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.

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.