What a week! Started off on a high preparing for Rachael's birthday, which went really well, she had a lovely time. She just had a few friends around for a pizza party after school.. it was lovely listening to them all chattering away and having fun :) Rachael always makes so much effort to make other peoples 'special' days extra special.. it was nice to spoil her a little. Unfortunately the pressie I was most excited to give her didn't arrive in time, it got snarled up in customs :( but I have today collected it from the sorting office and can't wait to see her open it tonight. I shall show and tell soon.
So.. that was the high. The low was my mom having a small stroke. She is doing ok and seems to be in good spirit, still in hospital at the moment. So between visiting, checking on dad and making sure he is ok & eating properly things have been a little fraught.
I did manage to get a little bit of felting done in between everything else that was going on.. On Monday I made a hat to give to my mum-in-law for Christmas. I've crocheted her hats in the past but this is the first felt one I have made for her.. Thought I'd have a go at something a little more formal, but fun.
|Think I need to use the steam iron on the peek to straighten it out a little|
|It has a slight peek at the front and rolled brim at the back|
It was like making a short witches hat really.. just folded in on itself at the end to form the spiral.
I needed a light hearted 'fun' project to work on when I had chance toward the end of the week. SO I felted a cauldron for halloween..
|Couldn't resist a Harry Potter reference :) I needlefelted;|
Pewter - Standard Size 2 on the back..
from the Hogwarts equipment list in the first book
And on the front..
|What else but a slimy green tentacle gripping an eyeball!? :D|
|I used purple glass seed beads for the suckers. |
I already had the felted eyeball bead.. can't for the life of me remember why, but it was just what I needed
|A cauldron full of 'green goo' with a tentacled something swimmin round in it :)|
And now I have a stinking cold and have to keep away from my parents so I don't add to their problems by giving them germs :( I don't feel energetic enough for felting so think I will do a bit on the computer then go cover some shoe boxes. I like to post my felted slippers /boots out in recycled shoe boxes.. which I cover with paper torn from old damaged books and magazines (only interesting, pretty paper of course) . They make nice gift boxes... I can have a quiet few hours glueing collages over my bare boxes, it'll be a job I don't have to do another day.