Friday, 17 April 2009

HOME AGAIN

Just back from a LOVELY visit with Linda (partner in crime on Awfully Big Art Adventure) - it's months since we managed to get together. So of course I haven't been at home making stuff, but Linda taught me the gorgeous art of needle felting and I am so excited about it! You can see my very first effort - felted a mixture of yarns and angelina onto black felt, and then stitched over it with the sewing machine. I've started another piece now so watch this space!!

We also managed to fit in a visit to a superb exhibition called "Living Threads" where we both bought a little kit to make felt flowers - by knitting them from wool yarns then sticking them on a hot wash! Can't wait to try that out.

And as you can see we bought a few bits and pieces from this brilliant craft shop which is like an Aladdin's cave of bankrupt stock etc. You just have to get in there and RUMMAGE, so we did!! The funny little picture frames were 25p each and just cried out to be altered ....

8 comments:

*jean* said...

oo i love your felt work, rosie! beautiful! looks like you had a fun shopping trip too!!

Ruth said...

ooh new stash--love the look of that wooden heart and the tins of pins too

Jaqi said...

Your felt work is lovely and what bargains you bought, bet you had a fab time at Lindas, Cant wait to see what you make with your felt work next, Jaqi

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I can just imagine you and Linda all atwitter with excitement, sharing and trying new things AND time for shopping too = fun, fun, fun!

Love your first felted piece, bet it won't be your last :)

Lynn said...

Sounds like a great time Rosie and I love your felted art work :)

Lynn said...

Me again Rosie, happy Sunday :)

You have always been so helpful and inspiring to me, so I am presenting you with an award today. Please come to my blog and pick it up :)
Lynn

Amanda said...

HI Rosie

I love Needlefelting and teach it often at one of my local stores, it's great fun and a good stress reliever! You first piece is wonderful.

Linda said...

Ooh didn't we have a lovely time! I was so glad you liked the needle-felting (and you took to it rather well I must say!) Thank you for getting me started with scrapbooking...I just wish you'd forgotten to take the Cricut home with you haha!!!
Love
Linda xx