Friday, 28 December 2012

Keeping Busy.....

I have mixed emotions about the Christmas holidays - whilst it is great to have everyone home and lots of family times, I'm also conscious that this is time when I am not at the day job and could be crafting!  Selfish?  Just a little, maybe.  I still have that painting bouncing around in the back of my mind, desperate to get itself on paper, yet I can't get near my desk at the moment let alone get started.

I have managed to get a couple of things done, one of which is this little fish.  Usually these are knitted with crochet cotton and are miniscule - I wondered what would happen if I knitted one in DK yarn on normal sized needles.  Quite cute I felt - this is already earmarked to be sent elsewhere.
Someone in the house bought himself a Kindle, so it seemed a good opportunity to finally make something out of the bizarre John Deere fabric I bought in Boston a couple of years ago.
Now the Kindle is safe and warm for those long journeys!

I was given a small needlefelt kit for Christmas...oh dear!  Whilst I love the results of needlefelting and hold anyone who can do it in utmost admiration, I worry about the consequences should I have a go.
I mean, look at the size of those needles!  And it requires a stabbing motion...towards the other hand.  It can only end in disaster - I ended up in the Emergency Room framing a picture once.  Watch this space.....

1 comment:

Magpie Magic said...

Love your little fish... :-) Cute. Needle felting is not quite as dangerous as it seems and whilst I can see how framing a picture (glass and things) could get you in the hospital, I don't think needlefelting will. Just be gentle until you get a feel for it. You could also try it with a sponge in the hand you're stabbing towards, that would give you a little cushion of safety. Have fun. xoxo