Monday, November 30, 2009

lookie what I found!

Now don't get me wrong, feathers are everywhere. I mean, you go outside right now and I'm sure you'll find one sitting on the grass or the street or something. But when it's a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo tail feather, it's very different! I've been keeping my eyes open for years for one of these feathers!The cockatoos are everywhere up here at the moment, all the babies are developing their flight feathers, and the adults are maulting because it's so hot!

Friday, November 27, 2009

mushroom ornament

I love making Christmas ornaments out of felt, don't you? It's so versatile and easily accessible, and you can make so many different objects!This little guy now has some thread tied through him, ready to hang on the tree. If I have some spare time, I might even make a few more of them...if I can remember how to do it again.
I've been working on another Christmas decoration too, but you'll have to wait until it's finished!

Note to self: find Xmas tree soon...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

new family members and xmas crafting

So much has been happening! I mentioned in my last post I have a new pet! lol, No, she's not an owl! She's my Eastern Bearded Dragon! Her name is Pepsi, and she's just so sweet!Pepsi has had a hard start to life, coming through quite a bit before she found her way to me. She was scared and reluctant to be held when I first got her, sitting still and closing her eyes and puffing herself up to look bigger. Sometimes she'd puff her beard out and it would go black and she'd hiss. She was so skinny I could feel her backbone through her stomach! But now she's moving around her cage and enjoys sitting on your shoulder and I can even hand feed her! She's got the most beautiful markings on her belly and around her mouth, and when she colours up, her legs go a beautiful caramel colour. Her true nature is starting to show through and she's such a gorgeous girl!
I also have another two kittens I'm fostering for a few weeks. One of our other carers asked me to take them and tame them as she couldn't get them to stop hissing and running away. They're perfect now!Jaffa (tabby) and Humphrey (gray) are the cutest little things! They come when called and love to be patted and cuddled. They purr their little heads off before they go to sleep, on my bed mind you, and love to play with each other and our other cats, getting into all kinds of mischief! So that's four lizards and seven cats in the house now! lol
And the only crafting I've been able to accomplish is my first Christmas project for the year, a little green and red teddy with a little gold bow.I'm perfecting their bodies now but am still having some trouble with the heads! Oh well!

I have a heap more things to show you, but they'll have to wait until they're finished, or I take photos! Until then, have a good one!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

to brooch the subject

I love my button brooches, don't you? I've recently been getting into my button stash and putting some unusual designs together. Have any of you guys made one yet? I'd love to see what you can come up with!
I've also finished kitten block number seven! It took ages because of all the lines of wool, but it's finally done and I just love it! You can't see it properly but his eyes are actually green, he's got the most adorable pink nose and white whiskers!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Felting better!

Well I've been away for a little while, thanks mainly to a cold that wouldn't go away! Sore throat, runny eyes and nose, bad cough. You know, the usual aches and pains. But I'm feeling heaps better now, and thought it was about time I wrote another post.
I've been loving the xmas stuff coming out in the shops, and have been crafting some ornaments myself, but I'll keep them a secret until I've fniished a proper set, and it's a bit closer to Christmas.
But I did happen to make this little felt owl the other week -Isn't he the cutest? I'm really happy with how he turned out!
Oh, and I have a new pet! But that's another post... can anyone guess what she is?