Monday, 11 December 2017


Meet Roy, my first attempt at a doll character. He stands approx 10" tall.

He is not without his issues, for starters his hands are too big!

He is very flexible though. His arms and legs move independently.

He can sit, but he can't stand on his own.

Here is a close up of his face. His ears don't match and his nose could probably be a bit smaller!

His clothes are made from batting and pre-felt.

Thanks once again to Kay and her fabulous tutorials.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Simple Birthday Card

Martins favourite colours are black and orange and this is his simple matt and layered birthday card.

Friday, 8 December 2017


Meet Parker who likes to play with his ball.

He doesn't like to give it up.

And now he wants to play, his tail is wagging.

As you can see, he is very flexible.

Then he met Rhufus and George.

All playing together in the park.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Body and limbs assembled, head at the ready.

Meet Winston, my big bunny.

He is posing on top of the chimnea.

And his little button bunny tail.

And just to prove that he can stand up on his own, here he is on the table.

And another one.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Meet George

Another headless body made from egg shapes and toy filler.

And here's who popped out - George.

And then he met Rhufus.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Steampunk House

Jill demoing with Karl in the background.

Some of the group watching Jill doing the demo.

Then everyone getting stuck in.

The roofs are on, time to start on the walls.

As usual, I went down a different avenue. Instead of a Christmas gingerbread house I went down the steampunk route.

And this is the back.

And this is the roof.

The end result dried and dry brushed in shades of blue and red with gold and copper metallic pigments.

And the other ladies putting pigments on their houses.

Down to the finer details. This lady had prepared her roof from dolls house tiles before she arrived to the workshop.

The lady sat opposite me didn't want to do a house so she did a plaque using a tile instead.

And these are some of the other Christmas houses that were created. 

There is a hole in the bottom of each house to put either a battery operated tea light or a set of lights on a cord to light it up.

Had a lovely morning and it was great to get my hands dirty again!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Rhufus the Pooch

All set up ready to play.

Some basic shapes needle felted from toy stuffing. 

The gorgeous wool batts from World of Wool.

Can you tell what it is yet??? Using this fantastic tutorial from Kay at Felt Alive, I got to this stage on Tuesday.

I was meant to be doing something else today but being as it snowed most of the day I stayed in instead......

And decided to make a start on the head.

I also gave him some eyebrows and a tongue. 

And then some ears and some markings.

Next I attached his head to his body.

And was very happy that he was able to stand up and wag his tail.

And look out of the window at the snow. 

Fraz was laid on the other end of the settee so he was looking at him!

And finally looking into the kitchen!!

I'm really please with how he turned out for my first 'proper' effort at needle felting, thanks Kay xx

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