Monday, 28 June 2010

Needle Felting

If I had managed to get a list of "to dos" done for June, needle felting would definitely have featured.The starter kit, I bought a couple of years ago has sat in the cupboard while I have admired and purchased other people's wonderful creations.

Finally, I got my act together, supplies gathered and O safely spending an afternoon with Grandma and Grandad ( those needles are sharp - ouch! ) tons of tips read on the net and an idea in my head, I began.

I soon found a rhythm and lost myself in this new crafting, enjoying the colours and textures.


A rabble of butterflies started emerging, funny that for such delicate creatures, a group of them is such a harsh term.
I wasn't impressed with my work at first, aren't we always our own worse critics ? but with some tweaks here and there, they are not so bad, definitely a craft to work on.




16 comments:

Rose said...

I haven't heard of needle felting before. You've done well for a first timer.

Arlenkern74 said...

They look lovely x

Dawn said...

Lovely, it's great fun too isn't it?
And yes, ouch to the needles but it gets easier the more you do.

x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Well done, that is also on my to do list of trys too :-) Those butterflys are lovely and would look fab on a mobile swaying in the breeze.

Talie said...

'booful bubberflies' as Rose would have said when she was a bit smaller!
It gets very addictive once you get past the accidentally stabbing your fingers stage ;-)

x

Cheryl said...

Needle felting is on my to-do list. I think your butterflies are beautiful. I love the colours you've used. What are you going to do with them now?

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Did the kit come with everything your needed? I have been wanting to give it a try, but hate to buy more gadgets if I do not like it.

I tend to collect tons of stuff from various tried adventures that don't quite pan out sometimes.

Leanne said...

Oh they are lovely...something about felting isn't there?

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

what wonderful creations! you did great.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Isn't it so fun?!! Your butterflies are beautiful :)

Twig and Toadstool said...

Oh my goodness!!! They're fantastic! You may just have a future in needle felting!!!
xo maureen

denise said...

Oh, that looks great! Nice colors too.

little grubs said...

What beautiful colourful butterflies. This is something I would love to try because I always oh and aah over other people's! x

Hannah said...

It looks fantastic Denise!
Needle felting is something I really want to have a go at but keep procrastinating about it. I think this post might be just the push I needed - thanks!

Kelly said...

Happy butterflies. I think you're a natural! Beautiful!

Amanda Pedro said...

love these flutterbys. may have to make one myself!
thanks for sharing