The latest issue of Mollie Makes turned up on my doorstep last weekend and my first thought when I saw the cute doglets on the front cover was “I have got to make those”…
I bought a needle felting kit (this one) a couple of years ago and, apart from one experiment, it’s been languishing in a cupboard ever since. Towards the end of last year I despaired of ever using it for needle felting and started using the roving for wet felting instead (and made some very pretty baubles).
How cute are the doglets?! Too cute for words, and they made me finally get my backside in gear and have another go at needle felting.
The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow, so I just dived straight in. Miraculously I managed not to poke myself in the fingers with the incredibly sharp needle, and after a while my first doglet emerged.
I was pretty impressed with myself, I can tell you that for nothing! It took ages to make this little fella (mainly because I was scared of pricking myself with the needle) but I enjoyed the process and loved the finished article so much that I had another go… and then another go… and then another…
…so by the end of the weekend there was a small army of doglets littering my sitting room floor. Ok, the pink one looks more like a Clanger than a dog but it was a little experiment (and one I’m not sure I’ll be repeating in that colour!).
I’m getting faster at it now (and still haven’t had any accidents with the needle – yay!) and suspect there will be more needle felting in my future.