I've decided that starting something new is what other people do, but every now and then I feel brave........
I think I may have taken up felting. I'm not sure, because its time consuming (which is why I love it) and takes up space (which is why I dont want to do it), but its absorbing and creative.........and fun. So I'm sharing a little of my journey because it COULD be the start of something big (but I may have to move house to fit it in).
It starts with lovely soft wool in cloud-like hanks, and after a lot of elbow grease, water, and lots of guidance from the other people in my class I ended up with a pansy I love and a scarf that really could be a bit longer, but I'll fix that next time.
Here's the proof:
|Raw materials and a test piece to make button holes.|
|Part of the scarf (the best bit!!)|
|An unfinished pansy|
Love to see what you've just begun.........
Electra here Chat NOir has challenged me greatly, and what I have done is made a LO to convince myself to take better care of myself physically. It could be in any number of ways, but I've chosen one is particular.
Jana here and I have decided to take a deep breath, and just jump in. I have seen these wonderful "Weekender" bags all over the sewing world lately. I got the chance to see one in person at a quilt guild meeting and they are BIG. Too big for me. So I kind of sighed a bit in relief and forgot about them. THEN, I saw THIS PATTERN in Craftsy, and I just knew that I would have to make it for this challenge.
I used my purple, blue and green scraps strips. Love how it looks.
Just large enough for a magazine and a project or two.
I had never made a project used quilted pieces. It was a challenge getting all of the pieces to get through the sewing machine, but I DID it. And I love it. The pattern calls for piping. I tried it. I had to rip it all out and re-do the bag. I don't like piping. It isn't my friend. But I never would have known if I hadn't tried it.
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