Friday, July 1, 2016

Unfinish Friday!


This week seems to have flown by, lots of plans and not much got done. It took two days to clean up after our trip and then I crashed, too much fun in one week;) I worked on a few things, but didn't get a chance to finish, so I will show you what I have been working on.

I decided I wanted to practice some more felting and I had a tutorial for a cute pup. I wanted it to be more like Bean so I used his colors and their pattern. I have roving that is more compact and that is great for forming the body, then I planned on using the longer hairs for his fur, but I realized after I looked, no long black hair so now the dog is a puppy with bushy hair. I want to do more details and today I made a little tennis ball for him to play with. I will show you a photo when I am finished. I wanted a collar but his neck is too compact so that might not work. It was fun to try though and I learn what I change to make it better.

My photos do not come out that great, it looks nicer in person.


I also worked on some stitcheries. I made up a few to take with me, but never worked on them. I tend to go all day and at night, just sitting at the fire is enough activity for the night. I wanted to make Cheri's baskets in the rework and love how it looks, I used pearl cotton on that one and I will do a nice border for it. I also made another church piece, my Christmas box will be over flowing this year.

As you can see, I use batting under the stitchery, works nicely with pillows and it helps to keep the stitches clean when I carry through to the next space. The trick is tying off before you carry over so it doesn't tighten up when you wash it, and not to carry too far, just over a few spaces at the most.


11 comments:

Shasta Matova said...

That dog is adorable. What a great idea to do the baskets n redwork! Thanks for the tip.

Karen said...

At first glance, I had no idea the dog was something you had made. Adorable and very much like your Bean.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Catching up here. Your week in NH looked like a wonderful time.
Fun projects you are working on. Your felted Bean is so cute.
Hugs & Happy 4th :)
Lauren

Saundra said...

I think the pup needle felt turned out well. Heck, I didn't have any Friday OR Saturday finishes either as my projects are much larger than what you do. Must admit tho, I'm rather envious of all the finishes you post. Hope you have a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Kim said...

Awwww, a mini Bean. Really sweet!

Jennie in GA said...

I am amazed at your dog. Wow!! And love the sweet little baskets.

Julie Fukuda said...

I saw your post yesterday on Bloglovin but that site will not let me comment. The pup is so cute and really looks like Bean in his early days. I am still trying to get things sorted and put away from camp and that was a few weeks ago. I did finish my son's birthy project and get it into the mail so all was not lost.

Carole said...

Cute dog! You are so talented! Cheers!

acorn hollow said...

I think your dog looks great! and still you were busy than I was. I always love to see your work.
Cathy

paulette said...

Your pup really does look like Bean! Love it! And your stitcheries are perfect! I know, the clean-up from a trip always seems to take awhile...mainly because you are so exhausted! This means lots of fun what had!! :o))

Sandi said...

Bean dog is Wonderful! He definitely needs a tennis ball to play with.

Your stitchery is lovely, you managed to do a lot for being so tired!