Latest needle felting news

I haven’t blogged the needle felting pictures for quite a while as some of it has been top secret for Christmas pressies etc. But now I can finally show you what these extremely talented ladies have been up to for the last couple of months. We have been making character dolls. I got quite emotional on our last class before Christmas as they have all done so well and I am so proud of them. Some of them still needed a few finishing touches so I took the final pics at our first class back on Thursday. Prepare to be amazed.


Here are a few more pics of the making of them.

Take a close look at Kelly’s man. He is anatomically correct. We did have some laughs……………..


But it wasn’t just character dolls that were being made at the classes. Emma made a fantastic tortoise. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. It is so good. And Mandy finished her pony which I’m sure you will agree looks very good.


So that’s what we have been busy with. What do you think??




Needle felting project

I don’t know if I ever introduced you to George. George needle felted character dollHe was my first needle felted character doll. Some of the ladies at my felting class expressed an interest in making their own character dolls. And so a few weeks ago we made a start. The heads are nearly done so I thought it might be quite nice to show how they are getting on so far. They have certainly all got character and really came to life on Thursday’s class when we added the hair.


Here are some photos


What do you think? Aren’t they cool?

Wait til they have their bodies.

Please leave comments, I’m sure everyone would love to know what you think.


Hedgehog classes

We have had a couple of hedgehog classes and have one more in the middle of September but here are the hedgehogs that have been made so far.

Aren’t they cute?


A busy couple of months

I would like to apologise for my lack of blogging for the last couple of months. I have been so busy with classes and making bears for Hugglets  that I have not had time to keep on top of my blog. I did however take photos of all the lovely bears that were made at my classes so here they are and they are definitely worth waiting for.  Again, I am so pleased with how they all turned out. Everyone should be so proud of themselves. Well done everyone.


The latest bear making class

We had a very relaxed bear making class this week. Everyone except one had made a bear before on my earlier classes so the pace was good. Everyone had finished by the end of the class even with a very long lunch break. Maureen made us all laugh as Ted (her husband) what a good name!!! had marked in her diary that a new bear was to be born that day. Maureen texted to let him know when “the head was out” Yes!!! she is THAT mad but then so were the rest of us. The Thing About Bears is…… they make you smile and act daft. They seem to speak to you and give you that look that makes you start chattering away to them. But enough of this soppy talk. You must want to see the latest bears. Here they are…..

I’m sure they would love to see your comments…..

Another busy needle felting class

We have had another lovely felting class with lots of chatter and many beautiful creations being made. The classroom was absolutely full again with all 12 seats taken, meaning no seat for me (not that I would have time to sit down anyway)


It was great fun and everyone is now an expert as far as I’m concerned so it’s time for a new challenge.George needle felted character doll

The bigger projects! I’m not sure if I ever blogged about George but he was my first needle felted character doll that

I made using an online workshop by Kay Petal of Felt Alive. She is one clever lady.

I know some of my ladies are itching to start their bigger projects so I am hoping to teach a few new techniques to help them get started. There is talk of needle felted ET, Dobby from Harry Potter, Minnie Mouse, Rosie and Jim and even Betty Boop. All sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to get started. Now that Anita has got all the supplies into Swanstitch for us we are raring to go. So watch this space and when the photos start appearing, please leave comments and let us know what you think.