Friday, 31 October 2008

Check Out These Hooters!!!

Firstly I would like to apologise for my terrible sense of humor and the title of this blog post. It's terribly immature and puerile... and well funny! Lets face it I do indeed have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy and am very proud of it!

Another thing I am very proud of are my new design "Hoots" the older, wiser cousins of tweets. This is the barn hoot design... I also have snowy hoots and tawny hoots but I like these guys best of all my new designs. They have a very wistful expression and the colour combination is really successful too. I also spent today building a lovely new shelving unit for my creations, flat pack furniture and me are not best friends but the resulting shelvage wasn't as bad as my wood working skills usually produce so I'm happy... even if it is a little wonky and the Tweets and Hoots have to cling on!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Felty Fame!!!

Well... Having just got over my surprise magazine fame what should happen but I have received some bloggage from House of Mouse AKA For the Love of Cute!
The House Of Mouse
is a fab etsy store run by Anna living in The Netherlands, Europe since 2003. I love her little mouse friends all hand stitched by Anna. Each has it's very own personality ranging from super mice and star wars mice to chefs and angels, any mouse you can think of really! My current faves are her Dangerous mice... I love anything cute with a slightly sick sense of humour to it! Axel the executioner mouse even has his very own "victim"! And what cold hearted person could resist a Frankenmouse... look at that neck bolt... isn't he fab?

Saturday, 18 October 2008


And look what was pointed out to me at the workshop!!! Yep... that is this self same blog in Interweave Magazine... which i have, have read and not noticed my famooseness!!! How silly am I?

Nuno Felting Workshop

Today I attended a nuno felting work shop run by Jenny Pepper at Hutton Buschel village hall, near Scarborough.
Despite feeling really rubbish (no sleep, bit of a cold) I had a good day, the hall and village were lovely. We experimented with nuno and made our own nuno scarf. As you'll see in my previous posts I have done nuno before but it was kinda new to me since we were using a method which involved beating the crap out of defenseless bits of fabric!

I decided to forgo my tradional blacks and greys and go for some thing bright and bubbly. I fell in love with this hot pink. It's hard to tell from the photo's but it was almost neon... totally lush! I was thinking about jelly fish when i picked the colours and I'm really happy with the final result!

The best part was throwing the scarf really hard at the table! I have a lot of anger issues and it really helped me work thru them! I also learned how to make these lovely long tassels/tentacles/fringing for the edge of the scarf.... It was good fun whipping them about to get them to felt properly! Will take some pictures with my lovely dummy so you can see the full effects a some point... but for now... here is the finished product. Swanky Huh? Don't think i will be able to let this one go either!!!Also just behind the hall was this lovely little shed... gorgeous isn't it... i plan on moving in there soon! Heck it can't be colder then my flat!