Friday, 24 July 2009

Too many ideas for my hands to keep up with!

I must admit I do get carried away and keep making new things. As my mum always says "You'll never be board our Maria!" I'm motivated by so many different artists, and I really love it!


Fire Vase

Iv been dieing to have some time to do this. Iv had the vase sitting on the side for ages and I really wanted to try this new wool. It looks wonderful in my window. Just need to hint for some lovely flowers to put in it!

Moss Shawl and Felted Flower

I'm loving how this has turned out. Iv felted some skeleton leaves (gold and copper) into the sides of this shawl, which has given it a Autumnal feel to it. Iv embroidered around the leaves with autumn threads to highlight and emboss them. This is a different flower to what I normally would make and I'm pleased with how it has turned out.

Still on the Autumnal theme....... Needle Felted Cuff's

I remember wearing leather cuff's in my teens and thought I would try and make some in the felt. It's a great way of using your oddments of wool and silks and there so warm! Just to finish them off iv added some embroidery and one of my handmade buttons.

Yes.... More Christmas Decorations!

I bought some wonderful squares of hand dyed felt at the Sewing for Pleasure exhibition earlier this year and I was wondering what to do with it. So iv been playing!

Craft Fairs

I did my first outdoor fair for this year at the Littlethorpe Gala in Leicestershire last weekend. I would fully recommend going next year. There were quite a few stalls and loads of things for children to do. Tug of war contest, Morris dancing, children's racing and all sorts. It was a lovely sunny day and the atmosphere was great. I did some needle felting demonstrating whilst my mother-in-law was helping behind the stall.

My son (in the picture) was having a great time watching everything going off!

Happy little boy!!

And finally..... (Sorry for the long post!)

Race for Life 09
Me and Netty did the Race for Life at Weston Park Leicester again this year. It was a significant year for Netty as her beloved husband died of terminal cancer in January this year. The rain kept off and we had a emotional yet enjoyable time. Thanks to everyone that sponsered me again.

Im number 5 and my friend Netty.

I loved my glitter hat. I say loved as my daughter has now took a liking to it!

Thanks for reading............


Regina Moore said...

Wow! You've really been busy! Really love the felted vase!

Maria Dent said...

Thanks very much Gina. Im really chuffed with it too.

Unknown said...

Wow your fire vases are gorgeous, i love your felting creations and oh yeah your son is the most adorable little fellow ever . lol

Maria Dent said...

Thank you Karen. He is a cutie isnt he...... says the proud mother!


Hi Maria, thanks so much for visiting me and leaving a comment on the leaves tutorial. I love all your work especially the orange vase and the green shawl - wow!

Glad I found you!

I shall add you to my blog buddy list on LOVE STITCHING RED blog

Best wishes, Carolyn

Maria Dent said...

Thanks very much for your lovely comment. Im going to do a Level 3 Diploma in Creative Textiles come September and I find your work very inspiring.I cant wait! Keep up the lovely work.

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Beautiful work! Wow!! That shawl and your fire vase are really spectacular.

Maria Dent said...

Thanks Lisa. Im a fan of your acorns! There so sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great time too!


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