Saturday, 15 August 2020

Needle Felt Gardening Mouse

This little beauty was made as a gift for my Mams Birthday in June, both my mam and Dad are and were avid gardeners, my Dad grew all of our vegetables in an allotment so when he wasn't at work he could be found working in the garden.
I knew a felted mouse would delight my Mam. 

I wasn't wrong, she loves him.

I had so much fun making the miniatures to feature with the mouse and even found a dolls house miniature newspaper that I could print and make up.

The delight of watching this felted creation build up and all the pain of some finger stabs was worth every hour it took when I saw the joy it gave to my Mam

Isn't it fabulous. I'm proud of this one.

From his flat cap to his waistcoat I loved making him.

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Fairy Paper Pad Collection

It's been a busy month at Katy Sue Designs lots of new products and the Fairy Paper Pad is sure to delight, the artwork is by Teresa Goodridge and has the most cutest detail.

Here is a few of my cards made from this collection

The paper pad is designed so that you can use your own dies to cut out the images as toppers.
Of course you could equally use a paper trimmer and just cut them out too

I love that they have remembered the little boys in this collection.

Just look at this little angel riding the snail.

within this collection you are getting backgrounds, toppers in two sizes, insets, sentiment ad embellishments.All in a pad so you would loose part of the collection and it will stack perfect on those crafty shelves.

I think it is one of the prettiest collections that I have seen in a long time

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Fairytale Needle Felting Pincushion

Once upon a time in a land of fluff and colour lived a princess who sewed, she had lots of bits and pieces that needed organizing and one of the things that was problematic was where to keep her pins and needles without the mountain dragon collecting them to use for his weapons.

I know my head is in fairy land but hey, in this unpredictable world it is good to escape into a better one now and again.
Needle Felting does that for me, a bit of escapism from this weird world that we live in.

Again using a vintage tea trio as my base as they are so pretty I created a fairy-tale of my own which I think any sewing princess out there would love.

I'm thinking of selling these sewing pincushion with a difference for around £25 plus postage I have 3 different ones made up so far.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Vintage Tea Trio

Tea in a china cup, there's something quite British about it isn't there?
This Tea cup trio is a delight.

A pin cushion with a difference, sure to delight the avid needle crafter.
Loads of wool went into this and it was a fun needle felt project.

I find most pin cushions a little boring to say the least but this one is a bit of a taking point, just imagine this sitting on the sewing table.
I'm thinking I may make a few more to sell if I can bear to part with them.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Needle Felt Fairy Tutorial

I recently did a facebook live on how to make a needle felt fairy and thought it would be lovely to share here too.

  Perfect for anyone wanting to try their hand at this craft and perfect for gift giving.

to see the tutorial in in a larger view click to watch on my u tube channel