Monday, November 16, 2009

Crazy?… maybe…

I am almost there with the Christmas wreath – just need some red velvet ribbon to finish it off. Until then I’ve dug out another wool felt project. About three months ago I started making a  fairytale type toadstool house. I had done the basic cut out and started stitching on some details such as ivy, but that’s were it stopped.


Last night I decided it was time to dive in and finish it off. I was going to try wet felting the roof, but decided to needle felt it instead. But first I needed a base to felt it over. So out came the bread knife…



It’s a good thing that there is no one shape for a toadstool, because it was not that easy… my DH entered about this stage and looked at me and said, “Do I want to know?” I told him that my 4 years at uni were vey useful as I learnt that a good way to shape foam was with a bread knife. He said nothing…

I got the basic shape with the plain felt and then started needle felting the red fleece on.


I trimmed it down, added on some white dots,


I finished the little house off with a bell, door knob and a little bird on the window.


I had to make a little garden for it. Will add some felted bushes when I get some green fleece. Oh, and I thought the little people needed a clothes line “out the back”…


It was a fun project – my children are already discussing who it will be for. I might need to make a little gnome to live in it. So nice to have another UFO completed!

I hope your UFO’s are inspiring you as the year rolls on by.

Happy stitching to you all,



Janellybelly said...

Oh Katherine, it's delightful :) Your attention to detail is magnificent. I can't wait to find out who is going to live in it too.

suesueb said...

I would like to move in please! How much is the rent??

Terri said...

What a gorgeous idea! I agree with Suesueb - how much is the rent???

Anonymous said...

How clever!!It's absolutely gorgeous.

Cath Ü said...

That project looks like it was a lot of fun to make... well done..
Cath Ü

Sarah said...

oh that is georgeous!