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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008 11:47:51 AM »

This rocks!  It's so gorgeous! 

(It's amazing things like this that have made me want to learn how to knit AND felt so badly!)
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008 11:52:39 AM »

Awesome ! I hit "this rocks" !
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008 11:53:27 AM »

I love the secret exit so much! The little creature in the hole (a mole?) is sooo cute.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008 11:58:43 AM »

Woo!  Cheesy Thank you so much!
Gomerriffic-yes I did make the little gnome and the mouse too. The gnome is just wire wrapped with embroidery floss, a bead and felt and the mouse is needle felted.
I really wish I had known how to felt and knit when my kids were little...guess when I'm a gramma I'll have to spoil my grandkids rotten.
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008 12:00:18 PM »

Wow , you left you kids play with that?!? I would put it in a glass box and on a high shelf on display, it's so detailed and gorgeous.
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2008 12:03:24 PM »

how many felting needles did you have to use?
i broke 4 needles in day last week.... but i was being a weee bit brutal....
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2008 12:20:35 PM »

WOW! What a dreamy little scene!
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008 12:26:59 PM »

Wow , you left you kids play with that?!? I would put it in a glass box and on a high shelf on display, it's so detailed and gorgeous.

Thank you! It's actually pretty durable. A determined person could get the leaves off the tree and maybe pry some felted stones partly off.....but its all so firmly felted together that there's not much a kid could do to it. I wouldn't let a really little child play with it as the wool on the tree was left fluffy and could be pulled off and eaten.
I made a hollow tree trunk one that was really sturdy- I would let even a baby play with that one....Safer than plastic toys these days.

Whitebelt- I used a six needle holder to felt the base and then a two needle tool for most of the rest.  I didn't break any on it....hope I didn't just jinx  myself.  I used coarser needles (36's?) for the initial felting and then used a finer gauge once it was getting more compact. The key is to only stab straight up and down....never twist your hand or try felt at an angle, as those needles do break easily.
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008 12:55:04 PM »

My gosh. Im speechless! So much hard work and a well done job it is! I would so like to learn this technique one day!
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2008 01:29:09 PM »

That really is stunning!  I love the swing and the little gnome and the secret cave escape!

Gorgeous.

Tarewyn ( Hippy Goodwife)
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