Wednesday, May 18, 2011

...from the needlefelted garden

This past week, I've been crafting some needlefelted summer fruits and vegetables for a swap...

This was a joyous project, and it's made me realize how much I have grown as a needlefelter since I began last spring.
My very first needlefelted figure, 2010...
  What surprised me was how time consuming it was to detail each piece...

Sewing on the stems...

Shaping the green bell pepper to make it look realistic. (I wrapped a strand of thread around the outside to give the appearance of 4 sections.)

Felting each piece tightly enough so they were suitable for play...

I've been knitting a soft case for my recorder which I will hopefully finish and seam up soon.
The yarn is nice to work with; Soy Wool Stripes by Pattons, and I always enjoy knitting with knit picks harmony wood interchangeable circular needles! Slick!

As for books, I've been singing my way through "Dancing as we Sing", and it's fantastic.
Our new favorite song is Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow!
The book is full of circle games, finger plays, and seasonal songs to enjoy together:)
Poor W is suffering a bruised nose from rough housing with Daddy..
(he was hit in the bridge of the nose with a water bottle)
It's been quite a week...


  1. The needle-felting is great ... gorgeous work!

    I love the soft-case for the recorder ... a great quick gift for musicians!

  2. Love the needle felting! Isn't it fun to look back and see how your work and skills have progressed!

    We also love that song and have not sung it in a long time. Thanks for reminding me about it!

  3. I just love your needle felted food.
    Warm wishes,

  4. I, too, enjoy Pattons soy wool and have used it to knit up a few hats in the past. Thanks for the inspiration you've given by sharing the case your working up for your recorder -- such a great idea! Blessings, ~Lisa

  5. Beautiful work! The book you mentioned sounds really good. I'll have to check it out.

  6. Oh, Rebecca! I LOVE the fruits and veggies! I know O will be delighted! I finished W's longies this morning and they're drying as I type. I hope you love them!

  7. Beautiful needle felting. I love the recorder case. Such pretty colors.

  8. Those veggies (and fruits) are too cute! I just started some play food for Eoghan too, I am not as skilled as you are with felt though, your green pepper is amazing!

  9. Great work!
    That yarn is so warm! Looking good!

  10. Love your needle felting--and I am hoping to get the Harmony needles for my next birthday/Christmas present!

  11. Beautiful work, as always! Sorry about your babe's bruised li'l nose, my daughter is rockin a few facial marks from play herself this week (we had one of those 'let's give mama gray hairs' days, lol).

  12. Your needle felting is just gorgeous! And I love the recorder case too.
    My wee one seems to get injuries from rough housing with her Daddy too, I have stopped watching as it scares me to death! good for boundry setting though I guess ?!

  13. your seasonal needle felting looks great! I haven't done any in quite a while, now I've got the itch.

  14. I am a new follower! Found you through Ginny's Yarn Along! Love your needle felted fruit. :)

  15. Love the felted food! Do you recommend any resources for learning to needle felt? I've been muddling my way along, and it just seems like I'm missing something...


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