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March 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

Well hello there!

And may I just say WOW, what a time have I been having! Its funny how everything in life happens all at once, and at lot has happened in the last few weeks.

I managed to prepare for and do my second market stall, whilst moving house at the same time. I am still in the process of moving house really, all our stuff is in the new house, but we have a lot to do to properly settle in. And we currently have no internet, so I do apologise for the radio silence of late, I am still felting, and I have lots planned for the future, I will be adding more posts and photos soon, when internet is sorted.

I am writing this in a cafe, borrowing their internet, though I probably need to buy another coffee if I want to stay here any longer.

I wanted to write a post about Rhiwbina’s Handmade Market, which I attended on 8th of March (one week before being evicted from our previous house) I had planned to make a lot more than I did, but circumstances being as they were, its a marvel I managed to make anything at all.

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Me and my glamorous assistant were modelling (for the first time in public) my Woolly Wild animal hats, which attracted a lot of attention and has definitely encouraged me to make more of them, though the fox is a work in progress and still needs to be finished really before I move on to anything else.

I also had to say goodbye to the ayeaye, which was both a sad and happy occasion. It was nice to see him finally go off to a new home, but I had become accustomed to his presence on my desk, with his large staring eyes!

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Another success in all, it was a lovely market to attend and I would love to do it again!

Now back to unpacking boxes…

Many woolly faces…

March 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

I am very excited because on Sunday I am doing my second market stall! I will be at Rhiwbina’s Handmade Market from 11 – 4, with many woolly creatures, new and old, on display.

As I haven’t been updating the blog in a while, I wanted to share some photos of the most recent things I have been making. This includes completely new creations, but also abandoned projects that I have finally got round to finishing!DSC_0903

First is the aye aye, who has been lying around unfinished for about six months, since he was so nearly finished anyway I forced my self to add the final touches!

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Then there’s this fish mobile, which I began over a year ago, finishing most of the fish but never assembling it, so here it is all put together!

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This lapett faced vulture is new, made from the mule sheep and jacob’s wool I talked about in previous posts (all hand washed and dyed by me!)

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Tiger badge, made yesterday

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Little fox badge made from hand dyed wool

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A new hare and mushroom mobile

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And a little hare badge.

This are just a few of the things I will have at my stall, so please if you are in the Cardiff area then visit the market, there will be many other fantastic stalls there too (and cake, or so I’m told!)

I hope to see you there!

A Woolly Wild Workshop

March 3, 2015 § 5 Comments

Greetings from Woolly Wild Things!

I have been a very busy bee, and not had much time for updating blogs lately, but I’m going to make a point of updating more regularly now as I have lots of exciting things going on!

Last week I ran my first needle felting work shop for my Mum and some of her friends. The theme was hares and mushrooms, and it was a delightful tea and cake fuled day. Only one person attending the workshop had actually tried felting before, but everyone really took to it and created some wonderful creatures.

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I put together some kits of corridale wool for everyone. The aim was ultimately to make a hare and mushroom mobile, and although we didn’t get as far as putting a mobile together at the end of the day, everyone left the workshop with a completed hare and mushroom!

It was my first time teaching a large group of people how to felt, and I really enjoyed it!

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The finished hares were all beautiful, each one turned out individual with loads of character. It was really lovely to watch everyone learn the process from scratch and manage to produce something so fantastic at the end!

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All the finished hares and mushrooms lined up together.

Thanks to everyone who attended the workshop for making it such a lovely and successful day!

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