I've done some needle felting in the past, but all 2-D stuff-- sweaters, scarves and such. I love it--it's much cheaper than therapy, and such a lovely, productive way to work out any, um, angst. Not that I have angst. Life with a two year old is pure bliss.I also love applique work. And as of last night, count me in with the ranks of card-carrying, certified, no-turning-back, die-hard Heather Ross fans. I have looked at her designs on-line, and yup, I bought this fabric more than a month ago, but I hadn't tried to do anything with it yet. This fabric feels good. That is all there is to it. It's soft, perinially cool and refreshing against your skin-- yes, yes, I know it is meant to be pj's, and now I get why. I also get why people pay exorbitant amounts of money for it. I'm hooked.
This little play pouch is a new idea I'm trying out-- the little mat, with Heather's beautiful lillypad design, cinches right up into this little carrying bag. And inside are some wee felted friends.
This little dude is felted around a tiny magnet-- so he can be caught (and returned!) by the little peg fisherman I'm working on.
I can't decide which style of frog I like best- but I'm leaning towards the one that is just a little ball with a face. I need to work on the scale a bit-- I showed these to Grady, and he tried to shove it the duck up his nose. That kid. But I do thing a little larger might be better. This is Frog #1.
And Frog #2. Do tell me what you think. I'm horribly indecisive these days. Probably from a lack of sleep. It was pretty far this side of midnight when I finally made it to bed last night. I had to make just one more pair of pants out of this stuff. Love.