Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Finish and Food!


I have been collecting needle felting supplies for a while now and decided it was time to try something. I have done some felting on flat surfaces but I love the little animals that people make and wanted to do some myself, but have been afraid to try. I decided I had to just jump in and try, even if I messed it up, to see if I could do it.

I thought a simple bird would be a good place to start, and I found a nice tutorial on the web at Joe and Cheryl. There are steps missing, so I just looked at the photos and figured it out as I went along. I wasn't trying to do an exact copy, just follow the basic steps and I don't have any good dark colors in my stash, so I ended up using some strands of black wool for a variation. I also didn't have the right sized eye, so I just stuck some roving into the eye area, I can add a nice eye later.

Nothing fancy, but I really had fun trying and learned some things along the way and how to attach the pieces and shape a bit. Now that I got over my fear of trying, I will try some more pieces and take my time on them. Not too bad for my first piece.


I should know better than to shop when I am hungry. I had to stop at the health food store and they had apple sauce with apricot and no added ingredients so I had to get some. It tasted fine, but way too much for me to eat before it spoils. So, I decided to make applesauce cake and found a great recipe on the at Mr. Food for Amish applesauce cake. I didn't add sugar or spice since I can't have those, but I added two mashed bananas to sweeten it a bit and it actually tasted good. I am always trying to find good snack cake recipes for snacks when we travel or paddle and I think this one is a winner.


10 comments:

Jacque. said...

Good job on the needle felting! I think you got it right...you just need to jump in and try it (whatever 'it' is).

Firecracker Kid said...

There you go, amazing me again! That's a sweet little blue bird.
Thanks for the link. That was a nice heart day treat for you and your hubby :)
Hugs~Carol

Linda said...

Your little bird is darling! Awesome job on the needle felting! Cake looks yummy!

moosecraft said...

Great idea to just jump in and try because you did a fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing more! That applesauce cake looks good... would be a good breakfast...

Chris said...

Sweet bird! The cake looks yum!

Fiona said...

Your little bird has worked out so well...such a clever technique... . And yummy cake too...
Hugz

Quilt Hollow said...

Your bird is darling! I'd love to see a mouse. Hee!

paulette said...

Your wee bird is very SPRINGY... and your cake looks yummy!!
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Carrie P. said...

your little bird is so cute. I have wanted to give that a try one day too.

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

I can't believe that's your first animal! Wow, you did a great job!!

That applesauce cake looks delicious. I'm off to check out the recipe.