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Tuesday, February 03, 2009


A sweet little "Baby Sleeping" pillow created for a friend's new grandson -- all fulled wool in delicate shades with hand-stitched applique. You can barely see the stitching over the curve at the top of the duck.

I needed another baby gift so, of course, felting came to mind and I wanted to try something new. This wall plaque began with a piece of heavy prefelt and some Felbi animal cutouts. I needle felted these onto the background using my Embellisher, added some green Felbi (lightweight prefelt) for the hills and grass then did a little free motion stitching before wet felting. Viola! Here come "The Wild Things" tramping over hill and vale to say "Hello" to the new little one; it is a really lovely hard and pebbly felt. The hanger was made by felting wool around a wire covered with floral tape to help it adhere and then bent into shape.

Before felting

Finished plaque (I know the Giraffe's legs aren't perfect but he's having fun anyway, so who cares!)

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Babies, Babies Everywhere!

Two down - one to go. Baby presents that is.
There is still a baby boy gift to get to for another friend's newest grandson (9lbs 11 ounces) - before I found felting, creating special baby gifts was my passion. Very soon I have plans to get immersed in felting and dyeing.

Two confections in the palest of pinks for a special little baby girl anticipated within a few weeks by a co-worker's daughter. This delicate "little lamb" gown is English smocking on a very fine Swiss batiste and will fit her right away (I'm always looking for excuses to make one as these are so dear); the jacket is the softest, palest pink fulled wool fabric (washed several times in the washer and then dried in the dryer before cutting it out) and will fit when she is a little older - it's irrestible to think of a tiny little dark haired girl toddling around in this cozy wrap.