Oh dear – a day missed already.


I totally forgot about yesterday’s blog post – which is a shame, because it was a good day.  I went to a local felt-making group that meets once a month – I missed the last meeting (or couple of meetings), and the last one I went to wasn’t very good, because I was not feeling at all positive or inspired.  I did make some felt flowers, and enjoyed the company of the other felters (there is an overlap with the knitting group), but all in all, it was a bit of a negative experience, and I think I let that get to me.

However yesterday was a completely different sort of day, even though I wasn’t feeling desperately inspired when I arrived.  L – the woman who runs the group – advised me to set out a base layer of white fleece, and then play around with the coloured fleece, and the vague idea that I had in my mind, and just see what happened – and that worked a treat.

I’ve actually made two felt pictures – the first one was the one I had been thinking about for a while – a sort of seaside view, with a grassy slope either side framing the view of a beach and the sea, and then a cloudy sky.  It’s not finished yet – it needs embellishing in some way – embroidery and beads, I think, and maybe an appliqued-on boat – but it already looks like what it is, if you see what I mean!

Then, after having a look through a gorgeous felting book brought by one of the other members, I had a go at a picture of flowers in a vase, and that worked quite well too.  Again I am going to have to embellish it and finish it off some more, but I really enjoyed making the pictures and the fact that other people could a) recognise what they were, and b) said they were good.


About sdtgcraftygenius

I'm in my late forties, mum of three teenage boys, living near Glasgow. I've been a nurse, studied politics and music at university, and now I am a stay-at-home mother. I've suffered from depression for many years (only recently diagnosed), and take antidepressants daily to keep me on a manageable level.

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