Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy New Year

Long time no blog, like a fool I somehow mucked up the security of my blog and had no time to faff around with passwords but after a hectic festive season I am attempting to get some of of routine back into my life.

I have been doing the same old, predictable thing and assessing my life, my house, my health and TRYING to set myself some goals. It's really not an easy task when you have absolutely no idea what direction to go in!

I have been pondering over having a go at some sort of bullet journalling for some time now and have been pinning some ideas and examples of these lovely, elaborate and well planned pages. I have no preconceptions of my pages being as pretty, decorative or even as functional but I have decided to give it a try. After all I desperately need some organisation and motivation in my life.

SAD! I know but this came through my letterbox today!!!!!!

Excited, but frightened to actually start writing in it! LOL

Hey ho, everybody has to start somewhere! Just going to have to go for it! Here's to a new, organised and motivated year.......he he he....yeah, as if it was as simple as that.

Happy New Year everyone, here's to health and happiness in 2017.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Felt teddy decoration

My latest little feltie is a teddy bear, he has turned out a bit "quirky" but I do like a bit of quirkiness!

Might try to make him again in a lighter colour, I also wanted to use some vintage style lace for his collar but as my craft room is still in a state of utter chaos, I just used what I had to hand.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Little felt mouse.

Yesterday I started a little felt mouse, I finished "her" this morning, hung her on my little tree to take some pics and realised she didn't have a tail!!! Duh!!!

Here she is...tail and all! I was going to knit her a little scarf but decided to go for the quicker option of cutting her a felt one instead.

I am having such fun with these little felties....next....a teddy bear!

See you soon.


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Felt Apple Decoration

Made up an apple today, in the same style as yesterday's pear. Still pleased with the weird colour combination, and I think my stitching is getting easier....although not sure it's actually neater...BUT I still like the pear better! Not happy with the overal shape of the apple, I didn't neaten the edges very well before sewing! Hmm.

I tend to cut out a rough template and position all the little shapes how I want them then take a photograph so I can use this to refer back to during my stitching.

I have been very naughty and ordered myself a felt book and ...ahem....a few sheets of felt!

Must finish off a few little projects before Mr Postie turns up with them, that way I won't feel as guilty when they arrive!

Tee hee.


Friday, 25 November 2016

Felt and beads!!!

OH MY! Had such fun playing with felt and beads this afternoon and I have just finished my third felt creation!

Now I am even more out of my comfort zone here and have let my imagination take over with a mish mash of colours and detail and my first real attempt at a few EMBROIDERY stitches!!!! EEK.

Confidence at a low, especially when Amelia came home from school and said "Wow mum......that's colourful!" LOL


Felt Robin Decoration

Seeing as my small stash of felt is out of the depths of the cupboard, I thought I'd make another little feltie. I quickly drew up a template yesterday but still not sure about the shape of the body or wings! he is double sided so the little red breast is 4 layers thick, almost as if he is puffing out his feathers! Finished with little glass beady eyes, Miyuki seed bead feet, dangling on waxed cotton legs...and Christmas is just not Christmas without a touch of gingham ribbon.

Quite pleased with him but still room for improvement.

Hmmm, what next?


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Felt Puddy Tat Earphone Holder Thingie!!!!

Well, it's finished...my first little feltie creation. I have decided to go ahead with my first thought and adapted the little felt cat into an earphone/wire tidy. Not sure but I thought these little projects looked like good little stocking fillers and quite useful.

I hope to make a few more, perhaps little keyrings, handbag charms, brooches.....I may look into investing in some no-sew snap closures but I need to look into that still.

Here's how my first felt turned out.

I now have a little felt robin on my lap, my next attempt in progress.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

I "felt" like trying something new.

Now the pressure is off with the decorating (although the house is still in some state of chaos!) I have been eager to try a few new things. I am almost finished sewing up a knitted Christmas Gnome and this afternoon I made up a few little templates for some felt figures.

Now my Pinterest board is full of little felt goodies, and has been for years but I have never actually sat down and attempted any of the ideas....until now.

First I drew the rough shape and cut two identical pieces. Next I attempted to add details, I apologise that my sewing isn't as neat as it should be but I am no seamstress, I just hope I can get neater with experience as I really enjoyed this little cat.

After I had completed the details on the upper piece I tried my hand at blanket stitch to join the two main body pieces together.

Still got the tummy piece and a tail to add but have quite enjoyed making my first little feltie!

Ideas and opinions would be much appreciated please.