Wednesday, 23 September 2009


As you all know I'm into recycling in a big way, not only with the antiques and recycled fabrics at Rag Rescue but I also subscribe to 'Freecycle'. I'm always on the look out for items for the home and for myself. My latest acquisition was a Rohan sleeveless fleece pullover, which I bought in a charity shop for £1.50. It is in perfect condition, I don't think it has ever been worn. I wanted something to keep me wark whilst at the antique fairs.The trouble was it was a dark grey, not a colour I normally go for, but at that price I couldn't resist it. I got it home and out came my felting wools. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to go about felting it on the embellisher as I had never felted a made up item before.
Here it is, see what you think, I'm rather pleased with it.

I was a bit short of time as life is rather hectic at the moment but when I have more time I think I will felt the back as well and perhaps do some machine embroidery on it.

Monday, 14 September 2009

My first machine embroidered felt landscape.

My second attempt at machine embroidery on felt.

I've been a little more adventurous this time. I was worried about the small size of the machine stitches but I think it has worked out quite well. I really must get the pedal looked at as it only goes at a fast speed.

The little flowers on the left are cut out from a late 18th century piece of fabric that was very distressed. I puched them into the base felt with the embellisher.

I also worked some hand embroidery onto the flowers to give more texture and added some handmade lace for further effect.

Finally the sky. With the use of net and coloured wools I am rather pleased with the effect. Skies are always a problem for me but this one seems OK.

Friday, 4 September 2009


Just look what popped through my letter box yesterday.

These two wonderful ATC's came all the way from the USA.
was having a 'giveaway' as it was her 4th year anniversary blog.
I won the 2nd prize.
Thank you Micki, they are absolutely divine, I shall treasure them.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Yes I really was working but thought I'd have a little pleasure as well.
This morning I went to view an auction in Cumbria. Not wanting to pay parking charges I parked some distance away in a favourite spot of mine. To get to the village I then can walk along a little path up hill past the most wonderful scenery.
Armed with my camera I snapped as I went along.

Fortunately I had my raincoat with me as the sky looked ominous and I was glad because the heavens opened on my return back to the car.

On a brighter note and once I had dried off I decided to download the photo's and play around on photoshop in the hope that I would get some inspiration for my future felting.
I'm really pleased I did as I think they have turned out pretty well even though I say it myself.

Now all I have to do is achieve some buys at the auction tomorrow and Thursday. Well I can always live in hope. Fingers crossed that the prices don't go too high.