Since the beginning of summer, my girlfriends and I have been getting together on an almost weekly basis. Our kids all play together while we hang out, chat, eat and sometimes craft. This particular group of friends of mine is filled with talent. It's really fun to hang out with them, because I always leave inspired to craft more. We all have our own different styles, and favourite mediums, and from time to time, we've been showing each other how to do different things.
I've shown some of the girls how to do the Waldorf star lanterns, and I've been taught how to crochet, create with polymer clay, and most recently, needle felt.
I've been wanting to learn how to needle felt for quite a while now, but didn't know where to start. Luckily, my friend Myriam knew how and wanted to teach us :) So one afternoon, a couple of weeks ago, we sat on her patio and started on our creations.
I must say, I found it intimidating to just create something from scratch with some wool and nothing but my imagination. If you craft a lot, you might understand what I mean. I might be creative, but when you try a new medium, it doesn't always come naturally. So I started making a pumpkin, simply because that's what Myriam was making, so I could sort of copy her, lol.
Here is my little pumpkin. Crooked stem (on purpose) and vine and all :) I was quite surprised how well it turned out!
Next thing I new, I started making a toadstool. And a bee. I should have taken a picture of the under part of the toadstool to show you the ridges I made. It makes it look more realistic.
The bee was quite tricky for this newbie, but I still got it :)
So that's all for now. It's been an insanely busy (but fun!) past few weeks, and I'm so glad to finally be home and back to a normal routine (well, sort of). I still have lots to catch up on at home. You know, a mountain of laundry to tackle and some organizing around the home from being mostly gone all summer. But Ashton starts grade one in a week from now, so I still have to make the most out of what's left of this summer :)
Have a happy and creative day!