Sunday, 9 October 2011

Needle felting



So, I've been trying my hand at needle felting.
 I ordered a needle felting kit and a few balls of fluffy merino top wool and spent the weekend trying not to impale my fingers!!


  I started with a simple cat I thought it would fairly easy,... it wasn't...


 My first efforts didn't quite turn out the way I'd hoped but they're ok for inital attempts. (Oh! and yes I wished I brought some finger guards before I started!)
Then, inspired by some of the blogs I follow (Robin Andreae and Barby Anderson),  I tried my hand at a wired creature... I was thinking along the lines of a cute 'Mr Mouse.'

freeze! the cat's around here somewhere!!!


"Run!"

Sadly, I ran out of white wool (I only had pink left) so he wasn't as fat (or cute) as I'd meant him to be.. 
So he's more of a 'Mr scary white lab rat does a bit of shopping'....




.....
 Oh well time to order more wool and fatten him up....

"Thank you"said Mr rat trying not to look too odd.

8 comments:

Raggy Rat said...

but lab rats are also cute :-) xxxx

KerryFelter said...

Love your creatures! You get great definition out of them. I am not a great needle felter, so I am IMPRESSED!

Jensters said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving yr lovely comment.
I love your little animals and this is something I've always wanted to do!

Dawn said...

I love the cat so much what a character and such a cute mouse. Am I to understand this is a first for you? they are beautiful Dxx

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Adorable! You are great at felting already! Can't wait to see more creations! :)

Anonymous said...

They are fabulous!

Jackie said...

Oh, they are both SO cute. Hope your fingers recover soon!

Linda said...

OMG they are so gorgeous!!! You are very clever....