Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fox and Bear Felts

I bought this most wonderful wool last week!  It's Romney Wool and has this lovely reddish brown shade.  It seems to be perfect for not only bears, but foxes as well!  This is Ursula Bear and as you can see, she loves flowers and she has...
...well, she has the cutest little big bum you have ever seen!  She is very proud of it though and I encourage her to love herself just the way she is!
And this is Fabian Fox!  He is extremely shy and likes to just sit and watch the world go by but...
... he does love to sit in the palm of your hand and snuggle!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pricilla Una Skunk!

I would like to introduce to all my blogger friends Pricilla Una Skunk but she likes to be called P.U. for short... I know... I tried to explain it to her, but she's not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed!   
 P.U., like any good skunk, loves flowers and insisted that I make her with a pink flower... her favourite colour.   
 She has pretty blue eyes and wanted me to let you know that black is the hardest colour to photograph and she really is much cuter in person!  I agree with P.U.!  To see her and my other new felted creatures, check out McBrideHouse!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Needle Felted Toad

I've been having a blast working on some new felted creatures for McBride House.  This is just a little sneak preview of Toad.
I asked him what he wanted to be named and he said "You can call me Toad.... just plain Toad."  It suits.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quite the Life...

The wonderful Bea asked to see some more kitty pictures, so I'm sending her a little cheer and obliging!  This is Piggy's favourite spot to sleep.  At the bottom of the stairs, right outside my work room!  As you can see, his hearing is still not very good so it's easy to sneak up on him and snap a few pictures!  Best wishes Bea!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Easter Felts on McBride House

I truly went into my whimsical side when I created these little felted Easter sculptures.  This is my stack of Three Sheep that are looking for greener pastures to escape these harsh Canadian winters.  They are needle felted together to form this one tall sculpture.
Next is the Easter Bunny Snowman.  Why is the Easter Bunny a Snowman?  Well, the way winter is holding on this year in parts of the world where they don't usually get snow, I thought it was appropriate!
Cupcake Man was one of those projects that took a long time to come into existence (you can read about it HERE), but I think he's really cute!  And calorie free!!
Now this is where I got completely silly!  I hand dyed all this yarn in pretty pastel colours and then needed something to needle felt it with.  So, after I had great success with a "Santa" I made last fall that was wearing a pumpkin suit, I decided to make Santa wear an Easter Egg!  He has 3-D flowers all around his belly and bunny rabbit slippers!
Completely silly and completely fun!
I love Snowman and couldn't resist making one with a body out of Easter Eggs... and I got to use all those great pastel colours again.
Finally I made an Easter Egg Elf to help the Easter Bunny make all those eggs!

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Still Working!

I set some goals for myself for the month of February and I'm really coming along on them nicely!  I'm so glad that I gave myself something to reach for.  It really helps and keeps me inspired!  In fact, I've already got my goals listed for March!

So far I've completed the first goal of finishing Bella Rosa Purse Pattern.  Next I'm continuing to work on 10 Easter Felts.  I have 6 done but kind of ran out of ideas so it may only end up being 6... still, 6 is better than none!
Here's a sneak peak of one of the Easter Felts.  It's a Snowman done in my favourite colours!  I hand dyed all the roving for these Eater Felts and I had a great time just letting my imagination run wild!

Another Easter Felt!  This one is completely whimsical, but you will have to wait until Friday to see what the rest of his body looks like!
An Easter Bunny... well, kind of.... again, you will have to wait until Friday!

The next part of my goals was to finish my very own website!  I'm so proud of this one and you all are the very first ones to see a sneak peak!  Not even my Mom has seen it yet (Hi Mom!)!  My DH showed my how to build it from the ground up and after a few tears and tantrums, it's coming along nicely!  Only a few more things to finish and it will be ready!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bella Rosa Purse Crochet Pattern.... Done!

Goal 1 completed!  I just finished listing my newest pattern:  Bella Rosa Purse
I have to say, I really like this one!  It is exactly what I would design for a purse for myself... wait a minute!  I did design it for myself!
Soft, pink, whimsical, dainty, feminine!
If you have forgotten, you can see Bella Rosa here!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Continuing Goals...

Our February Thaw has turned into a February Freeze!  This week temperatures have plummeted to -20 C with a windchill of -31 C.  For those who don't speak Celsius, that's -4 and -24 Fahrenheit!  Brrr!  But, it's a good time to stay indoors by the fire and proof read patterns and felt little creatures!  For example, the above picture... any ideas what belongs to these little bunnies?  Still plodding on to reach those goals... step by step...