Hello my friends, lovely to meet up with you again. I can't believe how quickly this year is galloping along! We're almost at the end of February and I haven't shared a single piece of 2015 felt with you yet, how very remiss of me! Well I suppose I can either be felting or blogging and I'm afraid if I don't do one, I have nothing much to write about for the other.
Yup...It's true, life in general is quiet here at the moment. The weather is just as you would expect for February in England, cold, windy and wet. Much time is spent indoors keeping cosy, making felt pictures and trying to get them to dry. As you can see I've commandeered the coffee table in the front room for this very purpose. I usually pop them in the airing cupboard but it's not really big enough to lay them flat and if felt dries with a fold in it, it tends to stay. In truth I'm trying to catch up and get ahead all at the same time. I'm trying to catch up with the requests for felt pictures I received last year before I start making work ready for this years craft/art shows.
Last year was a steep learning curve trying to keep all my plates spinning so this year I've started off with good intentions to get in front... well, we'll see. All I know is that I don't want it to be as frantic as it was last year.
Anyway here he is finished, flat and fold free. This handsome hare has been shipped over to New Zealand where I'm sure he'll find it much warmer than here!
I was a little worried that he wouldn't make it. New Zealand has very strict customs regulations, especially when it comes to textiles and wool. I had visions of some burly customs officer opening the box and on discovering illicit wool, throwing it into a fiery furnace!...
And back in the real world...
it arrived safe and sound, no problem at all. Aaaah.
Moving swiftly on, here is another piece of work I've completed this year. This one is called 'Woodland Hare' as it's a bit darker than my usual colour palette and made me think of undergrowth and the cool shadows in woodland.
There are lots of lovely squiggly bits and tactile textures on this one. You can't tell from the photo but there are a few subtle sparkly bits too, just to lift it all.
Right! That's two down and another... oh dear... I've lost count already. Well lets just say I have some more to share with you next time. Told you, it's quiet here, just lots of felting :)
Till next time
love Fi x