I actually finished two items this week. I had so much fun making the first snowman, that I had to try another. I started out by using a drawing from a coloring book page, but then I messed up and had to redo things and change things and now he is, what he is.
I use a variety of roving, whatever I have on hand is what I use. Some is loose and harder to felt and others like the spongy type roving, work up quicker and they are easier to sculpt. I really messed up on his boots, the shape and position was not what was on the original, so I had to pull them off and redo them a bit smaller, but they still looked odd. So, I stared at it and thought, items would cover up the bad look, and the snowballs came into play.
I wanted to give him a shovel and I realized after, I forgot the handle, so I added a little topper handle, after I took the photo. The camera makes the roving look loose and fuzzy but it is tighter than it looks and some items are more like thick felt.
Here is a side view, you can see I sculpted the scarf. I felted the scarf before I put it on, then I did more sculpting, once it was on him. This one may go to my sister, I have been making gifts one at a time, as thanks you, for those who helped us this year. It makes me much happier to make a gift and surprise someone than to sit down and write thank you notes.
I also finished another stitchery block, from Theodora Cleave. Two more to go and I will be making them into a quilt. I think it will be a fun spring quilt and I can use a floral print, with them, we shall see.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will be watching Nick again and Bill is working and our new bed is coming and I am not ready.