Monday, August 31, 2015

Sleepy kitten

Here's a kitten I made, it is quite small and it is apparently for a Particular Thing.

 It looks much cuter in person, I just can't get a good photo. I thought natural light might help but I'm still waiting for the natural light!

One side
 And the other.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wedding birds

Okay, next time someone asks me to make something for their wedding, I may well say no. I have been paralysed with nerves about this for *months*. It wasn't that hard to do in reality, but I kept thinking "I can't make a wedding cake topper out of felt, it is so... rustic! This is someone's *wedding*!" So I have made this cockerel about 7 times, in felt, a variety of nice materials and wet felted (ah, the hours I spent felting feathers with chaffed palms) But on the plus side I really honed the shape each time. The kookaburra, in comparison, was made only about 5 times. And the heart, I worked out on the first try!

 The happy couple.

 My specs included: can the kookaburra have a veil if it doesn't look too silly? (Too silly is not in my vocabulary, as I am sure you can imagine if you have read my blog much) I thought, why should the kookaburra be the only one who gets to dress up, so he has a spiffing little bow tie.

Kookaburras are the largest member of the kingfisher family in the world and their beaks grow to 10 cms long

Tail feathers

 I (cockadoodle) do.
I actually gave her a little ruff of feathers around the neck which was quite hard to do considering the veil pretty much hides it. *I* know they are there though!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Minion embroidery hoop

Did ya miss me? Did you? Did you?
Sorry, I've been super super busy these last couple of months. I've been working on something else that I should be able to show you in the next couple of days but until then, here's a little something I threw together.