Sunday, 9 September 2012

Play Day!

I'm really late showing you photos of our play day.... one week late to be exact.   This is what happened last Monday when Chris and Sally and I got together to try something completely different.

Felt making!


Sally wasted no time in getting stuck in.....


And Chris threw herself into it with gay abandon.   Me, I was a bit slower.... mainly because I was the one reading the instructions out loud and it's tricky to work with wool in one hand and a book in the other.

Stage two.......

I bet this is the one and only time they've had fun doing anything that resembles cleaning!   At this point the potential felt had been wetted, covered with tutu (every girl should have one) netting and liberally rubbed with Olive Oil Soap.   The Dynamic Duo are now aggitating it with balls of bubble wrap.  I don't know how well they were doing with the felt but they were certainly aggitating me. 

Felting is not something I've had any sucess with.   I decided to felt a Spectacle Case for Chris's birthday... a few years back.   Did everything as per the instructions.  Made a card template and felted around it so I could make a moulded one piece case.   Ambitious eh!    I rubbed and scrubbed at it till I was blue in the face to make sure it was really going to be felted then removed the template and set it aside to dry. 

Imagine my surprise next morning when I discovered I'd made a mobile phone cozy.... for a small mobile phone!!   It wasn't my best creation not when you consider that in parts it was as thick as a slice of bread and in others you could see right through it!    Still... it was made with love and Chris treasures it to this day (if I find out otherwise she's a dead woman)!  

Back to the felt in hand...... this is how it all turned out


This piece belongs to Sally.  I really don't know what it's going to end up as but I think she's going to embellish it with bats hanging from the branches of the tree.... she's strange like that.   It has a bit of a surreal look don't ya think.... that's Sally all over!


Now this bit belongs to Chris.   I think you can tell that she's a farm girl (actually so is Sally... funny that) with her depiction of a meadow full of flowers catching the last of  the sunshine before a huge storm hits.  Have to say it's a work of imagination.... her fields are full of dairy cows and dairy cow dung.  Wonder why she didn't go for realism.

Now for mine....

Well I did tell you that feltmaking isn't my forte!    It's supposed to be a garden of flowers but it looks more like someone just let go of a bunch of balloons.   The bit of pink and green scrim that I artfully (!) arranged is now no more..... I picked it off!   What can you say..... stick with the day job?

Here's something I did manage to make sucessfully........

LUNCH!   

If you fancy a Mediterranean  style warm bacon and egg salad you know where to come.  Bet you didn't know Cavewomen ate so well... yummy.

Well... I'd better go.   Cat's need their supper and I need to stitch a bit more before bedtime.

Hope you are enjoying yourself..... wherever you are and whatever you are doing.....

Take care
Till next time....
Josie

11 comments:

handmade said...

Look Great and not only the lunch ;-)

shez said...

looks like you girls had a lot of fun,always get a laugh from your post Josie,enjoy your day.xx

Raewyn said...

When working in creativity in Early Childhood, we always said "it's the process not the product" that's important.... SO - I think it looks like you all had loads of fun!!! And I think you could do something really lovely and unique with your piece - I love the colours you used and also your lunch looks fantastic!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

WOW you ladies are very talented. I've never tried this and it looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it. hugs

Larissa said...

Ooohhh!! Looks like you ladies had a wonderful day together - the felting looks fantastic ... especially for first-go's!!! I've very impressed!! ... And that salad looks divine!! Mmm... might need to get you to come cook for me over here, lol! Hugs!

marina said...

book me in for lunch, I'll be happy to read the instructions while you girls felt!

Nicky said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like so much fun, though I've heard the part with the bubble wrap is hard work! Your finished pieces are stunning, just love the bright colours you've all used, gorgeous.....

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Charlie and Wendy said...

How nice to have a play day with your sewing friends. I think your creations are pretty amazing and that salad looks delicious!!

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