New little bird that I made
New little bird that I made
Stamping, My other craft (that I started just after Christmas- I asked for the equipment as a pressie!)
Here are the stamps I have made so far.
I decided to stick them to pieces of wood, as this would make it easier (and neater hopefully) to stamp.
My second venture into felting, a little robin.
So I started with some wire made into feet and felted around it.
I then used brown wool roving layered over the top and made a couple of brown wings and attached.
I then added orange wool.
Then for the eyes and beak :)
I decided to make a skirt to wear in the evening. I had seen one like it and it had an elastic waistband. I thought great- nice and easy!
And actually, for a change, it was. I cut the burgundy fabric and some lining fabric, then stretched the elastic as I sewed. Hemmed the bottom and that was pretty much that.
Really happy with how it came out.
excuse the mess btw
I discovered a new craft (yes another one). I do like to try new things all the time and am always trying out new crafts.
My latest one is needle felting. I looked into it a while back and was thinking about trying it out. I would have to get hold of the equipment and didn’t quite got around to it. But recently I saw some lovely felt animals and really wanted to give it a go. So after some searching on ebay and how to sites for felting. I got myself a felting needle and some wool roving and got started.
Am very happy as this is my first go at it and I love the little mouse I managed to create :) It’s what makes me happy, what can I say!!
So I started off with some wool like this and started stabbing at it with my new felting needle and ended up with this:
I then shaped it, so that it looked more like a mouse’s head.
I then made a wire frame for its body, so that it would stand up and started felting around it.
After a while and a fair bit of patience, I ended up with this.
I then added some features, eyes, ears, nose etc.
and finally a smile…
I couldn’t stop there though could I?
So I got out the knitting needles and some wool and made him a very little jumper.
I added a button and put it on :)
He stands at about 3 inches high
I decided to make a baby blanket for my friend who’s having a baby.
I made lots of different squares in green, brown, cream and grey. Some plain, some patterned and some with images on. I choose to do some hearts, a cow, a monkey, a rabbit and some others that I thought were cute.
It ended up taking quite a bit of time as I had to draw each pattern I wanted out onto squared paper and then knit each square.
Very happy with the result. I even crocheted an edging to finish it off.
A little bear I made.
I made some soup from leeks I grew in the garden and we had it with the bread I made, wasn’t at all bad.
I made the dough for bread
I then got kneading
and left it to rise
Here’s the loaf I made, tasted nice too (always a bonus)
I made a cake to take to work on my birthday.
I made a chocolate cake, with white chocolate icing. I then covered it in white fondant.
I made all the grass, leaves and flowers in advance to let them all dry.
I then put it all together and added a little glitter to finish it off.