Friday, 26 March 2010

Glitter and felt and thread, oh my


I'm becoming a tad obsessed with these little felty pictures.

Some days I think I'm seeing double.


Or triple.


But then I realise that all these little mushroom houses are actually slightly different - a bit like a modern housing estate perhaps?

These three are for commissions/presents and I have requests for more but really needed to do something different otherwise they were in danger of ending up with duplicates which seems pointless. So I doodled and fiddled and snipped and ended up with a tiny fairy castle.


I even had the chance to use some of the stitches I learned at a course at the Make Lounge recently - maybe Ali, Tracy, Monica or Karen recognise bullion knots, French knots, satin stitch and feather stitch?!

43 comments:

  1. Your little visit to the make lounge has inspired me to get off my backside and tomorrow I am booking a oneday learn to crochet session at a local craft shop nad guess what MadDad is taking the day off to look after the minimads.

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  2. I do love your little mushrooms homes, the castle is adorable:)

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  3. Ack! That castle is the bee's knees! Love it. So now I have to save my pennies for castles as well as tiered skirts (hee hee)...

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  4. so pretty!! i love the glitter x

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  5. Oh they're all sparkly :-)

    Celia
    x

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  6. So intricate. What a lot of detail on that castle! I quite like to live on housing estate full of those...!

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  7. Oh they are lovely, the castle is perfect, I love the roses growing around the doorway.

    Oh and I am delighted to be sharing with you, very many happy returns.

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  8. Oh I want to visit your little castle and wave out of the window! It's just very very lovely.

    My commenty thing is broken on my blog. Boo.

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  9. Very sweet and so intricate - must take you ages! (I just read down your blog and my art college tutor lived in Swaffham Prior - we visited his studio once. Small world, huh?) Best wishes from Cornwall x

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  10. Oh that castle is so pretty! Making pictures with felt can be quite addictive, can't it?
    Rachel x

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  11. That castle is a little girl's dream.

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  12. they are all just adorable but the castle is gorgeous!

    xxx

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  13. The flags on the castle are very fluttery! But I think I still love the glittery mushrooms best. It's those bees & butterflies that hover around them - ack!

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  14. They are super-cute....I love the satin stitched(?) flags atop the turrets !

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  15. oh I want to live in the pink castle xxxx please..........

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  16. Oh that fairy castle is gorgeous! And I love the toadstools - no two will ever be the same. x

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  17. I did, I did! Lovely.

    I still haven't picked up a needle. But I have thought about it. Does that count?

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  18. ETSY !

    They are gorgeous -

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  19. Love your castle - three turrets for the third birthday? Hope you keep blogging!

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  20. Oooh, they're all so cute Ms. Dotty! I especially love the pink castle!

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  21. Beautiful fairy castle. I'd like to live there!

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  22. You do make some gorgeous things! Loving the little bit of sparkle bling :-) French knots, i really must try some out - i keep adding beads and chickening out :-o

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  23. Oh. I. Am. Loving. That. Castle!

    And the modern fairy housing estate cottages. Wouldn't that be so much more pleasant than the development spriniging up on the Eastern edge of my little hilltop town?

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  24. Gorgeous. I do love that castle.

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  25. They're so pretty! My little girl would love that castle. I have a big stash of felt squares that I bought recently and haven't used yet - nice to do a bit of hand sewing for a change as I always seem to be attached to my machine!

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  26. I recognised all those stitches - and was very impressed!
    I've just about finished my little house from our trip. I've bought another pattern from Lazy May but haven't started yet. Do you think I could talk to someone about some extra hours in the day - or has everyone else already tried that??

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  27. Hee hee! I've got my gorgeous felt picture notebook right beside me as I type and it is even lovelier in real life than the photos can possibly show! It was FABULOUS to see you today Val! Can't wait for the next meet up! Lucy xxx

    P.S. I've nearly knitted half of my Baktus already!

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  28. Love the magical castle and the toadstool houses. I excpect to see Noddy and Big Ears peeping out of the window!

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  29. Gorgeous - the make lounge looks fab btw :)

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  30. Your little mushroom houses are so sweet and the fairy castle is perfect - great that you got to keep your hand in with those new sewing skills!

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  31. Very pretty! I know a little girl who would adore the castle picture!

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  32. Oh how wonderful! Love the flowery vines climbing up the castle walls.

    Must practice the stitches I learned with Tracy before I forget them...

    K x

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  33. DC, you've done it again. That little castle is perfect.

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  34. Your felt vignettes are sooo lovely, DottyCookie...and just LOVE the fairytale castle!! Any princess would love to live there. I like the addition of a bit more embroidery on that way...Such fun! Happy Days :o) ((HUGS))

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  35. Just L O V E your felty creations! and your blog - it is my first visit - but wont be the last!
    Val

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  36. Your felt creations are adorable!!

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  37. Having seen your delicate stitching close to, I can truly say I want to live in one of your mushroom houses!

    xxx

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  38. I LOVE these! They're just enchanting. Lucky folks who are receiving these little treasures!
    Blessings,
    G

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  39. how gorgeous are they!!!

    you're on fire, young lady...

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  40. you should be obsessed, you are great at it. I adore felt, there isn't anything you can't make from it.

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