Sunday, 13 February 2011

Adventures In Needle Felting

Well I went to the Brighton Show on Friday and despite my best efforts to restrain myself from buying new stash and investigating new crafts I ended up with a pile of new stash and a new craft to try out. You guessed it I bought a Needle Felting Kit! In fairness I have looked at this craft before but always thought it looked a bit complicated and time consuming, but the demonstrators made it look fairly easy and were more than happy to answer my many many questions.

The kit I bought enabled me to make keyrings. Now don't ask me why, but I got it into my head that I didn't want to make the keyring that I had instructions for but wanted to make an owl for my bag! So I had a google and found this video on youtube and a couple of other tutorials that convinced me it was do-able and off I went.

This is the end result, not too bad for a first ever attempt. I know it's far from perfect, but the great thing is I know what I did wrong and have started to get a feel for how the fibre works, so hopefully my next project will be much better.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything but a card


  1. Oh Claire he is the sweetest little thing!

    Well done you on having a go and not even using the guidelines for the kit that you bought!!

    Now just remember: an owl is for life, not just for handbags! lol!

    Keryn x

  2. Wow Claire he is soooo beautiful!!!! i can't see any fault with it at all. Good to try new things. I was gutted not getting to the Brighton show! the only thing consoling me is that i am booked up to go to Ally Pally in April on coach, yay! im an Ally Pally virgin im afraid!!!. Thankyou for your beautiful message hun, i promise to look after myself ok. Beautiful cards and creations on your lovely blog hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

  3. Hi hun,
    I have so much respect hun, my efforts at anything like this leave me pulling my hair out...

    I was never crafty, how I came about making cards is beyond me because the many crafts I have tried has alway's ended in tears....

    I envy your talent hun, your a natural!!!

  4. Oh this is so cute!! Don't know what you have done wrong but he looks adorable to me xx

  5. Well I think this is the cutest Owl.Well done it's

  6. soooo cute! you clever lady

  7. thats a lovely owl - hes really cute - and as a first attempt at a new craft he looks very good - you may have found a new passion!

  8. He's cute! Hard to resist buying anything at a craft show!

  9. He's fabulous - no way would I think he was your first effort. Am resisting investigating further.... resisting. Already to long a list after going round the OWOH blogs :P

    I'll blame you if I cave ;)

  10. He is very cute! Great first effort

  11. Love this cute little - what a great first attempt. You've done a wonderful job.

  12. Sorry, should read 'cute little owl'.

  13. OMGosh he is the cutest...Fabulous are so brave to give this new craft a try! I wouldn't have dared to try this as it does look sooooo complicated! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  14. What a cutie, not heard of needle felting before.


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