Saturday, 18 August 2012
FNSI results - August
Good morning ladies! I've just popped in quickly to write this post, then I'm off to get my hair cut. I haven't had my hair cut since just after my wedding. I got married in April 2010. Ooops. It's starting to resemble a mop and somedays I look like a scarecrow (albeit a rather rotund scarecrow) and other days I look more like the Wild Woman of Borneo... time to get it cut!
Last night I played along with FSNI hosted by Handmade by Heidi and Crafty Vegas Mom.
Except I didn't sew. No. I had planned to, I was going to handstitch some felt flowers for which I was pretty sure I had a pattern in one of the craft books downstairs. I didn't. I couldn't be bothered to go upstairs. Yes, I am that lazy but in my defence I'm always tired on a Friday night and I just had the week from hell at work.
I had, however left my felting supplies and books on the dining room table. 6 paces. I could manage that. I wanted to make myself a brooch, I love brooches but have so few of them.
Enter my needlefelted butterfly. It's taken from Wool Pets by Laurie Sharp. I love it. But... it has two major flaws.
It's bigger than I wanted, and it's too thin. I decided to try again.
I tried to make this one thicker and smaller and ended up making it thicker and wonkier! Attempt number 3.
I succeeded in size, but perhaps not the shape. I thought I'd have a go at decorating it anyway. I do quite like it and may add a brooch back. People seeing me wearing it will probably think I'm bonkers, but no change there then.
Still in a feltingly mood and hooked on the return of Sharon to Eastenders not to mention the saga between Ben and Shirley, I got out Quick and Clever Felting by Ellen Kharade and flicked through. I found this paisley motif as part of a felted purse. I thought it would look nice as a brooch. I needle felted the white base, added in the purple and turquoise elements (the turquoise is a LOT more vibrant than in the picture, I just couldn't get the colour right) and then hand stitched on some beads. So I did sew for the FSNI!
I thought you might like to see the back of a needle felted piece - quite funky! I think I will add a brooch back to this one. I don't like the white I chose at the base, but overall I think it works. Am I deluded?? So, that's two more for my Craft Book Challenge. It's been ages since I made anything from a book other than Zakka Style!
Right, I'm off to get those split ends removed... I may be quite some time...