Blethers and blahs

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WOWW 136

on January 11, 2012

I have missed sharing my workdesk the past few weeks.  I have still wandered around a few others though and found some lovely work.  I am hoping that this year will be a more productive one for me and I will be making a great effort to have something on the go at least twice a week.

This week it is felt.  Many weeks ago a Hobbycraft opened near where I live and for the first 2 weeks I resisted, then I caved BUT I didn’t buy anything on my first visit.  I did see this book though and it niggled at me, a lot!

I then decided to go back for it as I couldn’t source it anywhere else and I just knew that my oldest grandaughter would love these.  So off I went and had a wee panic to myself when I couldn’t find it where I thought it was.  I think someone else had their eye on it as I eventually found it in a different section right at the back of all the books.  Anyway, I bought it and it is mine and I am hoping to start using it in a week or so when I get used to being back at work again.

To get back to my workdesk, this book made me look at felt a bit more closely and I found a lovely photo of my youngext grandaughter which I had converted to sepia and had printed and I suddenly had the urge to make some felt flowers for a vintagy page using that photo.  Here is what I have accomplished so far.

Now embroidery was never my thing as I was always far too impatient to keep all my stitches neat and roughly the same size but on this scale I can just about manage.  I still have 3 to sew and that will hopefully be tonight with a view to having the page finished before the end of the weekend, though with more school planning to do it might be a tight squeeze.

Any useful tips about embroidery stitches, sewing with felt, or even where to buy good quality felt at a reasonable price are all welcome.  I have my eye on this book next

though another obsession is so not what I need right now!  For more fun and wonderful inspiration pop on over to Julia’s blog and see what everyone else has been up to.

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15 responses to “WOWW 136

  1. Those felties are SO cool! That is such a neat book. Glad that you were able to score one! Thanks for sharing! Have a happy WOYWW! -Amanda 34

  2. may says:

    Can’t wait to see those Zombies they look real fun, my Grandson would love them too, those felt flowers are beautiful, x x hugs may x x x x

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hello Linda, your experiments with felt are lovely and the books look interesting but, like you, I really do not need another obsession right now … especially as I’ve taken the pledge, no new stuff, so I won’t even check that book out on Amazon … honest :)) Have a great week and I hope you find time for those two projects. Elizabeth x #96

  4. The Zombie Felties look so awesome. you have to make one!
    Aeryn (25)

  5. Hee hee. I have bought a few books on creating with felt, which I haven’t done yet. It’s so exciting, isn’t it? Your flowers look wonderful, by the way!

    Glad you found the book – don’t you hate it when people try to hide things to come back later…..

    Kay
    WOYWW #45

  6. Cindy says:

    aaah hobbycraft…… I know they are expensive but they are the only half decent craft store near me so I often ‘cave’. Our local one has just started doing TH products as well so unfortunately the selection is getting better rather than worse…… Those Zombie felties look really neat. I might have to see if my local has a copy of that book next time I’m in! TFS have a happy WOYWW Cindy @ #52

  7. Ali H says:

    Thanks for sharing your desk today ! We had a Hobbycraft open nearby in December & I lasted til January to visit ! I did stock up on some supplies for the Life Book course I am taking – well it would be rude not to buy something ! Lets hope we see a wee zombie sitting on your desk next week !!!

  8. Lou P says:

    I’m seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I’ll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

    LOu P

  9. sarahp says:

    ooo zombie felt buddies seem interesting??? cant wait to see them please share them.xx
    I often wander down to Hobbycraft without buying but yes there is always temptations lurking in there..
    Regards Sarah 163 x

  10. I haven’t seen your desk before so a belated welcome to WOYWW from me! The idea of felt zombies made me giggle, hope your GD likes them. Love the little flowers, I was never any good at embroidery either!

    Hugs
    Brenda 103

  11. Katie (159) says:

    Looks like fun! I love crocheting little creatures.

    Katie (159)

  12. the flowers look just great and probably are very addictive! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space…Sarah at 6

  13. Enfys says:

    Sorry I’m late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk! I love your felt flowers, what a lot of love that page will have stitched into it…
    hugs
    Enfys

  14. I love those felt flowers. I have used quite a few flowers recently, to the extent that I would love to go and replace some of then, However, having signed up to Use It Up in 2012, I have to resist and find another way round the problem. I shall have to make some with whatever is in my craft room. Have a good week, and I hope that Charlotte’s hands are feeling better now with that magic cream. Maggie #105.

  15. Morti says:

    Felt Zombies – how COOL are they???? Ace! Love your flowers too….

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