Thursday, 29 October 2009

Felting Frenzy!

This week I've been having some fun with knitting and felting. I've seen felted animals on etsy and thought I'd have a go at making a bird.
I didn't really know what I was doing and it didn't look too promising at first......

.......but it grew......
......and finally ended up looking something like a bird!


Here are the knitted flowers before the hot wash.......

..............and after
I've made these before and added beads, but this time I decided to do some needle-felting onto them (after the wash).All the flowers were made from the same ball of variegated Noro wool.


The bird was made from wool top bought from Wingham Wool.


And finally......
I treated myself to a second hand Cricut machine this week - and cut all these out this morning. What fun!!!!
My intention is to scrapbook the huge pile of photos we have........(when I get a spare minute or two).


30 comments:

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

busy busy Linda!

your felted bird and flowers are precious ... is there anything you can't master :) it must be so sweet holding your beautiful birdie!

I bet you'll enjoy your new toy, I can just see you "cutting" away ... no clue how those thingies work exactly ;)

I'm off to tea with friends ... wish you could join us oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

oh I am chuckling over your spare minute or two! for someone who did not know what you were doing it sure turned out great! now you can give a class! love your birdie! xo

*jean* said...

ooo your bird and flowers are wonderful! and lucky you to get a cricut! i heart those!!

Rosie said...

Oh you have been a busy girl! Aren't the felted flowers fun, and your birdie is just sweet! So glad you are having fun with the Cricut - there'll be no stopping you now ...

Lynn said...

You are so clever Linda, I think your bird is perfect, and I love the flowers too.
How can you say it looks something like a bird when it is fantastic. We are so alike as we already noticed but even when it comes to creating, we both like to dabble in different things.... how could life ever be boring?
Oh almost forgot, that little machine is great, love all the little things it cuts out :)

Lynn said...

I forgot something... how about a felted nest for that bird and some eggs? You can do it :)
I bet a nest could be knitted and then felted just like those felted bowls only on a small scale.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooooo stop with all the temptations!!
Fist of all I NEEEEEEEEED a little bird like that one,its soooooo cute!!!! So I have to lean how to felt again (I was 18 when I was originally shown, a few years ago now lol). And those samples are fab that you've shown. Esp the chandelier

Sandy said...

OMG Linda these are lovely felting birdies. So darling and gorgeous flowers. Great work my friend.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your little felted birdie is darling! Oh how I do love needle felting! Warm hugs, Esther

Snap said...

You are having too much fun! I love the felted bird -- hard to believe this little beauty was your first felted bird. The flowers are lovely and what fun you'll have with you new toy!

Lorraine said...

love your little felted bird and flowers..I have just treated myself to a craft robo lite and I too will have to catch up with scrapbooking..so much to do and so little time especially with the kids off for half term!

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

LOVE the knitted, felted flowers. So lovely : )

Heather said...

Your little bird is gorgeous and the flowers are so pretty Linda - you must be very pleased with them. What a great idea to scrap book your photos - that'll keep you busy and I like the look of those shapes you've cut out.

maggi said...

The flowers and the bird are lovely but I especially like the bird.

Dot said...

Oooh..oooh...oohhh!!! That was my reaction to seeing your felting Linda. And especially the bird - I love ,I love him!! He is perfect in every way.
Your felted flowers are divine. I tried felting in the washing machine last weekend and loved it.
Glad you have a new toy too - you deserve it my love.
Big hug from me and the kitties (well a hug from me, a purr from Essie and a head butt from big boofa ronnie!) xx

Dot said...

P.S If you were selling your bird's on etsy I would buy one in a second!

Catharina Maria said...

All the flowers and the bird , wow , they are great !
Lovely colors Linda !
xox Rini

miekvugts@planet.nl said...

wow, this realy looks cool .I like the washed flower very much .
greetz, and have another creative day
miek

Kimmie said...

Those are just amazing! I LOVE the bird!!!! I can't believe he's your 1st one ..... are you sure you haven't made a hundred before him? - lol :)

Mar said...

these felted pieces are adorable!!! exquisite (sp i think)
and a cutting machine
how cool
i have looked at those...so it must be easy to operate!

Jacky said...

Oooohhh I love the noro wool, those variegates colours are delicious!!!
Your felted flowers look gorgeous (looove the beautiful brooch you sent me recently).
AND that little bird is divine. You are so clever Linda!

Jacky xox

Judy S. said...

That little bird is adorable, Linda. And the flowers are great, too! What a neat way to use leftover Noro!

Chriss Rollins said...

really tweet,

look forward to seeing what you do with those cut outs.

take care

chriss x

Viola said...

Great work, Linda! The little bird is too cute!! :-)

Cat said...

Oh my gosh... all wonderful!!!

kiwicarole said...

Oh what gorgeous felting! Love the flowers and the bird, you are very clever! :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

These are very beautiful Linda!. What a multitalented lady you are.

BumbleVee said...

your little birdie is great ! I've only done bears and a few hippos and a mouse ... perhaps it is time to branch out...great colours too...

Jackie said...

You never cease to amaze me with all your talents Linda.

Renee said...

I LOVE your felted birds! I plan on trying out needle-felting on some knitted/felted bags I've made. The flowers are wonderful, too!

Did the Noro felt well for you? I've had problems getting it to felt like it should.

Your blog is just inspiring :)

Renee