Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Felted Bears

We had a wonderful Christmas. Both children keep saying, "This was the best Christmas ever!" We spent 3 days a couple of counties north. There was so much food, I never want to see food again. Today I downed cereal, a banana, and a cheese sandwich and I still feel too full.

I wanted to share something that I made for the kids for a Christmas gift. First let me back up a bit. When I hang out with a group of women, I think 90% of them are busy with some sort of handwork. Knitting, crochet, stitching, origami, the list goes on. Me, I just pick at my cuticles. So I decided I wanted a hobby that I could do while I chat. I like keeping my hands busy.

When it comes to crafts, I think in 3D. I make 3D cakes--I could never draw a picture on a cake. I must sculpt the thing. I discovered needle felting. It suits me really well, and though I'm new at it I wanted to make some sort of guys for the kids. After they were in bed, I spent quite a few evenings making these friends:

I have a lot to learn, but this was really fun and a good challenge. Now that the kids know about their bears, I can bring my hobby out during the day.