Not quite a pod !
Well I thought since everyone else was making those bird pods that I’d have a go to
Ha, it didn’t exactly turn out like one so I thought I’d try something else, this is what it started out like.
A little bit too pink for a start, I used a fibre batt that I made a while ago that was a merino blended with border leister and also some sari silk added it. It reminds me of a pink Hogwarts hat lol , hours of rubbing and rolling I ended up putting it in the dryer for ½ hour or so and I cant quite get all the wrinkles out. I must be the only one that ends up with crinkly felt lol it is nice and strong so that’s on the plus side for me but I also realized pretty quickly that I cut the resist out in the wrong shape, I wasn’t really thinking of the bottom, just the top so that’s why, to me, it looks more like a hat than a pod.
So as I was wondering what I could do with it I made up some flowers and stems ( these are probably my best flowers so far) I think I’ve finally got the hang of which way to rub while trying to stay in shape.
I was thinking I’d just add them in when of course I knew that it needed a door and a little secrecy!
shhhhhhh you know Fairies don’t like to be seen but for once I was ready and waiting, your not quicker than me little fairy, although he almost made it
but just not quite
I ended up having some fun with this and I might add some more smaller flowers , its been a while since I’ve pick up my felting needles and just making the fingers was great !!
I hope your all having some fun to 🙂
18 thoughts on “Not quite a pod !”
WOW, that’s great. I love what you did with it. What a great way to attract fairies. :O) I make wrinkly felt all the time, I just iron it.
Thankyou Ann Oh i think i remember you telling me ages ago to use the iron ? i forgot 🙂
You really rescued it Karen and the little fingers add a lovely humour to the piece. Just goes to prove there are no mistakes in felting.
Thankyou Liz It was quite fun to do and i love the fingers lol
Thankyou so much 🙂
Brilliant! One of the prettiest fairy houses I’ve seen.
Some of the best pieces happen with serendipity.
Aww Thankyou Lyn 🙂
That’s great Kaz 🙂
Really made me smile 🙂
I know I leave my resist in too long and they’ve been a bit flatter than I wanted, but it’s all fun!
Thanks Zed and glad it made you smile lol
A little Hamster house!!
Amanda it could be !!! 🙂
That fairy was pretty quick about moving in! And why not, what a lovely little house you made.
lol Thankyou Ruth 🙂
How funny. The fingers are a great surprise!
I thought, oh what a nice little house for a gnome that would be…
then I saw it is already occupied. 🙂
Thankyou Teriann, yes he just snuck right in there and claimed it lol