Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Fun with Felt and Playing with Pastels

Here are some fresh and fruity felt coasters (ooh the alliteration, my English teacher would be SO proud) I made in the vain hope that we might actually get a summer. The original idea came from The Purl Bee via Pinterest. I didn't use their templates though, I cut concentric circles with my cuttlebug and winged it with the segment pieces.
And, also based on something I saw on Pinterest, a cuddly toy camper van, because everyone needs a squishie VW. And because I had some orange felt left. I've got yellow and green left too. I feel a fleet of vans coming on. I  used a bit of  vintage braid for the hanger, I thought it went with the seventies hippy feel, and I gave it a little Cornish bumper sticker, which you probably can't see due to the rather blurry picture. I should have made the logo a bit bigger I think.

And finally for something completely different :-
a drawing, in pastels, of the frankly ridiculously handsome Mr. Tom Hiddleston, as Loki Laufeyson, from the movies Thor and Avengers Assemble.
By me, for Eloise, who shares my admiration.

13 comments:

jane said...

Love the coasters and the VW!
Am in awe of anyone who can draw - my brother got that particular gene in our family - the pic of Loki is fab.

Mouse said...

gosh they are cute and wow your drawing is fabulous .... so effective :)
love mouse xxxxxx

Hazel said...

Goodness you have some talent there lady!!! Really great work. xx

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely crafting Christine, and your pastel drawing is stunning :)

cucki said...

Wow they are so cute ..
And your drawing is stunning,,
Love xxx

Linda said...

The coasters are darling and the VW brings back memories of the past. Fabulous drawing. We probably ought to talk.

Carol said...

Wow! Your drawing is amazing, Christine. I am so envious as I can't even draw a stick figure--really!! Love the fun coasters, too :)

Mylene said...

wow! You are very creative, the drawing sure looks great!!!

Barb said...

I am with the others Christine, so much talent and to be able to draw is a great bonus, I cannot do straight or draw .Love the van and the coasters..
Hugs

Julie said...

WOW! fabulous drawing, well done. The VW is brilliant, i can see those coaster gettting used a lot outside now BBQ weather is here.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cross Stitcher mag would love your camper van!

The drawing is fantastic. I can copy other people's drawings but can't create my own at all. A bit like my stitching really!

HeidiInHolland said...

Oh my gosh...I LOVE those coasters!!! They are adorable as is the camper van. That would work great as the most adorable pincushion or even a key ring. And you draw too. What a great job you did on the portrait.

Where do I find the time? My little secret at the moment is the heat. My FM acts up terribly in the heat and I cannot be out in sun due to my skin condition so I stay indoors and stitch...crochet...quilt...read. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Dani - tkdchick said...

Christine you are just amazing! Your talents know no bounds!