Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Meet Lavender with her necklace and Emerald with her beach ball and beach blanket.  These were made to order for a lady to give to her two daughters.  The beach ball is needlefelted as well and it's the first time I've needlefelted accessories to go with a bear.  

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


This is Theodore, the first bear I've made that can stand up on his own!  I think I'm getting the hang of this bear-making-needlefelting lark.  Now, if I could just get the arms and legs the same size first time round (without having to make an extra arm or leg) then things would be sweet!  Theodore (Teddy for short) is made from pale blue wool with dark blue pads on his hands, feet and inside his ears. 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Cards and Ornament

The reindeer is just held with a little piece of double-sided tape so it can easily be removed and used as a tree ornament.  I used 'Silly Season' Kaiser paper and ribbon I bought a while ago.  Rubons of stars and inside the card reads "Believe in Magic" with another star.

Again, Kaiser scrapbooking paper and gift tag.  Rubon 'Merry Christmas' and a gold ribbon to add a little extra depth.  No stitching in this card.  Inside is a chipboard greeting 'warm wishes'.

A felt Christmas tree shape, leather thong with red bead, and I stitched a little penguin with his red/green scarf on.  Co-ordinating thread to stitch the penguin to the tree finished it off (I was going to just stitch a border round and then glue it on, but decided the glue might show through so I stitched it on instead).

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas Ornaments Set

I set a stitching goal at the beginning of the year, that I would stitch a set of Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree by the time we put the tree up.  I am pleased to say I achieved my goal with a couple of weeks to spare!  I was going to aim at 12 stitched ornaments, but this set only had nine different patterns and rather than just stitch a couple of them twice (to make up the numbers) I have just stuck with a single of each pattern.  I'm quite proud of them because it's the first time I've set a stitching goal.  Now to think of a goal for next year...

Monday, 28 November 2011


Let me introduce you to Lavender!  She's my newest creation.  I hand-mixed lilac and lavender corridale wools and used DMC 333 (purple) thread for the nose.  I haven't decided yet whether to add toes yet or not.  This is the first pre-sold bear I have made, for a friend of my mother's.  

Monday, 14 November 2011

First Quilts

This is the first quilt I ever made back in July 2008.  It's a crib sized quilt with lots of bright colours, now I'm just waiting for a niece or nephew to give it to. 

This quilt is also waiting for a niece to come along so I can give it to her!  It's a raggy quilt with a roses theme.  The backing is a dark green, which tones in with the leaves on the roses.  It's a bit bigger than a crib size, perfect for rolling around on the floor or snuggling on the couch with.  I completed it in December 2009.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Meet Bluebeary!

This is my latest needle felted bear, called Bluebeary (Dad's spelling choice, my name choice!)  She's made using hand-mixed wools with purple handstitched nose, eyebrows and toes.  Really enjoying this new hobby - love seeing the wee characters appearing as I felt and even more so when the eyes and eyebrows go in!

Friday, 11 November 2011

First Designed and Completed piece

This is a blackwork butterfly using variegated hand dyed threads.  It's only the second time I had used evenweave fabric and it's the first time I've designed, stitched and finished a piece of stitching!  I called it Joy of a Single Day because most butterflies only spend about 24 hours alive after emerging from their chrysalis.