Sunday, 24 February 2013
Needle-Felting Disaster Rescue
Even the craftiest amongst us - perhaps especially the craftiest amongst us - make mistakes, have disasters. I am no exception. This little guy was a perfect, fat, fluffy, cuddly-looking polar bear until I washed him with soap and water - something which I have been told to do to my creations by the Internet.
Polar bear collapsed. His legs no longer held his own weight properly; the joins at his hips and shoulders looked narrow and frail; he was a mess. I had no idea what to do with him.
Then more wool arrived from the fluff emporium I order from in Yorkshire, and it was many colours! I was inspired to make my feeble flat polar bear into a base for a happy Stegosaurus.
Happy Steggy even inspired my Man, who is usually unimpressed by my crafting, to remark 'it's like he [polar bear] is wearing a costume,' and giggle a bit. I did leave his little legs sticking out the bottom, as it seemed too much faff to coat them in a dinosaury colour, and why shouldn't stegosauruses have white legs anyway?
Speaking of legs, as he was a dinosaur and I wanted to decorate him a bit to make him scaly, I made the effort to add some beads to his hip and shoulder-joints.