Archive for the ‘needle felting’ Category

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Such a grey and icy day.  The light was thin and scanty.  So, I did as Lucy does, and followed it – to a little sofa under the window, piled high with quilts and cushions.  Cosy indeed.  Supplies were gathered.  Plans were hatched for a set of little travelling cups that my Aunty Anne found [...]

posted by on beach, chatter, crafty, family, homely, knitting, needle felting, nursing, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

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Oh my goodness … 2014, what a year you are shaping up to be!  Almost four months past and I’ve barely caught my breath.  Now tonight, here I sit in my layers of wool and sheepskin slippers.  The bed is laden with blankets and quilts.  The rain patters outside.  Summer has well and truly finished. [...]

a felt pocket book

May
2013
07

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I love baskets … especially old ones.  Each time I find one by the side of the road, or at the oppie, home it comes.  After a good scrubbing they are usually filled with one of my many “current” projects.  This means there seems to be a perpetual need for extra baskets in Bootville :-) [...]

felted easter eggs

Apr
2013
01

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Friday morning dawned grey and quiet.  Just as it should be.  Family consensus … a day spent together, crafting, listening, watching, sharing. Me?  I made Easter Eggs.  The non-edible variety.  Inspired by the terribly sweet, cheerfully coloured and decorated candy eggs that were popular when I was little.  The ones that broke your teeth.  And [...]

posted by on books, chatter, dolls, embroidery, family, knitting, needle felting, nursing, our furry children

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 ~ very simple, very sweet and oh so very soothing ~  ~ new friendships were cherished, endings that arrived so quickly were lamented & promises were made ~ ~ an early morning prac was rewarded with a steamy, creamy bowl of coffee in the sun ~ ~ knit, knit, knit, knit, knit … & so [...]

finally frida

Feb
2013
14

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Whilst on holidays, I bought these gorgeous earrings.  We found them in a very appealing shop in the little fishing village of Bermagui.  Straight away, they made me think of Frida Kahlo – an artist whose story, art and style I have adored since my first university sojourn.  I don’t much wear earrings and when [...]

posted by on applique, christmas, dolls, embroidery, moomins, needle felting, patchwork, quilts

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: choosing : measuring : slicing : pinning : stitching : folding : delighting : : needle-felting : blanket-stitching : embroidering :  pleasing : : ruffling : appliqueing : not-overlocking : fuming : : cursing : threading : cursing : threading : cursing : crumbling : : zigzagging : ironing : delivering : giving : [...]

moominy

Nov
2012
01

posted by on applique, christmas, cushions, dolls, embroidery, moomins, needle felting, thrifted

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“today we must do something very special, for it will be a glorious day!’ Snufkin. Doesn’t Snufkin have the loveliest approach to living :-) Oh we do so love the Moomins here at Bootville.  We’ve been hanging out in Moominvalley since Abby was a little girl with first the novels, then the story cd (read [...]

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There we were thinking spring had sprung.  Ha!  Not this weekend … cold and dreary folks, cold and dreary.  I may have written this before but just in case you missed it, I don’t like grey, dreary days.  Cold?  No problem – I love the weather being cold.  Rainy?  I love the rain.  Day after [...]

celebrating spring

Sep
2012
04

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There’s some serious landscaping happening on the season’s table.  As you can see, it has taken the residents of mushroom cottage quite by surprise.  However, I’m sure they’ll be thrilled with the final result! It began with a duck.  I have several books of patterns for felt animals and have seen felt ducks for sale [...]

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Abby and I are regular patrons of the lovely Winterwoods – Melbourne’s finest Steiner/Waldorf store.  We bring home bundles of felt and fleece, piles of books and patterns, needles and foam, yarn, wire, wooden beads … It is a treasure trove for those who love the rich warmth and simplicity of the Steiner craft traditions. [...]

puttering

Mar
2012
05

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:: at the beginning of the week, we were sitting in front of the open windows, trying to catch every breath of the passing breeze on such hot, hot days. :: whilst knitting.  What?  Hot, hot days don’t make you feel like knitting?  huh! :: mind you, trying on the finished arm warmer was a [...]