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Saturday, 21 February 2015

German Shepherd and sockies.




 I wonder if you can guess what this German Shepherd is made of? I'll tell you! It's a dry needlefelted 'painting' made by my eldest daughter. This is her first try in this medium as usually she works with paints. But after seeing my wool stash and some photos on the net she wanted to have a go. We were amazed at how well she has done this picture. It looks like a painting! Needless to say that my wool felting stash has somewhat depleted as she has squirreled them off to her house along with the needles to go with it.
 In a temporary frame on my mantlepiece. She will be doing commissions if anyone is interested in having a doggy/cat/pet portrait.

This is one of my makes of the week. Two little sockies, can't help making them occasionally! Cute little monkey socks and a cheerful flower pattern. Best of mates as you can see! (not ce marked, so not for kiddies) We have needed our hats and scarfs this week as it has been a tad chilly.

                                                   The cheeky triplets made from some scraps of baby socks.
Getting cosy in the furry blanket.


Does my bum look big with this heart on! haha.

That's all for this week folks, see you soon. x

This weeks linkys are:
planetpenny.co.uk
.lucyblossomcrafts.co.uk/blog
the-chicken-chick
.thededicatedhouse.com
/ivyandelephants.blogspot

Sunday, 8 February 2015

2 Gorgeous presents.

Who doesn't just love home crafted items......I do a LOT.

I received two gorgeous presents last week. The first one is hand painted in watercoloursby my eldest daughter and is pretty large. 4 doggie friends together. They all get along fabulously and as they all live nearby they have lots of meet ups for runs and fun.
The lighting was a bit dull at the time and had a bit of a blue cast over this photo.

We changed the frame to this wooden one which fitted better than the white one. I might paint this one white at a later date. Now it's up over the mantel, although we put it up a little higher in the end tho so it cleared the ornaments a bit better.

You might wonder who these doggies are. So from left to right is Logan (son of Archie and Nikki) Jazz the cocker spaniel (Uncle Jazz to Logan!) he lives with daughter. Our Archie and Nikki is laying down (Logan/Nikki live together with another daughter.

The doggies were painted from 4 different photos by eldest daughter and I absolutely LOVE it.

Next from Nikki's owner is this fab cushion. (daughter no2)  A caricature of Archie.

That wording is so right!! haha. I did wonder why daughter No2 was taking particular interest in my stash pile and whisking them away, but I was duped into thinking she was still working on a pressie for her friend. (which she was)


 
Archie is a bit peeved about not being allowed to sit on them tho as he thinks cos they got his picture on that it was made for him. No chance Archie!!

As I wasn't using my felting equipment at the time I casually let my eldest  'borrow' them to see whether she could felt a 'painting' what she came up with is simply amazing but you will have to wait till next time to see the results......sorry!

At this rate my large amount of stash will be de-stashed, maybe I will hang my crafty hands up and retire......or maybe not!

Hope you like and they are both taking orders, you can email me with enquiries.

That's all for now folks and this weeks linky parties are;
.lucyblossomcrafts.
ivyandelephants.blogspot
.thededicatedhouse
.craftsalamode.com
planetpenny.co.uk