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
Friday, 2 December 2011
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
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
Monday, 14 November 2011
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
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!