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Enjoying creating seasonal felt decoration

Star Angel, needle felted

I really enjoy experiencing the different seasons; the way how they unfold, transform and change through the year. The change of colours in nature is an amazing transformation, which I do observe in total awe. I love to share my joy and love for nature and it’s wonders and beauty. I share it e.g. in workshops, in fairy healing, in nature healing, in nature mandalas, in my fibre craft creations, in  paintings and even when I’m dancing.

Seasonal felt creations

As the seasons and the realm of nature beings are very close to my heart it is no wonder that one of my favorite activities is to create seasonal items and ornaments. Even though the seasons occur every year, I still enjoy creating something new, use different colours, shapes and even different materials as you can see below.

A few weeks ago I had some fun by painting these gnome faces on wood. Or do you think they look a bit like Santas?

Wooden gnomes
Wooden gnomes

Anyway, here are 4 mini Santas, needle felted from wool fibres. One of them was made by a felt workshop participant.

Needle felted Santas
Needle felted Santas
Needle felt workshops

If you wish to learn how to seasonal felt creations using needle felting, then I am happy to welcome you at one or a series of felt workshops.

Fairies and angels
Fairies and angels

Angels and fairies are always a beautiful decoration and a lovely hand-made gift.

 

Fire and water fairy
Fire and water fairy

 

I recently enjoyed creating fairies related to the elements. The first fairy is related to fire and water and the second one is related to earth and water.

Earth and water fairy
Earth and water fairy

 

 

 

Toad stol and dwarf

 

 

 

 

If you like more subtle colour shades, then you may enjoy creations out of plant dyed wool like this toad stool and gnome. This one here has found a new home in Belgium. I love when my creations find new homes and friends in different parts of the world. I am happy to create bespoke items and ornaments either needle felted or wet felted and bring joy and beauty to my customers.  Please, contact me if you  wish to order a customized felted item and I am happy to create one for you, your friend or family.

Spring has sprung

Happy beginning of Spring! I spent the first day of Spring on a sunny Saturday in the beautiful Lenzie Moss nature reserve.

First day of Spring
First day of Spring in Lenzie Moss
Crocuses opened to the sunlight
Crocuses opened to the sunlight

The area is a sanctuary for wildlife, including rabbits, deer and foxes. Besides the boggy area, where peat was cut over centuries and which is now overgrown with heather, reed grass, moss and other plants, there is beautiful woodland, mainly made up of silver birch. That day those small silver birch trees were flooded with sunlight, the birds, robins and sparrows were singing there songs, which filled the air with hope for warmer and longer days.

A couple of my needle felted fairy friends had accompanied me and discovered a place in the wood where they enjoyed themselves.  Here you can see yourself:

A dwarf couple in the wood
A dwarf couple in the wood

 

Moss gnome and little red hat and boots
Moss gnome and little red hat and boots

 

Flower fairy Sally
Flower fairy Sally
Little red hat has found a mouse hole
Little red hat has found a mouse-hole
Dwarf lady with moss and dwarf with mushrooms
Dwarf woman with moss and dwarf with mushrooms

Those pictures can tell stories, fairy tales from the natural realm of magic and wonder.  Can you hear what the little ones are telling?  What secrets of the natural realm are they sharing? I love to take pictures in nature with the little ones. It fills my heart with joy and my imagination gets nurtured. You can see more of those felted gnomes and fairies on this website or I am happy to show you how to create your own in a workshop.

Happy time of Spring awakening!