Bit of a random blog post, but here goes!
For over a year I have been hoping to attend a felting group called Feltmakers North, which happens monthly on a Saturday morning.
Finally, yesterday, I managed to attend, and learned some basic techniques including wet felting and needle felting.
The wet felting was hard but rewarding work.
I preferred the needle felting - I made the flower badge/brooch in the foreground, using some pre-felt (yes - learning the lingo!) and a long barbed needle.
It was a rewarding and satisfactory morning, and I hope to get along to the next meeting too.
I enjoyed it so much, that yesterday around 5pm I started to create another brooch, and before we headed out for dinner, I had created this (I attached a Swarovski crystal and small silver bead to the middle).
If you have any felting tips, links or felting inspiration, be sure to let me know.
40th Birthdays :
This week I have been at TWO 40th birthday dinners - for Joyce
and for Grant
(obviously 1972 was a very good year!)
Both involved lovely meals in two different local steak restaurants. However it seems SO LONG (5 years) since my 40th!
This morning my husband, daughters and I took about 20 kids (aged 4 - 7) for Childrens Church during part of our church service.
We played some "following" games - Follow My Leader, and Simon Says. We used the bible story of Jesus calling His disciples to follow him, then our easy-peasy craft was colouring in cut-out feet. Some chose to have "I want to follow Jesus" on them.
At the end we laid out the foot prints on the floor.....
Finally, yesterday I discovered a blog I would love to share with you. It is www.kissesfromKatie.blogspot.com - written by an inspiring 22 year old American, Katie who lives and works in Uganda - she has adopted 13 orphaned girls, and runs a daily feeding programme, employing 12 locals, at a Ugandan school enabling over 1600 kids to get food and access education every day - WOW! Her faith and maturity is both inpsiring and challenging.
Katie has written a book Kisses From Katie - A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption which I plan to order, having heard a radio interview with her yesterday.
So - a bit of a mixed bag of a blog post! Welcome to my world!!!
(All photos for this post taken with my iphone)