For me spring equals daffodils !
The birthday of our daughter (a week ago)
always is a good measuring point :
I remember coming home with her from the hospital
seeing all the daffodils along the roads and in the gardens
in full bloom
Last Saturday I had a wonderful felting day with my English friend J
who only recently started felting
but is really having a go at it, taking an on-line course,
making all kinds of things,
whenever she finds the time, next to her busy day job.
Though I work alone (or with daughter) most of the time
felting together gives a lot of inspiration
The idea for this bag was in my head for some time ...
since the daffodils started blooming
I often try something new ....
but that doesn't always work out the way I think, or want it to ...
I soon realized that the cord stems
would not easily attach to the laid-out background
a bit of helping stitches with linen thread perhaps ?
(cheating a bit, but that did the trick
and was also needed for the flower on the flap)
(yuk ! ... that pink towel under the work !)
A bit of work on Sunday and today was needed to finish the job
It is drying now with a towel inside
some stitches on the flower so it dries the way I want
(will draw the winner of the leap-day mandala in two days ....)