Lazy Sunday

I spent a lazy Sunday. After catching up with the ironing, the housework, the laundry and filling the log basket I sat down to watch the afternoon repeat of “Kirstie”. Love her or hate her you can’t help but admire her for having a go at so many crafts and entering so many competitions (personally, I “love” her attitude and enthusiasm and I’m hooked on this series as I was on the las two).

This week, Kirstie  joined the WI and made the cutest little needle felt robin. I fell in love with him and remembered that my lovely old school friend Ali,  sent me a parcel full of needle felting equipment which I never plucked up the courage to use. With an “If Kirstie can do it, I’m darned sure I can” attitude I set to work and in less than an hour I had made my very own little robin.

He started out like this …

Half way he looked like this …

Now he looks quite at home on my kitchen table. Ok, so the teen says he looks more like a finch, but I don’t care. He’s all my own work – and if anyone asks – I’ll be proud to say “I made it”!

Whatever you make this week have fun.

Tracey x


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  1. I agree with you, Kirstie really has a go and doesn’t care if she sometimes makes a fool of herself. I love your little Robin, well done for having a go with Needle felting..not an easy thing to do :)


  2. I enjoyed watching Kirstie yesterday, while I was busy in the studio. Wasn’t she gloriously bossy – and wrong – about the layout of their entry!! I must have a go at the robin – I’ve got al the supplies, I just need the time! I love your robin ….. and isn’t all that stabbing therapeutic!


  3. Ali

     /  November 21, 2011

    What a beautiful bird Tracey! Such a fluffy and colourful robin. I did watch Kirstie having a stab at needlefelting and realised there’s more than one way to do it, even though I had heard it said – I guess you develop your own technique! I rarely use scissors (tucking in all my ends!) and find a single needle gives a different texture to the felting tool (which covers more ground!!)
    Hope to see some more of your needlefelting – incorprating some of those fabulous yarns in your collection maybe?!
    Well done for taking the plunge and adding another creative string to your bow!!
    xxxx your old school friend!! (feeling very old at the mo!!)


  4. Tracey Todhunter

     /  November 21, 2011

    Thanks for all your lovely comments, yes needle felting is very theraputic. I used a single needle that Ali sent me, I don’t think I would enjoy the felting tool – too mechanised to my taste I think! I’ll certainly be doing more, I loved it. Next … wet felting ….


  5. Ali

     /  November 21, 2011

    OOh how exciting – have fun with the soap and bubble wrap, and all the fabulous fibre combinations and textures!!
    Felting, (whether needle or wet) is very therapeutic…and addictive!!


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