Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Felting disasters and Lego Houses!
A blogger has missed me! Just one, but it's enough to inspire me to post again. You have been warned! LOL.
So, here we go... my felting adventures. Cue huge titter.
A local cs was selling scarves at £1.50. I got a few beauties, including the spotty Gap one, which is double sided, and brand new and I can't bear to felt (though it would as it is wool). I've wanted to try felting for so long... years in fact, but never got around to it. Well, I judged what I thought was wool - not easy, cos some acrylics are so soft. But I got a gorgeous handmade in Ireland mohair scarf (the blue one on the left) which I knew would felt. I popped them in the machine, and only the mohair one felted good and proper. So I boiled the others.
Wow-wee, what a whiff! There was definitely wool in there. But obviously acrylic as well so the results are not brilliant. I may give up on this felting lark!
On the subject of better successes... this weekend we went to see James Mays' Lego House, which was fantastic. What a boys' toy! It even had subsidence problems! So authentic. DS, who's eight, loved it to bits and wants to build his own.
It was busy, but we walked up the hill behind it and had that bit to ourselves.
It does look fun in the setting (the largest vineyard in England apparently), with the Surrey Hills behind it.
We then went on to a local pick your own, where we were incredulous at the pumpkin field....
And came home to bake. Now, we often make things for the packed lunches, cos it's interesting for the kids, and we enjoy baking. I made these:
while hubs made these:
I popped over to a friends late in the afternoon, for an exciting proposition about my sewn items (more at some time soon I hope!) , and a glass or two of wine, and the gals there were incredulous we made stuff for packed lunches. I felt I'd landed from another planet. Please tell me we're not alone in making stuff?! I thought lots of peeps did.
And there's gotta be a bit about fabric... I got some wonderful Rose & Hubble fabric recently. What to do?
Why, make birdies of course! I made them up as I went along, but I'm really pleased with them. Going to do some Christmas ones next.
There, I'm back. Kind of. :-)