Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Over the past few weeks I have been nominated for the sunshine award by Creative Bumble Bee and NarkeyMarkey. Creative Bumble Bee also nominated me for the Kreative Award :)
Thanks guys, it's always nice to know that people are reading and appreciating my blog. Many of the people I would nominate already seemed to have received the award and I find it so difficult to choose just a few from my ever expanding list of blogs I subscribe to, so I'm just going to list 5 random blogs I read that contain the word felt. Go take a peek there's lots of inspiring work to get you in the mood for felting.

Studio Felter
The Felted Garden
Wool, Felt and Textiles
Daily Felt
Deeply Felt Studios

I have also had my Little Birdies featured on Following the Wind, thank you Brigitte.

Talking of Birdies, I have just listed the first of my new Little Bird Brooch Kits on Etsy. The kit makes two brooches in co-ordinating colours and they come in a smart little tin. I'm hoping to get some more colours listed soon, but probably not until after half term as I need to make and dye some more felt.

Friday, February 12, 2010

and the winners are....

Just a quick post to announce the winners before I get ready for a Mum's night out. Thank you to all those who entered and all the lovely comments about my work, I really appreciate it. With the help of Afra, my daughter has picked the two lucky winners,

Number 2 which was Anna Bee and number 27 which was Sarah.

Friday, February 05, 2010


Oh dear, I really seem to be neglecting my blog at the moment, can you see the cobwebs and dust gathering in the corners. I'm happy to say it's becasue I have been very busy in the studio working on some new lines of work. Here are a few:

Afra is my latest monster bag. I've tried to improve the shape and style of my bags and I think Afra is an improvement on her predecessors, she has a nice chunky handle and a magnetic clasp, and is made from natural grey merino. I've listed Afra in my Etsy shop. The price of my monster bags has gone up quite a bit as they really do take a long time to make and I'm going to have them available for wholesale at the BCTF in April.

I've also been working on these little heart brooches (as it's February). They are needle felted from Norwegian wool, I just love the colours.

And finally, I have re designed my felted flower brooch kits. Last week I supplied some to the York Quilt Museum and Gallery, they have some beautiful felted tunics exhibited at the moment which are well worth a visit. I've also listed some on folksy and etsy. As promised I'm going to give two kits to two lucky blog readers, just leave a comment and I'll draw two winners at random on Friday the 12th of February.