Custom Felts

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

What a wonderful afternoon.

I spent the morning shopping for paint for the kitchen and since my other half had been rained off, he decided to make a start with the first coat.
So I spent the afternoon in the conservatory felting my latest project. Its a surprise one so no details yet!
Listening to the rain and wind, sat with the dogs, needle in hand and music on it had to be the best afternoon of the year so far.
Tilly must love the smell of the wool she always loves to get close and smell when ever I open a new colour.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Felting fun in the sun.

We went to Egypt on our holidays this year and I cannot resist taking my felting stuff with me.
Sat by the pool with a sponge on my knee looking like I'm stabbing my tummy certainly caused a few strange looks but also sparks off a few good conversations.

I never quite know what I will create as I have nothing in mind when I start. 
This is what I ended up making .

I gave him to a Welsh lady I met who had watched him progress over the two weeks.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Some days

You win and some days you just have to leave it.
Not always with a needle in the head though. 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

To celebrate a new baby girl.

My dear friend Julie was going to be a grandma, how exciting.
Her daughter found out she was having a girl and Julie asked me to make her a little gift. 

I don't think she would have been too impressed to see it at this stage...

You can see it taking shape now. (Excuse the socks)

And here she is finished.

I really enjoyed making this. I might make some more..

Monday, 18 January 2016

Heres to the bride and groom. Purrfect!

I do get asked to felt things to celebrate nice occasions.
I was sent this photo and asked if I could make a bride and groom in the image of this cat.
The couple had had the cat for years and it was their baby. Well why not I thought.
I asked what the brides dress was like and the colour scheme for the men, flowers and bridesmaids to add that extra bit of detail.

Funny how sometime you wonder how they get from this to finished...

Making progress.

And the finished results.

The bride and groom were over the moon and sent me this photo.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

My felting view!

Thought I would share with you my view while felting this afternoon.
After a lovely walk with the dogs, crunching in the snow we had lunch.
My other half had 40 winks..... More like 4000... 
And our ducks Lola and Fernando wanted to come for a bit from the cold. Im sure they think they are dogs...

Friday, 15 January 2016


This is Troy, a much loved family pet. 
When the daughter in the family was getting married she wanted Troy to come to the wedding. Her mum didnt think it would be suitable and asked me to make a felted Troy to sit on the top table so he was still at the wedding. 
Here is Troy

And here is Troy 2

The daughter was thrilled and now Troy and Troy 2 are great friends as you can see in the photo they sent me after the wedding.
I love this photo. He is such a cutey, I would love to meet him some day.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

It's been a while......

Over a year in fact since my last post.
Quite a lot has happened in that time. I have still been felting ( I don't think I will ever give it up) I just haven't been on the social media network.
Part of my new years resolution was to get back to it! So for the next few posts, here are a few of the things I have felted recently.

Following the success of the first scottish bagpiper, I was asked to felt his friend who was in the same band. Here he is.

I felt (excuse the pun) more comfortable felting this one, probably as I had made one before and I was determined to get the face better. He was over the moon with him ( himself really haha) 

I have also been asked to make a few dogs recently.
The first one was Barney. He is the mascot for Southampton cemetery! And I was asked to make him for his owners retirement present.
They sent me a few photos to go off.

Work in progress...

And the finished Barney 2

Troy is on my next post. Watch out for him!