Thursday, March 12, 2009

The birds and the bees...and a needle felted ladybug too.


Whenever I have a spare moment I do a little bit of needle felting on some springtime critters. I really enjoy this craft because it fits well for me, I can do a bit then go off to do something else and come back to it easily. There is no remembering where I am on a pattern or trying to recall where I finished - it is a good craft for a slapdasher such as myself. The ladybug and bee pictured above are so quick and easy to do. I also made a ladybug to attach to a bobbypin as a hair decoration for a special young friend who loves critters as much as I do.
And look Katherine, I found another use for my thimble besides making thimble cookies. Who knew it had so many uses. ;-)

I think my favourite thing to make so far is birds. I love watching (and listening to) Chickadees so I thought it only right to have one to go with the needle felted blackbird for my wreath.

10 comments:

Garnetrose said...

I love your work. They give me the 'warm fuzzies' looking at that them. *s*

Amy said...

I know you say you're a "slapdasher," but if that's true, then you're a true prodigy! These are adorable. :)

Rebecca said...

I love that Chickadee! They are all adorable, but that one is my very favourite. Ever!

Farmgirl said...

Your felted creations are wonderful! I just love them all. Thanks for leaving a comment on my kitchen garden blog about your pears. I have another pear question for you - could you please email me when you have a chance? farmgirlfare AT gmail DOT com
Thanks! : )

Mary-Sue said...

oh, Heather. i can't wait to see this wreath!!! your creations are truly incredible. and let me tell you, there's never been a more beloved ladybug! will you pleeeeeease show me how to do these? i agree, you must be a prodigy, and i'm afraid i'll only find it terribly frustrating after 'believing' you how easy these creations are, but i must try. i must. i must.

this is my patch said...

Your needlefelts are just so cute. It must be quite tricky to make everything to such small scale. x

Katherine said...

Great felted critters and flowers, Heather! I especially adore the chickadee and ladybug - so cute.

Looks like your thimble has been very busy. Nice to know that it's able to be so diverse in its skills. hee hee

Heather said...

Thanks so much for all of your comments. It has been such a fun little project to do. I see lots more needle-felting in my future. ;-) I can see some little felted critters going quite nicely in the boys' Easter baskets.

Mothering From the Heart said...

Lovely chickadee. I've been making lots of bunnies for Easter. You can see them on my website - http://martylayne.com/Toys.php. I used Garth William's illustrations from Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise as inspiration.

Needle felting is so much fun!

Anne said...

These creations and your wreath are absolutely lovely. My favourite is the pot of flowers.