Thursday, 23 June 2011

Going Coastal!

You an certainly tell that we have been to the seaside!  Look at whats happened to my work...
Only had 2 cushion pads when I took this :(
I had been planning to make some seaside inspired cushion covers, a trip to my local fabric shop presented me with the perfect backing fabric for them :)

If I had my dream cottage by the sea I would have things like this there...
I made a mess cutting the back of the first one - my brain was totally out of gear and I forgot to add the seam allowance!  Didnt want to waste the fabric though, so I have just finished making them into lavender sachets for my mother-in-law (she mentioned wanting some a few weeks ago).  She was born & raised in Cornwall and loves everything that reminds her of the sea, so I think she will be happy with these.
Different picture each side
Fishy keyrings were next on my list.  I find it hard thinking of anything 'blokey' to make from felt - I think these fit the bill quite nicely.  Pity I didnt get them done in time to go in my shop for Fathers Day!  Never mind theres always next year..
These are cut from super chunky Swaledale (spun by Clare) crocheted, I wove blue & green mohair through in places and then fulled in the washing machine.  Just right for these, its about 1cm thick and very sturdy.
And finally the yarn that I was spinning from the batts with banana fibre in..

I'm thinking of making myself a beaney hat from this.
Tuesday being the summer solstice we had planned to get up early and climb Clent hill to watch the sunrise.. didnt bother in the end though as it was pouring with rain on the night and promising to be a cloudy sunrise.  We got a little bit of sunlight through the day, then the cloud cover came back to hide the sunset.  Always feels like we should have a blazing bonfire, with music and dancing (and maybe jacket spuds!) to properly celebrate midsummer like our ancestors did.  Something else to do when we get a place with a little land!

Blogger is behaving EXTREMELY strangely lately, dont know if anyone else is experienceing this..  I'm having real trouble commenting on some blogs (which makes me wonde if people have trouble commenting on mine - I know it wouldnt even let me comment here a few weeks ago!).  Yesterday it wouldnt let me add any photos to this post, today it has...  And now the spacing has gone mental, I hit delete on one line and it deletes from the previous paragraph?!  Seriously weird.  Hope it resolves soon.

Hope you have a good rest of week & weekend :)


Kelly said...

LOVE the ocean wave pillow! That is fabulous! Your hand spun is lovely too! I like using my life to inspire what I make. It looks like you had a wonderful inspiration!

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I love your 'projets de mer'!! The pillows are wonderful, and isn't it fun when you can find fabric that is so perfect?
The fishy keychains are just right for those hard-to-buy-for men, too.

Karen said...

They are gorgeous Deborah, reminds me of home , by our seaside

Blogger is behaving badly for a lot of people lately and i've def had a lot of trouble, if you find you cant comment on your own or anyone else's as it keep taking you back to log in page then just make sure that you uncheck the keep me signed in button. it worked for me so hopefully it will work for you. Here's hopeing that they rectify the problem pronto xo

Felted House said...

Such beautiful sea things - that wave cushion is just lovely, can't wait till I make it to the real sea myself! xx

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FeltersJourney said...

Thank you ladies :) Think I'm slightly obsessed at the moment.. theres more seasidey stuff I'm bursting to make.

Karen, thank you so much for the advice! I have unchecked the 'keep me signed in' box and its letting me leave comments on all the blogs I was struggling with!

Have a good weekend girls, nice to hear from you all

Jenny Holden said...

Love the ocean wave pillow and the little fish!

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Jenny :)

Annie and Lyn said...

Your ocean wave cushion is fabulous - full of life!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Annie & Lyn :)