felted wool cat

I was bad last week and I didn’t update the blog even once… sorry!  I am working on a few things, but I seem to have hit roadblocks on every project I’ve started lately and that combined with some unexpected busyness in real life means I haven’t gotten a whole lot of sewing done.

My mum recently started to learn how to felt wool, to make little creatures and such, so I gave that a try with her today.  Here’s my first crack at it.

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If you’re wondering what it’s supposed to be, it’s an evil kitty sitting on a flying cloud.  He flies around and sees into your soul with his empty, sinister eyes.  Anyhow, not too bad for my first attempt at this felting stuff – although I did poke enough holes in my fingers to make a sieve in the process.

Anime Central is coming up in mid-May already – yikes!  It really crept up on me!  I’m going with my little sister again this year and I’ve been planning, but not working on our costumes yet.  I’ll be making two for her, at least one for me, and one for my other sister, who’s going to come and hang out with us for a day.  So I’ve got quite a lot to do in the next few weeks – I’ve just started one of the costumes but I’m not very far yet, because of, as I said, unexpected roadblocks.  I’m hoping to get a good start with what remains of this week, because I’m going to be out of town my next off-week, and after that, it’s April already!

petit oiseau bleu

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I actually made this forever ago – it was around the same time as this one; I was doing a theme.  Last weekend I found a bag of embroidery stuff in my bedroom and this little surprise was inside!  I had forgotten about it!  I think I meant to redo the knots, but lost track of it.  I can’t get the hang of french knots.