Saturday, 3 January 2015

Promise not to laugh?

Among my lovely Christmas presents was this felting kit.  I have never tried this way of felting before so approached it with trepidation.   My poor hare looks very much the worse for wear and there are all sorts of things wrong with him, but I found making him quite a therapeutic process.  It would have been nice to have some spare fleece to practice on first, and although the printed instructions were very clear, the photos of each stage of working were so small - only about an inch square - it was difficult to pick up on any detail.  

Now, you aren't laughing, are you?!!

Our impatient cherry tree is already putting out little clumps of blossom, as is the forsythia.  Apologies for the poor photo but I couldn't walk on the lawn for a better shot as it is waterlogged.
The spring bulbs are all pushing up and yesterday I saw buds on early daffodils and a clump of primroses in bloom.  I know we still have a couple of months of winter to get through, but it lifts the spirit to contemplate the sight of all those lovely spring flowers to come.

I have been very naughty and enjoyed a bit of online shopping for craft materials.  If you remember me saying that I am not buying anything else until I have used what I already have - just forget it!  I'll show you the goodies when they arrive.

Until then, keep dry, and warm, and well.

10 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes, that hare does look a bit emaciated Heather, but it is still obviously a hare, so well done. I see you also have Portmeirion china - I have it and love it.
It is surprising what is out in the garden if you search, isn't it. It always pleases me - it'll be snowdrops next.

Charlton Stitcher said...

Ah the lure of online craft materials ... irresistible! Enjoy them when they arrive.

Carol Q said...

I'm so sorry Heather, I started cackling at your hare and then read your comment about not laughing - still chuckling here! He looks great next to the Portmeirion - so full of character! Nice to see some blossom even if it is a bit early. So glad we're past the shortest day. Hope you have a very good 2015.

Jackie said...

Its Ok. Its head is good..just a bit..er skinny. Buts its a lean time for wildlife. Well done. Its better than I could do.

The Bug said...

I love your hare! He looks like he could jump right into Winnie-the-Pooh :)

Oh boy am I with you on the craft materials. I'm thinking of starting a project that will require 24 skeins of yarn - yikes! But at least I don't have to get them all at one time...

sharon young said...

Well I love your hare Heather, I think he's got oodles of charicter, well done, if he was mine I'd call him Charlie after Charlie Chaplin, :-)
I haven't seen any signs of spring yet, I'm very envious.

Gina said...

Yes, I did laugh but I think he's rather fun and full of character.

Toffeeapple said...

I love your hare, he is an individual!

BumbleVee said...

I'm not laughing at all... nor will anybody who has done any felting I'm sure....

...but, I am curious .... what is different about the felting ..?

Penny said...

Actually I rather Like him, hares always look a bit long and thin.