Wednesday 8 August 2012


I'm late this week, just taken the photo this morning as I wanted to join in having missed joining the last two WOYWW .  Holidays last week and Olympics this have made a big hole in my crafting time.

Bought a felting kit to take with me to Somerset (trying yet another new craft) but it stayed in it's box all week - Q. how can you craft in a houseful of people/children; A. you can't, well, I can't.

Finally got it out yesterday and did my first felting in-between cycling semi-finals and the very, very exciting finals.  How fantastic is Sir Chris Hoy?

Anyway, on with the photos, here's my desk.
Felting kit at centre with my effort on its foam block at the front.  I followed a pattern in the book for a field of poppies but as I didn't have any red wool the flowers are Welsh poppies (gold).  Not finished yet as I have to add another layer of bigger flowers and buds.

Came home to a pile of posts, the best of which was a card from Royal Mail saying a parcel was waiting for me and in the parcel the beautiful quirky art girl from Donna.  When I got my new sewing machine the collection of feet from my old one were redundant and after I offered them to anyone who could use them Donna (Doone) said she would make me an art doll.  There are more photos of her on Donna's blog if you want a closer look.

So cycling is finished so what do I do for my daily 'exercise' now?  Think I'll have to try hockey.


Annie said...

It's exhausting isn't?... it doing all these Olympic sports :-)
It's so lovely to see you have been busy dumfing....I've done a bit of hand dumfing too this week :-)
A x #6

cockney blonde said...

Hockey is far too dangerous Ann, maybe some Equestrian would be more fitting for a lady. Can't wait to see your felting results, x

Claire said...

yes, make sure you show your felting picture :)
i'm now enjoying the showjumping...
have a happy WOYWW!!
no. 11

Anonymous said...

This looks really interesting Ann. Remember and show us the completed project :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think it was the 10,000m that finished me! I've been glued to the Olympics too, quite wonderful, the whole shebang.
And of course I saved you some cake- in fact you have a choice...chocolate or lemon drizzle?? Lol!
Hugs, LLJ #13 xx

famfa said...

Look forward to seeing more of the picture. Doll with sewing machine feet is ingenious.
Good luck with the hockey
Famfa 83

May said...

Welcome back Anne... your desk is getting busy.. love the look of that felting never done this before.. I have been watching the Olympics and lovin every moment.. lost my voice last week with cheering on Team GB.. they have all done us so Proud whoop, whoop.. Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#40

Hazel said...

The felting kit looks interesting - have never tried this. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

JoZart Designs said...

Now , come on, that machine footed girlie has to have a name??? How about telling us YOUR alter ego name and calling her by that? You didn't leave one and you'll get an extra entry for the blog candy if you do.
Have fun with that felt!
We missed you Saturday... think I've said that before, but we did!
Love JoZarty x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I know nothing of felting except for that I like the end results. That kit makes it look doable and fun. Love your field of poppies.

I think hockey sounds like a great next exercise--with a beer in hand and the feet up, of course!

Mary Jo said...

A friend tried to teach me felting once, but I just couldn't get the hang of it! Although I did end up with a cute felted hair piece for my daughter :)
Happy WOYWW!
Mary Jo #74

BJ said...

The felting looks cool is it done by hand or do you need to use a machine?

Have to say the Hocky and Table Tennis leave me cold, along with the Sailing. But the Cycling has been wonderful and the Equestrian and loads of other sports.....

Thanks for stopping by BJ #19

Twiglet said...

Fab little dumfling there!! We will have everyone at it eventually. Yes I am totally exhausted from hockey and volleyball - and my bikini is full of sand! lol x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

another busy desk.. felting is fun, must be something to do with all the 'stabbing' Mmm, serial killer me!
I wish you could get fit watching the sport Oh well it's fun
janet #120

Di said...

Oh no! Don't tell me that I need to try felting now - I love your desk and the felting is so colourful Ann - bad influence!

Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx #3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've only needle felted once and immediately broke the needle. That takes patience, I think. Glad you are enjoying the Olympics because I saw some sports I'd never heard of before. I'm 22 this week.

Neet said...

Sewing first and now Dumfing! Is there no end to your talents Ann? Love the picture but will need to see a bigger one please (Photo not picture) when it is finished (maybe the real thing could have a trip out to the club?).
Hope you had a good holiday and what's this about you going to Norfolk. Wish I had gone there.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx #36

505whimsygirl said...

Firstly, Sorrel is such a sweetie. I always smile when I see his photo on your sidebar. What a cutie.

I haven't tried felting yet. I'm afraid it would bother my teeth, kind of like fingers going down a chalkboard......

Yesterday was my blog anniversary - blog candy will be announced soon. If you haven't already (I've been trying to visit everyone this week), hop on over and put in your vote. As part of the candy I'm offering something made by me.

Kay #96

Tertia said...

Felting is one craft I am yet to try. I am a little scared to try anything new because I tend to become a little obsessive. LOL
Loving the Olympics.
Happy belated WOYWW
Tertia 86

Hettie said...

Synchronised drowning?!! LOL!
Love your felting project. I had a handful of wool bits, Welsh of course, the other day and I heard Hubby breath a sigh of relief when I put them back as it would mean a whole new load of tools!
Glad you had a good holiday and hope Sorrel has settled home OK now. Dobby sends a lick!
Hettie 47

Unknown said...

Hi Thanks for popping by. I am really late visiting this week. Are you busy felting now the Olympics are over - I think we are all going to find a bit more free time now!! Love your poppies I always think I would like to try felting when I see other peoples pieces. Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23

Jaki Morris said...

Can't remember the last time I did proper crafting! Love the felt set but I CAN'T take up anything new!

Jakix #73

Morti said...

I'm a bit late getting round to everybody this week - thanks for stopping by last week!

Can't see it too closely, but from here your felting is looking lovely... well done you! I saw the v cute art doll Doone made and she is delightful. What a lovely way to upcycle

Hettie said...

Alas the chocolate fingers have been gone from those tins a long time ago and before I acquired the tins. However, they fit distress ink pads in perfectly and I am always on the look out for more tins!

JoZart Designs said...

Hope you are OK and just busy having fun.... long time no post!
Love Jo x