Not much felting happening recently……

You may have noticed that there have not been many felting posts recently….or many posts at all!  I went back into full time work last week after 8 months not in paid work (mostly by choice although I hadn’t intended the break to last quite so long!!).  And I spent the last two or three months filling in application forms etc for quite a lot of the time – it takes a remarkable amount of time and energy….

However now I am working for a publishing company 9.00-6.00 –  still in the proscess of working out how to fit my creative life around paid work once again……

However last weekend I did make a small bag to match one of the first hats I ever made.  It has come out quite well (although I’m not sure I could say the same about the photos.)

Green hat and bag with flaps and spikes

Old Hat, New Bag

The bag is quite a complicated design with integral flaps and spikes to match the hat.  It also has a felt button and a stripey inside.  Basically just for fun I threw lots of different techniques at it!!

Close up of small green bag

Unfortunately I forgot that the flap on the main body of the bag was due to fold back once it was finished so I decorated the wrong side.

Stripey inside

But I do like it – I think it has quite a sporan like appearance….

Oh and its going to be a busy week this week.  I’m preparing for a stall at Hays Galleria with the felting collective ‘London Loves Felt’ (of which more later).

And I have a play to see on Tuesday, I’m acting as auditions’ secretary for the Scotsman and my friend Barrie on Wednesday (of which also more later) and four nights of concert going at the Kings Place Festival  Thursday to Sunday…..

I must be mad!!

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