Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Robins always cheer me up.



What a lovely little chap, he really cheers me up on this dark and dismal day.
The shot was taken on a walk through the Silverdale  RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve. There were robins everywhere, in fact one flew almost into my granddaughter's face.

Today I pick up my new after my old had engine failure. I'm a little apprehensive, although it is a lovely car it has an electronic hand brake which I've never had before. Just worried about hill starts as I was told that you have to put your foot on the brake when disengaging the hand brake. I will have to have a long chat with the garage and do lots of practice if that is the case. I always feel a little nervous driving different cars for at least the first couple of time but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

Off to see mum this afternoon in her care home. She will soon be 91 and has developed alzheimers with vascular dementia. I always feel so sad when I visit her as she is in a world of her own and can't follow a conversation at all. The upside is that she is getting 24 hour care and her room has a wonderful view over Morecambe bay to the hills of the Lake District.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Discount for new buyers in my Etsy shop.

I have sold quite a lot of pieces in my etsy shop and have started to list new pieces.






I love it when a piece I have created is popped into the post and wings it's way to a customer so that they can appreciate and use something I have made.


New customers are always welcome and now they will get a 15% discount on their first order. In order to do that you will need to put the 
Coupon Code  - 1STTIMEBUYER 
into the shopping basket to get the discount.




Everything that is in the shop would make an ideal Christmas present.


 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. 
I always try to get items in the post straight away, either the same day or the next so that you are not waiting and waiting for your order to appear.

I would like to hear from you with regards to what you think of my creations. All comments will be welcome.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Feltissimo Christmas sale almost over in my Etsy shop NOW


The sale ends on 1st of December, so not much time to get a bargain.

There are lots of handmade items for sale. Here are just a few of what you will see in my etsy shop



 A needlecase made with vintage quilt and antique fabrics.
Full of everything you need to do your sewing, scissors, needle threader, needles and pins.
 Lots of felted brooches embellished with vintage fabrics and hand embroidery.
 All so felted wall hangings.

 

Monday, 14 August 2017

More felted wearable art in Feltissimo shop today.


It has been quite a while since I wrote anything on here and I do apologise.
There has been so many things happening. Firstly I was preparing all of the food for our large 25th wedding anniversary party. Ever since we have been married my husband has been the cook in our house. He has been a star as it has allowed me to get on with my Rag Rescue and Feltissimo business (Now called RR & F Textiles).
However just for once I wanted to prove to myself that I could still cook and I did achieve my aim. I produced all home baked food, a three course banquet for three days for over 20 people at our house. It was wonderful but I was exhausted afterwards.
Then we went on a well deserved holiday, but whilst there I started working embroidering every evening and have continued since.
Yesterday I started putting some handmade nuno felt brooches into my etsy shop, perhaps you would like to have a look. they are great for presents, birthday, Christmas etc and can be worn, placed on bags, used like patches on pockets etc.
Here is a quick look at the ones I put on yesterday. If you would like to see and read more details then please click the link at the top of this post.
I post worldwide and take on commissions.





 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Felted cuff bracelet, one of a kind.



 This is a handmade one of a kind cuff bracelet.

Combed wool tops have been wet felted turning them into a strong fabric.


The design and various textures have been created with the addition of pre-felts and free machine embroidery.


A felt base has been hand stitched on to the front creating further firmness.

A vintage fabric covered button and vintage silk and wool loop have been added.

Measurements - 24.5cms long with the loop (9.7 inches)
- 5.5/5cms wide. (2.2/2inches)

Washable - Very gently dip and squeeze in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
Lay flat to dry.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A felt brooch in the shape of a wacky house - No. 6

This wacky felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag. Ideal for a Christmas gift.

Buy HERE

This wacky house no. 6 is pale blue with a red roof and chimney. There are six wacky houses in this series, all unique.
 Stiffened with decovil light iron on fabric and finished with 1960's vintage fabric.
Unique little Christmas gift.
Handmade, British made from pure wool fibres.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Felt brooch, fibre art brooch, wacky house shaped No. 7

Now in my etsy shop

I have made this felt wacky house brooch and embroidered it with tiny pink flowers. Machine stitching with silver coloured thread outlines the house, windows and door.


