up on all the things neglected over the Easter break!
Becky x

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Yes, I've been thrown out of sync by the last couple of weeks too - looking forward to making a bit of felt and seeing the fruits of your labour too! Liz x

Becky J said...

Thank you for your lovely comments left on my blog, both for the garden and the felt handbag. I have been a bit impulsive with the flower for the bag but it hasn't really worked (will post about it later this week)! Still you're right, sometimes you do have to just grab and go for it!
Becky x

bakingandmaking.com said...

Looking forward to seeing the results of your sketching, and hope you manage to get your much needed coffee time.
Tx