Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Addiction

I am now officially addicted to a new craft. I'm becoming one of those folks who fondles and drools over soft tufts of colorful wool roving. A year ago, I didn't even know what roving was. I blame KitLane, AngelKissesAlaska and a host of other Etsy friends who shall remain nameless. (You know who you are!) KitLane makes adorable needlefelted creatures. This one lives with me. AngelKissesAlaska is also a needlefelter. Her little acorns and squashes and pumpkins are so sweet! And, they have both been very generous with the advice and encouragement.

Actually, I've wanted to give needlefelting a try for over a year. I bought this kit last November, thinking I might actually finish it for Easter. Well, I finished it for Easter. Easter 2009. Last night, I finally opened up the cute little carryout container it came in and gave it a go. I'm pretty stinkin' pleased with the results! Wonder of wonders, it actually looks like a bunny. And it was supposed to look like a bunny! Now, I find this totally amazing, because I can't draw and I'm not all that good with the playdoh, so it was surprising to me that I could sculpt a respectable looking bunny out of wool.

This afternoon, I placed an order with The Felted Ewe. I ordered a foam mat (I actually removed the foam sole from a perfectly good pair of slippers so I could make my bunny), some beads to use for eyes and several different colors of woving. Lil' Kay wants me to make a shark, and I'd like to try some dinosaurs. Now I'm just waiting impatiently for my order to get here. I have some white roving left over from the bunny, but I'm not sure what to make with it. Snowman? Polar bear? Albino lizard?

7 comments:

Estela said...

I just learned how to needlefelt in class! I would be addicted but I can't find good supplies in town :(

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great job you did..That is wonderful..What a happy bunny..

Beth said...

That is adorable! I have lots of little babies around me. Maybe I should learn a new craft too!

kim* said...

no idea what roving s lol

Kylie B said...

I can soo understan why you have fallin in LOVe with this craft it is addictive!

Kari said...

That is seriously one of the cutest little bunnies I've ever seen! Great job!

Anonymous said...

That is a great bunny! I am impressed! Now, invest in some bandaids, and you're set!