….the time had come to finish off bits and pieces. You know, those things that you start, but don’t quite finish? When we made the Kindle cases a few weeks ago using wet felting around a bubblewrap resist, the intention was to embellish and decorate them.
After about a week (yes, I know! A week!), they were finally properly dry and ready for a little decoration!
The plain turquoise one is mine, and still to be fully completed (but I’ll get to that later..). This is a case I made for my friend Lizzie as a surprise. The first layers were blue, with the top layer of wool a turquoise colour (to be honest, this was because we ran out of blue, but I think it looks ace!), resulting in a two-tone effect.
I decided to needle felt the decorations, so put a foam pad inside the case:
I attached a strip (from where I cut across the top to remove the resist) to the top, as a loop to close the case, using needle felting (much easier to needle felt homemade felt together than shop bought!):
To decorate, using some more loose wool roving, I wrote her other little nickname freehand in capitals…
Then added some more wool and neatened it up:
Then a bit of pretty….
…and then out with the button jar..
….and sewn on…
…Done! I think it looks cute! I did intend the pink bits to look like flowers, but I think they in some ways look like butterflies…. Oh well. I finally got around to posting it to Lizzie about 2 weeks later (and so could finally publish this post), and she liked it, so that is after all the main thing. She sent me a text message in fact to say that everytime she looked at it she smiled and felt loved. Yep, I loves you! It’s true!
And for mine? Well, I added some letters and leaves to one side…..
And some daisies to the other!