I wanted to write a post earlier this week but there has been a bit of bad weather in the mountains. There were black-outs two nights in a row and last week I thought the computer was going to pack it in - it was loading up so slowly and being silly buggers.
So, I've been doing a bit of craft. I got inspired by The Magic Onions with her felted eggs. Katie, her brother and I made some of our own. Katie's brother wanted to make a chocolate egg so he chose different shades of brown wool. He got a bit bored after a while with the rubbing of the wool to get it to felt up. It landed in the dirt a few times as well so it got a bit of a rough texture to it. It was a warm day so it was nice to wet felt outside. Little Loopity Lou loved playing with the water and Lux flakes mixture. After a while the soapy water thickened to a goo - it was a nice gooey mess for little finger to play in.
I also got the needle felting needles out and made an Autumn doll but I feel the purple wool that I used is a little dark for a nature table doll. I'll try to think of how to brighten her up a little. For some reason the wool that I dyed turned out patchy but I do like the variations of the purple in the wool. I also had a go at making a needle felted pumpkin. For my first attempt, I'm happy with how it turned out. I would like to make some more for the nature table as these are the only pumpkins I'll be harvesting this season. The pumpkin vine out the back isn't producing pumpkins - they flower and get to a certain size (say about a ping pong ball size), turn yellow and then fall off the vine. I was disappointed. I was hoping to have lots of home grown pumpkins for autumn/winter this year.