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1  Fabric origami mobile in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by feltpets on: May 31, 2010 11:43:16 PM
I am expecting my first child in September, and we don't move into our new home until August, so I haven't been able to nest in the truest sense.
So to occupy my idle hands, I decided to make a mobile for the baby.
We do not know what sex it is yet, so I'm just going for colourful decorations in a neutral room (when we get a chance to paint it!).
So I looked for inspiration on the 'net and came up with origami cranes made out of fabric (which I stiffened).
I also had a lot of fun at the patchwork store rummaging through the fat quarters looking for the best colours and patterns.
Here are a few pics.  Smiley




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2  Needle felted baby giraffe in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: April 06, 2010 07:35:53 PM
Here is my felted contribution to Million Giraffes Project (http://www.onemilliongiraffes.com/)
 Smiley

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3  Re: my first bunny in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: December 19, 2009 02:39:38 AM
And here is the other rabbit to complete the pair:

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4  Paper Christmas wreath in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by feltpets on: December 18, 2009 11:27:59 PM
Hi, I'm new to this thread.
But I made a paper wreath for Christmas from this tutorial:
http://missfancypants.typepad.com/little_miss_fancy_pants/2009/09/fancy-this-christmas-wreath.html

It took me from 3pm til 3am ~ I couldn't stop til I finished it!!  Grin

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5  Re: my first bunny in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: December 12, 2009 08:44:19 PM
Thanks for the great feedback.  Grin
Its only palm sized. I think I used either 4mm or 5mm eyes.

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6  my first bunny in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: December 12, 2009 07:12:31 PM
My first attempt at a bunny. I'm quite happy at how it turned out.  Smiley

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7  White Lion in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: May 17, 2009 04:54:01 AM
Some recreational felting:




He started off as lioness! Before I added his mane.

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8  Re: My first needle felted bear in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: May 17, 2009 04:52:12 AM
Thanks Tracey.
I hope you have the opportunity to start on your first project real soon. Careful, needle felting can be addictive!

I have only made one other similar bear called "Honey Bear".

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9  Re: Blending Wool Colors with a brush in Felting: Discussion and Questions by feltpets on: January 27, 2009 11:00:59 PM
I use dog brushes to card my wool too. And yes I do get some knots, but its a matter of practice. Here is a pic of my brush when I was blending poodle fur with wool (I have two of these brushes).



Here is a really helpful youtube tutorial that may help:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=3-eEP8fUAnY&feature=PlayList&p=B659AD8E396311BB&playnext=1&index=64

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10  Comparison of sculptures 2 years apart in Felting: Completed Projects by feltpets on: December 30, 2008 03:06:32 PM
I recently had a friend ask me to repair a sculpture I made of his dog - it lost an ear. I made the staffy almost 2 years ago, and my technique has evolved a lot since then. So I decided to repair the sculpture and make a new one.
So here is the result:



Sculpture #149 (Ruby the staffy December 30 2008) on the left and sculpture #4 (Ruby the staffy January 10 2007) on the right.

And here is the real Ruby:



What a difference 2 years makes!  Smiley
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