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Needle felted Christmas Presents

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Needle-felted-Christmas-Presents

I have to admit that I had a bit of a stress earlier this week as it suddenly dawned on me that not only had I decided to needle felt three Christmas gifts and had barely started one with less than a week to go but, I also had my Christmas cards to design, print and send! On top of this, I am getting married next June in Italy and I still haven’t designed the invitations and they need to be ready to take with me when we visit in January!

This evening I am happy to report that I am feeling much calmer! Somehow I managed to complete the second of my needle felted presents earlier this afternoon! The third will be done by January as my friend and I have decided to Christmas in January (it makes it last a bit longer!)

The second of the presents turned out to be much easier than I anticipated and only took me a few hours to complete

Needle Felted Mushroom

This is not something I would normally think of needle felting but it was so simple and so much fun to do that I can see myself making many more and maybe even doing a tutorial on making them in the new year as it is such a great beginner project for anyone wanting to try sculputual needle felting!

It came about as I was showing my colleague other examples of needle felting on pinterest after showing her Gus the Mouse.  Whilst we were looking around she kept commenting on how much she liked the different mushrooms and toadstools she saw,  so I decided to make her one of her own for Christmas.

Needle Felted Mushroom too

I always think it’s the little details that make a project different so couldn’t help but add the little ladybird and butterfly

Needle Felted Mushroom front

I am am pleased to report that other than the odd little present all my Christmas shopping is done…Yippee!  Myself and my other half will be visiting my family in the Lake District for Christmas so this will be my last post before the new year!

Merry-Christmas

I couldn’t sign off though before showing you someone very special.  Last week you saw him peering out of a teacup as the poor little thing only had a head.  Now, he is all finished and ready to go to his new home for Christmas…..doesn’t Gus look smart!  He has completely stolen my heart and I am finding it very hard to give him up, even my other half has fallen for him but I know he will be happy where he is going! I wasn’t going to do any more needle felting before Christmas (too busy) but I can feel another project coming on, just to make sure i don’t miss Gus too much!

Needle Felted White Mouse

All that’s left to do before I head over to Handmade Monday is to  thank you for taking the time to visit my little home on the web these past couple of weeks and I hope I see you again when I get back!

“He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew
like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!””

Jo

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20 thoughts on “Needle felted Christmas Presents

  1. Oh my goodness, you couldn’t get much cuter than that little mite. So sweet.
    I really like your toadstool, they are on my to-do-list.

  2. I love the toadstools with all the little details. So cute.

  3. I am looking forward to your tutorial on needle felting although I am sure that I could not make anything up to your standard. The detail is amazing. Gus is adorable – I truly hope that he is going to a home where he is appreciated :) I wish you a very happy Christmas :)

  4. Your toadstools are lovely and who wouldn’t fall in love with Gus?

  5. Awww Gus is adorable! And your toadstool is such a beautiful gift – i love the ladybird on the side… you’re right, its always the little details that make something extra special.

    Its horrible when you get those moments of overwhelm isn’t it, the good thing is that things usually turn out to be much more manageable than you feared once the panic moment is over! x

  6. He is such a sweety. How lovely to be getting married in Italy – good luck with your invitations. I hope you have a very happy Christmas and look forward to ‘seeing’ you in the New Year.

  7. I love your tipsy mushroom and the little mouse is so cute

  8. I love toadstools, I love the butterfly detail. Enjoy your break and have a wonderful time throughout the festive season.
    Gus is wonderful :)

    Jan x

  9. Glad your panic is over. The toadstool looks straight out of a fairy tale, and Gus will make someone very happy this Christmas!
    Enjoy,
    Wendy x

  10. Lovely ! I’m not sure I could give Gus up, looking at that little mouse. Have a lovely Christmas and see you in the new year on Handmade Monday, Jo x

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