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

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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,

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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

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

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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,

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made an initial shape, out of focus of course

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Added more fleece to describe some sort of hair or fur

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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 😉

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