I've stiffened the back of the brooch with a decovil light fabric and added a pretty pink 1960's vintage fabric with a pin.
I always send my brooches in a box and place this in a plastic mailing bag so that the brooch is kept dry during transit.


Monday, 14 November 2016

Felt brooch, wacky house shape, fibre art brooch, No. 5

Just placed this lovely felt brooch in 

I have made this felt brooch in the shape of a wacky house. The house is handmade from wool and silk fibres which have been felted together by the wet felting method. Silver coloured machine stitching has outlined the door and windows and green stitching on the roof and around the chimney. I have embroidered tiny pink roses underneath the windows.


This wacky house no. 5 is a red wine colour with a green roof and chimney. There are six wacky houses in this series, all unique.

This wacky felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag. Ideal for a Christmas gift.
You can find more felt brooches from this series at -


https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Feltissimo?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=14861601

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Felt brooch, sparkling island. Ideal Christmas gift

Just put this lovely felt brooch into my


 My inspiration for this pretty felt brooch was a sparkling island and the sea as the sun shone down on them.
 I make all of my felt by hand layering wool fibres together and wet felting them so that the fibres become entangled creating a firm felt fabric. For this brooch, I have also added some silk fibres to give more texture. I machined around various areas of the island which has raised them up and added french knots in antique metallic silver thread. Running stitches in the same thread have been added to the sea.
Vintage fabric and pin on the reverse.
 
 The felt brooch will be packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry.
 
ONLY £6.50 and ideal little Christmas present

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Christmas making for Christmas shopping

Well it's time to think about buying Christmas presents again. I'm starting to list lots of items in my etsy shop. Small items made from handmade felt and silk. Pretty brooches, pieces to hang around the house and even some to hang on your
special tree. 
 
You can find them all at www.etsy.com/shop/Feltissimo.
 
I've just put this felt embroidered brooch on to etsy this morning.
 
 

 
 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Embroidered felt brooch, floral design by Feltissimo


My inspiration for this pretty felt brooch was the colours, hues and flowers in the countryside around me.


 I make all of my felt by hand layering wool fibres together and wet felting them so that the fibres become entangled creating a firm felt fabric.

The hand embroidery that I have added to the brooch has been created using antique and vintage recycled silk threads.

Measures approx. 7cms x 4cms / 2.8" x 1.6"

 This pretty felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag. Ideal for a Christmas gift.
Vintage fabric from an old quilt on the reverse.

The customer will receive the felt brooch packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry. Feltissimo has many years experience of shipping items. I pride myself in ensuring that all items arrive at their destination in good condition.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Felt and silk brooch in the shape of a boot. Christmas gift

A felt and silk brooch that I have made in the shape of a boot.


 When making the felt my the wet felt method I covered the merino wool with pure silk. This has given the brooch a wonderful tactile smoothness. To get a spotted pattern on the boot I needle felted afterwards which has left tiny spots over the surface where the underlying wool shows.

The hand embroidery adds further detail and I used vintage silk threads to work stem stitch and french knots.

 Brooches need to be handled quite a lot, so in order to make the brooch firm, I have sandwiched a layer of Decovil light iron interfacing between the felt front and the vintage fabric back to which I added a secure pin.

 This pretty felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag.

The customer will receive the felt brooch packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry.

Feltissimo has many years experience of shipping items. I pride myself in ensuring that all items arrive at their destination in good condition.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Lilac garden felt brooch by Feltissimo



 
 
My inspiration for for this pretty felt brooch was a country garden.

I make all of my felt by hand, using Merino wool fibres. By using the wet felting method, I get the the wool fibres to entangle together to create a firm felt fabric. The machine stitching I have used on the felt brooch has raised some areas creating small flower beds which I filled with embroidery. A variety of stitches were used using vintage recycled silk threads. Further texture was added by using 1930’s rococco ribbon flowers. I also added on this brooch two other lilac vintage flowers, to make this felt brooch unique.