Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A Mouse for Mum.

At long last I've finally made a felt picture for my Mum. It's not that I haven't wanted to or that she hasn't wanted one but demands elsewhere got in the way last year. So this year I was determined that for her birthday I would make her a felt picture of her own. 

It had to be a little animal as she loves nature especially the wildlife that visits her garden. It's always full of birds and she and my Dad have a couple of squirrels that visit. Last year there was also a cute little field mouse that would visit looking for bird food that had fallen to the floor, so there was no doubt which little animal I should choose. 

This one tested my patience though. It nearly ended up in the bin on a couple of occasions but I don't like to be beaten and once you've invested hours of work in a piece it seems silly to abandon it, much better to persevere and strive to make it right...and I'm so glad I did. It wasn't until the very end, after the felt had dried and I was adding the whiskers that I was happy with it.

Till next time
love Fi x

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, Fiona and lovely texture in the flowers. Your Mum must be thrilled.Anne x

Connie said...

It is adorable . . . you are so talented . . . I know that your Mum loves it:)

KC'sCourt! said...

WOW! gorgeous, it is beautiful
Julie xxxxxx

Granny's Button Box said...

Fi, it's one of your best, sooooo sweet. Lucky mum. Sharon x

**Anne** said...

It's so beautiful. You are a very talented lady.
Anne xx

Gorete Cerdeira said...

It´s wonderful!!

Twiglet said...

The little mouse is beautiful and I love the way you have created the frothy cow parsley x Jo

Winwick Mum said...

He's just beautiful. Definitely the sort of mouse you'd be happy to have in your house! :-) xx

Susan Smith said...

Oh, so cute, clever girl. I do hope your Mum loves it and the fluffy cow parsley just makes it. Well done. Take care.

Hazel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Fiddly Fingers said...

I can't imagine what went wrong. It is wonderful as all your work is. Your mum will be thrilled to bits :)

julzcrafts.com said...

This is yet another adorable picture - smile

Glad to see WOW have you as a featured artist!

Can I invite you and anyone who sees this comment to come over to julzcrafts.com - I am currently looking for contributions to A Gallery of Your Work - this is an open invitation running to the end of May - or longer depending on how much interest there is - smile

http://julzcrafts.com/2015/05/03/a-gallery-of-your-work-please-contribute-to-it/

thanks and hope your Mum liked her picture!

Betty said...

It's beautiful, your mum will be so pleased. You are a perfectionist!

Tinaspice said...

WOW!! It's beautiful - your Mum must be very happy!!
I hope we get to see your little mouse as a print and some cards??...
Keep up the good work,
Tina xx

... Bimbi said...

She will love that! I know I would....

Bimbi x

Marty said...

What a delightful gift for your mum. The little mouse is so sweet -- such soulful eyes! Another beautiful piece of work.

Lyn said...

it is beautiful...lucky mum! xxx

Winifred said...

Absolutely gorgeous. SO glad you didn't throw it away.

Lyn said...

So cute! Love the colours too.

Toffeeapple said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, I don't know how you manage to make your creatures look so alive but you seem to do it with ease. I bet you Mum was thrilled skinny!

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koi seo said...

SO glad you didn't throw it away.


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