Friday, 4 March 2011

Lambing season...

is here.  I have no sheep... but this week I have found myself determinedly making myself a flock!  It all started out with this little chappy - whom I fell head over heals in love with while making him :)

My new teacosy
I used merino & Norwegian wool, with lots of locks; BFL, Leicester & black Lincoln

He makes me smile every time I look at him - he needs a name I think :)
He's just GOT to stay at home with me!  So I decided to make him a brother to go in the shop... And then while working on these, with their natural colours & the textures of the locks, my bronze moongazing hare caught my eye. mmmmm  my brain started figuring out just how to recreate it in felt.  The fingers started itching.. and a felted moongazing hare was born that afternoon :) She is mostly white - bathed in moonlight, I`ve felted in BFL locks so the white is textured.. and a couple of black Lincoln locks too. She isnt finished yet.. but will (I think) become a doorstop.  I really like her.. think the hares may multiply too :) as they are supposed too in March!

As you can see, brother sheep still needs his eyes & ears
I have also made 5 Feelin'Sheepish brooches / lapel-pins. 

I used 3.5" hat pins for these.  The little black sheep was made from the black lambs fleece from last Septembers charity event.. I washed half of it this week ready to use, and it is sooooo soft.  The black pin is mine, as I felt quite fondly toward that little lamb - would love to of brought her home with me!

More about what Ive done with some of the others soon


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love my little sheep pin! :D Bless you xXx I adore your sheep tea-cosies & the moon-gazing hare... did I miss the brass version today? So much to take in & so many gorgeous books & magazines to look at ~ I was in my element! :D Your home is a very welcoming place Deborah, thank you so much for inviting me in xXx

Anonymous said...

oops, I meant bronze, not brass... I'm sure I would've remembered seeing him ;) so inspiring!

averilpam said...

The little sheep pins are so adorable!

Liz said...

The sheep are adorable but I love the moongazing hare!

Kelly said...

Oh my that is the most adorable teacosy I have ever seen! :) You have been a busy gal! Love the work!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you girls x

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Piękne i zabawne.