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Tag Archives: felting
A friend had a baby and I decided to make some baby slippers. They knit up quickly and are fun to make. I use a pattern by La Droguerie (of course). The original pattern is for frogs but I didn’t … Continue reading
City and Sea Photos from walking around Helsinki in January. I convinced my husband to walk around Helsinki for hours by luring him with the promise of food at Hietalahti Market Hall. It was a loooong nice walk and the food … Continue reading
Our trip to Tallinn was a complete surprise and totally unplanned. We read about the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in a brochure in our hotel room. The Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia is a UNESCO world heritage site for … Continue reading
Ikamura-San is busy writing his latest opus. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have already seen one of these photos. In my interview with Ikamura, he stated that the squid’s point of view is poorly represented. He notes … Continue reading
Froggio Froggeddabaddit is based on a La Drougerie pattern with a few modifications. The pattern is very similar to the one I used for Kitijiro Nekowski so it was really easy to make this one up. The first modificiation is … Continue reading
These are the cats I knitted my my nieces and nephew. They are the same pattern as Kitijio Nekowski, from La Droguerie. When I finished the cats, I felt that they needed a little something more so I gave them … Continue reading
Snowmen Fight: Samurai vs Ninja. Get Your Winter War Mittens Here!I A Post in 2 Parts. Part the Second.
Today, I finish the article of the making of the Fuyu no Jin Mittens. As I wrote in the previous post Fuyu no Jin means a winter war in Japanese. Traditionally, it’s army against army in winter but my mittens are going … Continue reading
Snowmen Fight: Samurai vs Ninja. Get Your Winter War Mittens Here!I A Post in 2 Parts. Part the First
Time: 10 hours (depending on skill and gear) Materials 100% wool sweater to be recycled Mitten Template (made from tracing hand) Felting wool in 5 colors Embroidery thread 4 tiny black beads for eyes Needle Felting Gear Sewing Machine (or … Continue reading
This is needle felting mixed together with a photography, lomo-esque feel. Crafting and photography in a happy union! As you may have noticed from my previous post, Dreaming of Imaginary Dragon Fish, I’m really interested in character creation. Fimo is … Continue reading