Thursday, 20 November 2008


OOO! Its been very dark and gloomy here over the last few days. Just the odd flash of sunshine here and there, well more there than here.
Sneaky dog follows it around the room, it's so funny sometimes how she'll cram herself into the tiniest slither of sunshine! It's starting to escape from her in this picture, just her nose left in it!
It's been really difficult to take any decent photos, but I couldn't wait any longer, I had to just get on with it.
Here are the goodies I made.
All these new cupcake have cloves stuffed inside them, so they smell foody too.
I must admit I felt like I'd been sewing and crocheting solid for the last three week, but when I gathered every thing up, there didn't seem to be that much! Mind you I have also crocheted myself a hat, knitted a baby cardigan for a neighbours new baby and started a granny blanket! So I suppose I've not done too badly!

I made five little bunnies.
Do you remember Octobers 'friends challenge' to create a Christmas decoration from a felted woolly jumper? Well this is the rest of the felted jumper. I really enjoy hand embroidery, it's so relaxing and of course, there's the added bonus of being able to do it sat downstairs in front of the fire. Aaah! Toasty toes!

I made it into a little bag with a scrummy stripey lining, cut from a rather jazzy men's shirt I purchased from a charity shop. You can't beat a bit of recycling!

And this is the bag I've produced using the felt I made in my felting tutorial.

'Flip', this is the other side. The felt has been embellished with applique and machine embroidery.
You can't tell very well from the photo, (bad lighting, you know) but the lining is a lovely shimmery, rusty, red fabric.
You do realise of course, that I'll have nothing to show you next time! It's all here!
I'd better get on with something sharpish.
Till next time. Fi x


Pink Feather Paradise said...

Absolutely mesmerising, I love your knitting it is so perfect, and the felt bag is to die for.

I know what you mean about constantly working and you never seem to have anything tio show for it.... but we seem to keep going any way!

well done and thank you for sharing!

Mrs J said...

Hi Fiona, just wanted to say thank you for your lovely words, it means a lot.

You've been very busy again! Love all that you have created especially your 'friend's challenge' bag - adorable! You are so talented! And those bunnies are the cutest!

Sarah x

Sal said...

I love all of your handiwork! T'is beautiful.
Do you sell online? ;-)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I think those bunnies are just about the most gorgeous things I have ever seen.

Unknown said...

Saw the Fat Sheep on tv tonight, what a fabulous shop! You are so lucky to have found them.
It was so nice to see that they have their producer's interests at heart. Please pass on my good wishes for a fantastic job they are doing.

Mom of 2 Roses said...

I love what you have done with that felt purse. It's simply gorgeous! I just love your blog.

Kathryn said...

You are so clever, Your felting is just to die for. I love your bunnies. How sweet.

Alchamillamolly said...

I saw the Dales Diary last night but couldnt decide whether that was a felt picture I could see above the till. Aren't they lovely people, I have the soap and bath stuff that the lady brought into the shop - I have the ooohmilegs soap!! Hope the bunnies go - though I know they will

Lesley's Creations said...

WoW Fi! You've been soooooo busy and its all soooooo beautiful! xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Tag your it! and an award awaits you... its rather a long tag so don't worry if you don't have the time energy or inclination to do it, hope you are well

Louise said...

I have just stumbled across your wonderful blog.
Your rabbits are so lovely and the cupcakes are adorable too.
My daughter collects rabbits (or rather I collect them on her behalf) .... do you sell on the internet at all?

Greedy Nan said...

There are some lovely pics on this post, but specially the bunnies because I like them particularly. In the first pic when they're all facing away they look like they having a secret huddle about something - wonder what ...