vrijdag 31 januari 2020

end of the first ...

Yes :
the end of the first month of 2020 !

It's been quiet here.
Not a lot of time on the net,
have been reading books
and making small animals, finger puppets.
(though I can't stay felting too long,
somehow there's something wrong with my posture :
felting too long gives me backache ...
must find a way to avoid that !)

a growing menagerie 

(... thinking of the devastation Down Under) 

We had birthday parties :
middle grandchild and dear friend who turned 77,
and there was a swimming diploma for a very proud youngest ...

and he and I started on the first page
of a blank calendar that was a christmas present.

nothing better than the skating competition of big brother
for January !!!

zaterdag 18 januari 2020

more ...

Not done yet with it
(far from)

baaaaaa he says ... 

the back : finished and before felting

(hmmmmmm ... there will be more)

zondag 12 januari 2020

... that is the question ...

Is there
a mouse
with a tiny cat


is there
a cat
with a giant mouse

I think that is the question


(not finished yet)

vrijdag 10 januari 2020

a handful

Here they are 
Not all of them,
but a handful of finger puppets ready to play

The little gray-and-white mouse in the middle
was the very first one !

At first that mouse and the fox had smaller, seed bead eyes.
But today I found slightly bigger beads
and exchanged them,
and gave the other ones eyesight too.

This little froggy
has yellow felted balls as eyes
and I stitched them with some black thread

hmmmm ..... might give hime a crown ...

(Ohhhhh this is addictive !)

woensdag 8 januari 2020

little puppets

As a Christmas present
I chose to order some Kap Merino wool
(that's very short-fiber fine wool)
I needed that for my online class with Pam de Groot
but I had some more use for it !
For a long time now I admired the puppets
Yaroslava Troynich is making.

(I didn't take a workshop with her
but worked it out myself
and am now making my own little finger puppets)

This isn't the first one,
but the first I remembered taking pictures while making. 

Here is the little fellow
drying, stuffed with paper.

Eyes will be tiny glass beads later.

More surely will follow ...