Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Needle binding

I have found a new hobby today. Not that I needed one... :) But I have been eager to try needle binding lately (nålbindning in Swedish) and thanks to my darling husband, today I could!

Look what he made me today! Wooden needles, and some buttons too. All made from branches from our garden. How cool is that?

This is me needle binding. I am making a small bag. My husband just had the great idea that I could use the lilac-tree buttons on it. Yay!

A close up, so you can see the structure. You kind of tie the yarn into whatever you are making. I use wool, since you have to use only a piece of the yarn and not work with an entire ball. With wool you can felt the ends together when you take a new piece. With non-felting yarn you would have to make knots. Google it if you want to know more, or ask me. But remember that I am only a beginner! :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Felting stones

I was at a handicraft fair this weekend. So many beautiful things... and lots of inspiration too! I have so many ideas my brain is boiling.

This is what I've been doing this afternoon. It's a good thing I always buy a lot of material when I get the chance. This way, I don't have to wait to get the stuff since it is already in one of my boxes.

Yes, I have been wrapping wool around little stones, wet felting them. The idea is to make necklaces. We'll see how my idea works out. If you never hear about it again, it didn't work out at all. :)

Now, the hardest part. To wait for them too dry...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Done playing

Yes, I'm done. For now, at least. This was fun, and I'm sure I'll make more. I love these, and I've wanted to try this for a long time.

Do you like them? I sure do. A few plates, a candle holder or something else as a foot and some good glue. Love it! I bought the pieces secondhand, so the cost is almost nothing.

I promised to show you the crochet too. (Actually, the buns are knitted.) My husband played around too, staging this.

I have been working on these sweets for a little girl who is opening a bakery shop in her garden play house this summer. Her mum asked if I wanted to make some cookies and of course I did. They are delivered now, and I hope they will be played with a lot! And as a surprise, I gave her the two small cookie plates. Thought she needed something pretty to keep some of the baked stuff on.

So, now I am free to play with something else! :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Playing around

Today I have been playing (and some crochet, show you later). I am giving you a glue clue, can you guess what I've made?

I will show you tomorrow, when it's all ready.