Sunday, 27 January 2013

Peace, A Pinny a Prize and Poking Things with Pins

Because all the best post titles have alliteration.
Peace, by Lynn at Happiness is Crossstitching, was the Needlecraft Haven January Challenge. I did mine in white floss on  blue fabric and replaced some of the stitches with beads, and finished it as a pinkeep style ornament with a ruffled organza ribbon edge. For other finishes see the album here.
The Pinny is this one I made from Naomi using McCall's pattern 5825, and some lovely retro kitchen fabric. Unfortunatey Naomi appears to have fallen over and I can't seem to get her back up again!

The Prize was this set of lovely Gentle Art threads, which I won in a Guess-the-name-of-the-design contest on Michelle's blog. Thank you Michelle, I shall put them to good use.

Poking things with pins? No, I haven't been making Voodoo dolls, Naomi and I went to a Craft Show yesterday, and among other things we did a workshop on needle felting. I loved it. There is something very therapeutic about repeatedly stabbing things with a sharp implement. I came home with a starter kit, I think I could have found another craft to obsess about enjoy.
Here is the little piece I made. I've a feeling you may be going to see more of these. The only question is what do I actually do with it? Answers (clean ones!) on a postcard please...

13 comments:

cucki said...

Hello dear beautiful ornament ..I love it
Congrats for your win..I love needle felting so much too
Your project is looking so cute
Big hugs xxx

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous ornament finish for the Needlecraft SAL. Lovely pinny and project and threads.

Mouse said...

ooo very pretty pinny and ornie and as for the felt how about using inside of needlecase's :)love mouse xxxxx

Angela Cruz-Garcia said...

Such a pretty little ornament.

Carol said...

What a pretty ornament, Christine--love all the ruffled blue ribbon trim... Naomi looks adorable (even sideways!!) in her new pinny :)

Kerryp77 said...

Lovely ornie - I've just signed up to to the group! I's put the needle felting onto a bag or purse. I've not done flat felting like that only 3D needle felting, looking forward to seeing more.

Barb said...

Lovely ornie Christine. Now don't get me started on needlefelting, I have a great BIG basket full of wool tops and a 3 legged camel!!! I have done flat felting too and hmm maybe you could do a mobile case if you made a back for it.I quite agree about the stabbing of the needle but it does make my wrists ache after a while. Maybe I should send dh up the mountain ,(which I call stairs) to bring it all down again!!!
Love the pinny and the laying down Naomi.

Julie said...

Super ornament, very effective. Naomi looks great in the new pinny, does this mean she'll be cooking up some nice treats for you. Love the needlefelting.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its all so fantastic Christine. Stabbing things! My kind of fun!

Linda said...

Nice accomplishments -
I think you know what I was doing yesterday and why I was not checking blogs.
Stabbing things with a sharp instrument?? That's one up on picking something off something else.

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

I love your ornie, it looks so fresh and sweet. The ruffles are lovely.

The voodoo pin-stabby thing is great, not sure what to do with the finished item except display it!!

Nicola said...

I could see it framed with drift wood bleached by the sea. I adore the pinny.

Stitchingranny said...

Your work is lovely as always Christine. I like the previous idea about framing your felted piece with bleached driftwood.
I am not usually a fan of felting (though I could enjoy actually making it I think) but that piece is really lovely and deserves to be framed.