Thursday, 20 March 2008


so here is my first attempt at felting just to make things more complicated i thought i'd dye the blanket too!

for some reason i can't get pictures in right order . . . .gggrrrr

anyway i bought an 100% wool blanket from oxfam , then i dyed it @ 60c then again @ 90c to rinse excess dye [and clean machine] .The result is a little patchy but i'm guessing that this is down to:

a/ not enough dye

b/ to big to agitate properly

c/ the dye is not for use on wool!!!

so after all this i did a test cut and felt[ha ha] it needed more abuse as it frayed a little - so i whacked back in the washer @ 90c again.

i think it is now done!!! so what shall i make?

i will be looking at BETZ WHITE'S lovely website

oh yes and i emailed Betz White for advice on dying woolen items for felting and was very pleased [starstruck] to get a reply on the same day :0) [thanks]

and here is the side effect of all this faffing about - there is a mass of candyfloss pink fluff everywhere!!!
i really enjoyed doing this and i'm all for recycling but i used loads of energy and water doing this.

Monday, 10 March 2008

easter swap

gerry got her easter swap so now i can blog it !
i'm really pleased with it and happily so was she !
it took me ages to get myself motivated but i will definately be signing up for more swaps as it was great to have a deadline and a vague theme to aim for.

mothers day card

i rarely have my photo taken so this is a very very old picture, mid 80's -

mmm. . . nice white shoes!!!!

apparently i've used this photo in a card before - oh dear. I must let people take my photo more often! Unfortunately i ALWAYS look horrendus and GRUMPY.

oh and i got her this sweet little doll.