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Saturday, 31 May 2014

A week off

A week off work this week was meant to be spent felting my orders and gardening.
The truth, I have spent the majority of the time doing things for others, not that I mind but sometimes you just need a little 'me' time.
Today I managed it! Three hours of bliss, my own music, no interuptions, no can you justs or would you minds.
I planted Petunias and tidied the garden ready for a hopefully good summer. Then it was time to felt. Its so relaxing I nearly fell asleep. I was working on ' Neil' I didnt get as much done to him as I had planned to this week but every little helps.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Scottish Bagpiper

Last year I was asked to make a Scottish bagpiper for my friend's husband's birthday. 
He is in a bagpiping band and she wanted to surprise him with an image of himself in felt. 
It was by far my biggest challenge to date but i was up for it.
She sent me a few photos off him to go off and here was the result.

A fellow band member approached me a few months ago and asked if I would make on of him too. 

He sent me these photos

And he said there was no rush! Thank goodness...

I finished him yesterday and sent him these photos last night. 
He was thrilled to bits and collecting him tonight. 

More slothing tonight now...

Lisa xx

Monday, 19 May 2014


Well he is changing everyday...

I think I am happier with the shape of his face now so a little more detail can be added.

Its strange how things look so different in a photo to real life and I like to use photos to see how things are coming along.
The thing with felting is one, just one stab of the needle can make such a change so I do try not to judge it at this stage. Very hard but lets see what a few more stabs will do.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Exciting things

I was emailed the other day from the chairman of the Lancashire W.I. Federation. If that wasn't exciting enough, she said she had heard how great my needle felt classes were and would I like to do a two day workshop for them next May!
I think I answered the email within 4 seconds with a very big YES. 
Since then we have spoken to sort out the details and now its all booked. Im so happy things are doing in the right direction for me and at a pace that isn't going to make me stressed.
On the other hand something has has been making me stressed is Neil the Sloth! 
Here is an update on him.
He now has his claws which when very well but then I decided I didnt like the colour of his fur so went over the whole body again!
I have made a start to the proportions of his face..... That will be another challenge.
I have until the end of July to complete him so plenty of time yet...
Lisa x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Getting furry

Neil the sloth is making progress. 
Still lots of work to do! And detail detail detail.. My favourite part! 
I had an lovely email this morning from the chairman of the W.I. Federation asking me to do another needle felting class. Im so excited! 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Sloth in the making

Been busy catching up on felting orders after finishing the Alice in Wonderland characters.
Today I made a start on Neil the sloth from the TV adverts. I have got the intial shape and now I am just testing out different wools for his coat. Mmmm its harder than I thought but I am sure I will get there with it. I have tried, Icelandic wool which didnt felt in easily at all. Then I tried Corrindale which i think I will manage with. Its all trial and error!
Does he look like a sloth yet?