Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Felt Flower Brooches and a Secret Felt Wall Hanging.

 Hi, are you ready for a bit of wet felt overload today, lol. I can finally show you this felt wall hanging I made for my friends 40th birthday. 
 And some felted brooches that I've been selling in my local art gallery. OO! nearly forgot to mention some very exciting news, do you remember my 'Meadow' felt wall hanging that I posted about recently? Well a couple of weeks ago a lovely lady bought it to hang in her lounge. Oh the delicious warm feeling that a total (but lovely) stranger has fallen in love with something that I've made and likes it enough to want to gaze upon it every day! Priceless!
 Anyway back to wispy felt flower brooches.
 These peacocky coloured ones are something new for me, I hardly ever work in blues, I'm very much a pink girl.
 They take an absolute age to make (well it feels that way) each individual petal has to worked between my fingers until it's felted.
 But it's worth it in the end.
 They seem very popular at the gallery.
 Now to the 'secret' felt wall hanging.
 I made this for my lovely friends 40th birthday. 
 Lots of curly wurly wool tops on this one, and some sparkly sequins to make it shimmer as the light catches it.
 It's not too large... after all, she may not actually like it. She may decide to hanging it in the loo. You've got to think of these things, lol.
 Well it's time to go now so I shall leave you with a sneaky peek of my current felty offering. Here's a pic of me grappling with it on the kitchen table. It's waaay bigger than my bamboo blind can cope with, I'm on the look out for a 3 or 4 foot wide one. 
Right, back to the sewing machine. 
Thanks for dropping by. 
love Fi x


Anonymous said...

Lucky friend, beautiful present.

chocolatefrog said...


Annie said...

What a fab coloection of felty goodies Fi. Congrats on the sale of your last gorgeous pic and here's to the next one.
A x

Twiglet said...

Brilliant news on your big picture sale. I am not surprised - because your felted pics are so beautiful. I have tried making a slightly larger pic but seem to have got a bit bogged down with it!!! Too much of everything and I might even chop it in half - madness!!! I often see bigger bamboo blinds at our local car boot - if its really cheap it might be worth popping one in the post for you?
x Jo

Kay said...

Such a gorgeous present, you have a very lucky friend.

Maggie Ann said...

I really like seeing the lovely things you make! And I want to tell you that I appreciate the felting tutorial you have up. I'm getting ready to give it a try. Thank you! =)

Betty said...

Your friend is sooooo lucky! and your brooches are really different - I love them.

Kim said...

Your craft fascinates me. I love the flowers and the picture - well wow, what a very lucky lady your friend is!

The Weaver of Grass said...

So pleased you sold that felt wall hanging Fi - it certainly was lovely. Glad also that your brooches are going well = I think people like small things to take home as presents if they are away on holiday.
Looks as though the weather is looking up towards the weekend - can't come too soon for us up here can it?

mags said...

Of course she will love the wall hanging - who wouldn't Love the broaches and the blue is a triumph so keep doing it! Your lovely work really doesn't reflect the rather gloomy wet days - its like some sunshine.

daydream in colour said...

Beautiful as usual. You have one very lucky friend who I know will love it. As for hanging things in the loo, sometimes it's the best place for them as people actually take the time to gaze upon it. LOL!
xx Susan

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, wow and wow! What fabulous felting, so vibrant and alive. Your flower brooches are lovely, so cheery in this drab summer :)

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Mum (Twiglet)said I would love your felting - it's really lovely and the brooches are too - we went on a wet felting course but I have been too busy at work to have time to play - one day!! x M

Carol said...

Love your brooches. What a beautiful felt picture for your friend.
Carol xx

Tea with Prudence said...

Lovely work there Fi.

Im into making brooches at the mo' too, crochet ones though. But I did needle felt some of the centres, which was great fun.

I admire your felted pictures.


sandiart said...

WOW, nothing else to say really.....everything is soooo beautiful and the brooches are scrumptious Fi. Great news on your big felt being sold.
xx Sandi