A Creative Break

This week has seen a lot of us returning to pre-Christmas routines, with school, work and even social commitments changing back to a familiar and at times unwelcome pace. For my own part life is often so busy that I have lists that tell me which list to tackle first and that leaves very little time to actually sit back and enjoy doing something creative.

So when I found myself with time on my hands I did what any creative sort would do and started a new project. I decided to tackle a kit that I was given for Christmas, of course it was Christmas 2010 but sometimes that’s just the way of things.

Many of you will know that I’ve given needle felting a ‘stab’ (excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist!) I loved sitting in front of the TV jabbing at wool and actually creating something at the end of it. Unfortunately I put down my needle felting when other commitments got in the way. I was therefore more than a little apprehensive when I picked up this little kit, aside from my extended break, the designer is one of the most renowned and talented needle felt artists out there Dominica More Gordon.

My finished dog (pic above) may not have the precise features of Domenica’s, I’m sure she spends many more hours then I did on this little fellow. He also exhibits the same kind of facial expression that all my needle felted creations do (I assume this is my own personal look coming out) but I’m really very pleased with him. Now the only thing I have to do is keep him away from my youngest son who is determined to try and play with him.

I wasn’t the only one jumping on the creative bandwagon though. My daughter was given a lovely Buttonbag bunny kit and being the kind soul she is shared it with her brothers, here are their finished bunnies. I think they’re absolutely adorable, you’ll have to forgive a soppy proud Mum moment πŸ˜€

Even my husband has joined us and taken up ragrugging. A hobby that we find suits both of us, he shreds up and uses the old scraps of fabric/clothes I couldn’t bare to throw away and I get a tidier house! So far he’s shredded up old jeans, sheets, curtain offcuts, nothing is safe! I’ll have to remember to post a pic once it’s finished.

Have any of you been especially creative over the festive break?

 

6 Responses to A Creative Break

  1. I love your little dog, he has such a cute little face.

    Well done to your kids on their wonderful bunnies too.

    Speaking of bunnies and I do like to speak about bunnies your blue mohair bunny in the previous post is gorgeous. πŸ™‚

    Vivienne x

    • Thanks Vivienne πŸ™‚

      The bunny is absolutely gorgeous isn’t she, I believe she’s available in a red mohair too (will have to hint at my husband for Easter).

      Abi

  2. LIking the creativity, just a thought- the rag rug making work would be neater and easier made in a frame. Sometimes you just can’t find the colours you need though. I have some hooked and ragged rugs down and they last years.

    • Ooh thanks Anne, I will pass that on to my husband. It’s amazingly heavy already and it’s no where near finished as you can see, I can well believe they last a long time.

      Abi