Sunday, 28 October 2012

Wet Felted Pot

Hello peeps!

Saw our daughter and boyfriend off on their 'Round the World' trip on Thursday.  They have started off in Singapore, where they said it was soooo hot they didn't want to leave their air conditioned bedroom.  I can't even begin to imagine how that feels!! Especially with the chilly weather we have had this weekend.  They are off to Australia tomorrow morning so maybe it will be a little cooler for them!

We have been busy tidying up the garden this weekend.


I pressure washed the patios and OH repaired the leaky shed.  The smiley face is the clean bit! You can see how grubby the patio was! Thankfully it all looks a lot better now.  After all that hard work, we treated ourselves to a glass of wine (or two) whilst watching 'Strictly'!

Did a bit more gardening this morning but now am snuggled indoors with both the heating and the fire on .......

....... enjoying writing my blog and then a bit more crafting and over to Handmade Monday to find out what all the other talented crafters have been up to.

Wet felted pot

I am really enjoying my felting course.  We have just completed week 5 and have just 3 more left.  Last week I made a pot.  You can see in the photos below the process I went through to achieve my pot.


Below is the finished pot.  It is felted in a grey Gotland fleece, ideal as it holds it's shape well.
I needle felted the wavy lines on afterwards and crocheted the pom pom trim and needle felted that on too.


Next week (after half term) we will be starting on our final project.  I have decided to make something useful - a crochet hook holder.  I shall line the inside in fabric so it's not too bulky and as I have just purchased my new embroidery book, thought I would decorate this with a bit of embroidery/cross stitch.  Here's a sneak preview ....


...... bet you can't guess what word I'm stitching. Lol!

Hopefully I'll have a bit more to show you next time.  Have a great week everyone.  Happy Crafting x







29 comments:

  1. The pot is really lovely and it's great you are enjoying your felting course. This time of year always seems to be a mad rush to clear and tidy everything in the garden before the weather gets too bad. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. I am annoyed that I have left the garden until it is freezing cold!! Never mind. I think the pot you have made is lovely with the pom-poms finishing it off really nicely. Your embroidery is very neat- can't wait to see it on the finished pot. Have a good week. :)

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    1. My next project is a Crochet Hook Holder, the embroidery is for the inside of this. It's only neat because it's cross stitch! and you can't really go wrong as long as you follow the correct holes :)

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  3. The pot is lovely - I think I need to try some felting soon!

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  4. I haven't tried wet felting yet...you may just inspire me!

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    1. I can totally recommend it. I'm finding it quite therapeutic :)

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  5. The pot is lovely - I really want to have another go at wet felting and you gave given me the push to do it.

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    1. That's good news! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. When you get around to it I'd love to see what you make :)

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  6. What a scary time for you with your daughter abroad but maybe you're used to her travelling alot.
    The felting course you're doing sounds fun too. I've absolutely love to make a felt jacket, I pinned some today but there's neither the time nor the money yet but one day! :-)

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    1. It is a bit scary, her dad feels it more than I do. I tend not to worry. until something goes wrong, he worries about what might go wrong! I shall have to try and find the felted jackets you pinned as that is something I would love to do too :)

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  7. Sigh...I so wish there was a felting course near me. I do like how you've decorated your pot. My garden needs a winter clean up, but it's toooo cold now!

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    1. You'll have to keep your eyes and ears open. There must be one somewhere? I didn't think I would enjoy it but really enjoyed the taster session so decided to sign up. It's been really good fun :)

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  8. your felt pot turned out so beautifully!

    well done for getting on with gardening in this miserable weather... wine well deserved! x

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    1. I'm pleased you liked the pot. I was very pleased with the finished result. Wine? A girl after my own heart :)

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  9. I've wanted to try Needle felting for a while now. Thanks for sharing - I love the pom pom trim!

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    1. I liked needle felting before I tried wet felting although now I would happily do either. I think they both have their place. The pom poms are created with about 10 double trebles into the same stitch, and I very slightly needle felted them to firm them up a bit. :)

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  10. Your pot is lovely. I think the little pom pom trim really makes it.

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  11. I'm so envious of your daughters trip! Lovely little pot

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    1. Me too! If only I was a few years younger with plenty of money!!!

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  12. Hi 'Neighbour' well Exmouth isn't that far away.. Love the pot - I had a fabulous time when I did a felting course.. what I really need is a holiday from everything that has to be done to do the things I want to do!! Looking forward to your next creations...

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    1. Lovely to hear from you. Hope you enjoyed Handmade Monday :)

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  13. That felt pot is really sweet, ideal for some little Christmas sweeties! x

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    1. Never thought of that! I thought of putting a hyacinth in it!!

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  14. Your power washing made me smile. I'm glad I'm not the only one who writes and draws when their doing it. Your felted pot looks great I like how you added the wavy lines and the pom pom trim. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali x

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    1. The pressure washing took me all day! I had to do something to relieve the boredom :) Glad you like the pot.

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  15. I need to borrow your power washer as soon as I've swept all the leaves away!My little doggy is looking imploringly at the fire. I have the heating on but that's obviously not good enough!
    Your container looks great, and the embroidery lovely sweet colours.
    Wendy

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