So what have I been up to? Well, after my little foray into felting I bought some needlefelting equipment and have had a little play around - and made these little felt hearts as a starter project. They are lovely and squishy, but I'm not really sure they have much use!!
|Little needlefelted hearts|
Perhaps I'll hang on to them until Valentines Day and they can be used as little table decorations - or can you think of any uses for them?
I also knitted and then felted a little table mat for my daughter, then decorated it with some needlefelted flowers and twirly bits - it was a bit of an experiment (as always!) but she loves it, and it really brightens up her bedside table.
|Daughter's bright colourful felted mat!|
I've been busy with lots of orders for crocheted baby bootees too!
Giftwrapped and Gorgeous online store, from which I get a steady flow of orders. I also went along to a couple of local 'Babysensory' classes to set up a display of my goodies (both my handmade bits and my baby castings) and got LOADS of orders from there!
I created a little owl hat to go with some boots too - here you go!
|Crocheted baby owl hat and bootees|
Next on the list is going to be a little hat with teddy bear ears I think - they still seem to be popular this autumn.
I've also made myself a cowl - it's not often I get time to make something just for me! Luckily, it's made in such a way that you can do it piece by piece so it was a case of doing little and often - I love the way the colours blend from one to another.
The new project for me (or rather our home) is going to be a crocheted throw! The pattern is out of a magazine I bought a while back, and I'm hoping it's going to be a good way to use up all my odds and ends of wool. Here's an idea of what I hope it will look like and here are the few squares I've done so far.
|5 down, 94 to go!!|
Finally, I also got round to using up some of my ever-growing stash of yarn - I made a second monster! If you missed the first one, you can read about him here.
This one is really cuddly and soft, and made from hand-dyed wool which has sat in my wool-bag for about a year. Here it is :)
The greeny coloured one is still in progress by the way - just one more arm to go!
Well, that's enought rambling from me - don't forget to check out the other blogs taking part in Handmade Monday.
See you next time - I will try and post something sooner rather than later! xx