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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Ouch!

I've been doing quite a bit of felting recently, so it had to happen... a big ouch, well to be fair, it was more of an almost ouch!

After my first experience with felting and those very sharp and barbed needles, tissues and plasters, I learnt my lesson fast. I bought myself some leather finger protectors, one goes on my thumb and the other on my index finger. I've had them a while now so the leather is nice and comfortable. Anyway, they saved my poor finger last night



If that was in my finger, I don't think I would have let Andy take a picture!




As you can see, I've been doing a bit of felting. I wanted to use a pretty gravy jug I'd found in a charity shop. It doesn't have it's saucer anymore and needed a bit of love




A little farmhouse with the washing blowing in the wind.






 A little bush with pink flowers next to the house.




A hedge with a garden gate and a path leading to the house.




That was my bit of fun for the day (and watching Strictly of course), now back to the boxes and putting up the decorations for Christmas. It's looking a bit too chaotic for my liking at the moment, I think we may have collected too many decorations over the years, never thought I'd say that! I just want it up now so the boxes can be put away again and there are lots of twinkling lights and pretty things to look at.

Have you put up your tree and decorations yet?

Take care
xxx


29 comments:

  1. Ouch! That would have hurt your finger.
    I love your felting. It is so perfect. You are very clever!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, yes I was very glad for the protection xx

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  2. Oh that is so cute. I love it!!
    Good thing for the finger protector. That would have been painful.
    No, still haven't gotten the tree up.

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    1. We have the tree up now, just the bits and bobs to finish off xx

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  3. GLad you had finger protection, that one would have gone in deep. Love your felted projects.

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    1. Thank you, it's the little barbs on them that makes it so sore when you prick yourself xx

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  4. Thank goodness for finger protectors! I love the way you create these amazing felted landscapes. It's beautiful! Pat

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  5. For a a minute I thought it was your finger! I'm reading on my phone so the picture is small. I love the felting. Card should be with you in the next couple of days. 🎄 x

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    1. Ooh thank you, yours should arrive Monday or Tuesday xx

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  6. Oh my your gorgeous details in your felting are amazing. How on earth did you do such tiny and exquisite details. It is all so adorable. The jug is a perfect 'bottom' for your lovely little farmhouse, fence, hedge and flowers.......! Good luck with all those Christmas decorations.

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    1. Thank you, I love the design on the jug, it's so pretty xx

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  7. Beautiful project, it looks amazing. Like you I have made a start on the décor but not yet completed, hopefully it will get finished today.

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    1. It seems to take longer each year, it is fun putting it up, it's taking it all down afterwards that isn't as much fun xx

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  8. I absolutely love your felting creations, so amazing and beautiful. It doesn't bear thinking what your finger would have suffered without that protector.........I've always wanted to try working with felted wool and just yesterday I felted a wool shawl I knitted some time ago, it was far too itchy and scratchy for me to wear or gift, and I'm thinking it may make a lovely projects bag........I have a fear of those needles used for felting so will probably not venture there.

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    1. That sounds an exciting project, a felted projects bag sounds good xx

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  9. Hello Cheryl - a lucky escape there! Good thing you had those protectors! Love what you are doing with your gravy jug - very pretty!
    As for Christmas decorations, ours are going up now. More dusting, Bah Hunbug!!
    Have a lovely day,
    Lynda xx

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  10. Ooooh made me shiver just looking at that finger, protected or not. love the jug. We'll be putting up the tree some time this week. all the boxes are taking up a corner in the lounge waiting while we relocate firewood in another corner and prepare it for the tree

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  11. Pretty! So imaginative!
    Yes, I've been decorating and now for some baking.

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  12. I can hardly bear to look. Ouch indeed.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Awww, they're so cute and pretty, I love things in miniature. I don't like to think what your finger would have looked without the protection, those barbed needles are vicious.

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  14. It looked like it was your actual finger that got pricked from the first photo. Phew! Thank goodness for finger protectors! You've created another lovely scene using another thrifted find. So clever and creative.
    We haven't put up any decorations yet except for our Advent calendar. We'll get our tree and get the boxes down from the loft one day next week. x

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  15. Oh dear, that sounds very painful. I wonder if thumb protectors would be the way to go for my pillocky husband! The trees went up towards the end of last week, two days to decorate here, so many decorations collected over the years isn't there x

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  16. I love the little gravy boat farm! I've seen this done with teacups, but the gravy boat gives you a bit more room. Love all the details ... so cute ;)
    Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a lovely comment! Enjoy your week.
    Wendy

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  17. My Christmas decor was up by late November! Glad you didn't hurt yourself. Your felt creations are too cute!

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  18. Oh I love this one even more than the sheep and I didn't think that was possible. Love the washing line!
    No decs or tree up here as yet, our chaos will start tomorrow.
    Lisa x

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  19. Beautiful! I love your felting. I had a go at it earlier in the year and got frustrating because it didn't quite turn out how I wanted. I plan on giving it another go in the New Year.

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  20. The cottage is brilliant! I am a sucker for anything house-ish. But poor finger! You are quite right, the protectors are a good idea.
    My tree and decorations are up at last. We lost a couple of weeks with our guinea pig being ill/dying. Nobody felt particularly like calling it Christmas. But we're getting there slowly. And life goes on...

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