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More Needle Felted Dogs!

Recently I was commissioned by my Grandma (if that counts!) to make some more needle felted dogs for Christmas presents to send away overseas. Of course, I jumped at the chance since I have learnt to love the technique. I tried to make these ones boyish as they were for some younger boys and I … Continue reading

Sheep Brooches

I am a massive fan of brooches and love sheep so I thought a couple of days ago to put the two together and the sheep brooch was created! The first type I made did not have a double layer of felt which did not make it as stable as the second version: The second … Continue reading

Knitted Keyrings

I bought this lovely knitting book a while ago from the amazing Sew and Tell in Berry and couldn’t wait to start making the adorable characters inside! To start off, I decided to make a practice one (as seen in the yellow) and found that the pattern was very simple and effective. I made my … Continue reading

Needle Felting: Mark Two!

I decided after creating my first successful needle felted dog (Needle Felting Success!) that I would try again, this time working on the dog’s stability and looks. To make it look more like a dog and not a polar bear, I worked with brown wool roving and made it plumper than I had last time … Continue reading

Valentine Quilt

Today I was able to finally finish the binding on my first “proper” quilt – the “Valentine” quilt design from the book The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. I followed the instructions to complete the binding which suggested using a type of slipstitch in a coloured thread the same as the binding. Unfortunately I did … Continue reading