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January 2013

up and running again….part 2

So creatively things slowed up over Christmas, too many people to spend treasured time with.Things got cold, weather wise round here and along with cold weather comes cold feet.  This is a thing to be remedied with great haste, so no “making” photo’s were taken before these babies hit my feet


Ah toastiness restored 🙂

My creative butterfly wants spring to come she’s getting bored of this Winter cocoon and therefore has been distracting my eye to wonderful wooly new things to have a try at.  As a result more sharp pointy things have arrived at my house,


Believe me these things are sharp, I’ve had one or two near misses and they really smarted, dread to think what damage I may do to myself one day.  These are dry felting needles and great fun.  I wanted to just play with them, get a feel for them so just practicing with them I took some carded fleece


and ready made felt scrap that I had and made just a random shape to see how the materials behaved


I want to add beads or buttons to lift this a bit but I can really see potential in working with this technique.

Next I  played about with working in 3D.  I had no idea where I was going to with this,  like a child with a new toy I wanted to make something, anything, so I took more carded fleece,


made an initial shape, out of focus of course


Added more fleece to describe some sort of hair or fur


then added little bits here and there as they looked right.  He’s very rough as I only spent about 2 hours on him and he was my first creature, but I think the final look is a bit long haired Guinea pig.

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I can see this getting addictive.  I actually need to do something organised with all this.  I the idea is to exercise my creative muscle, which this does, but also to make things that can be sold.  I have “made” things  all my life but only recently started to realise that I have the knowledge and creativity to do more than copy and follow.  Got to get me some discipline, anyone know where the sell it or is there a knitting pattern I can follow 😉


Up and running again

Hello blog, finally I have myself organised again, pictures are being badly taken and time has returned back to normal, rather than the hyper fast speed up version that happened most of December and January.

Whilst I really struggle with the short days, I love the weather that real Winter brings.  Walking home from the station recently I was greeted by this magical sight


Not snow, frozen fog.  The tree branches looked magical, so wish I could use the camera better,


the garden looked like a fairly tale forest


we’d had no snow at this point


and then the snow came 🙂



everything was blanketed, loved the atmosphere and muffled cushioning the thick snow fall gave to my street


there was much more snow but I forgot to take it’s picture


Not forgotten

Hello dear blog, I’ve not forgotten you, just having major camera issues etc.  Life is now returning back to normal after the invasion of the adult children at Christmas.  Blog will return to normal as soon as I can find the lead to join the camera to the computer grr.

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