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Paula The Needle Felted Polar Bear

A new home and a change in direction

The last time I saw you was probably over at blogger which was my old blogging home.  As so many people seem to use it and it is more flexible than wordpress (well without paying anyway)  I really wanted to give it a go.  It just wasn’t working for me though and definitely didn’t feel like my www home!  So, rather than struggle with it, I decided to move to wordpress and I must say,this feels much more like home so here I shall stay!

The last time you saw me I was also experimenting with combining needle felting and stationery. Again, this was something that didn’t seem to quite gel with me, so I took a break for a week or so to really think about what I wanted to concentrate on and develop as there just aren’t enough hours in the day to focus on both.  In the end, needle felting won!  I will still continue to make the odd card for friends and family but I would really like to get my  needle felting to a stage where I can make a small living with it!   Needle felting just makes me happier than card making does and I get a greater sense of satisfaction from it.  Plus, I feel that I am far better at it than I am at designing stationery!

Paula-The-Needle-Felted-Polar-Bear

That brings me nicely on to a project I am working on at the moment and wanted to share with you.  Everyone, please meet Paula the Polar Bear!   Unlike most Polar Bears Paula is actually incredibly friendly !  She loves tuna & Christmas,  hates mornings & hot weather  and is the reining North Pole snowball fight champion after narrowly beating Rudolph last year!

Paula the Needle Felted Polar Bear

Her body is needle felted from Norwegian C1 wool, her eyes and nose are Merino wool and her scarf is made from pre-felt.  She is still missing some gloves, a hat, some wellington boots and a snowball to play with before she goes to her new home (my fiancees family in Italy If I can ever bring myself to part with her) so I am sure this won’t be last you see of her!

To be very honest,  I had planned on showing you another project  but, 90% of the way through making it I realised I had made a big mistake so a few adjustments will have to be made… Don’t you just hate it when these things happen!! Apparently my other half spotted my mistake as soon as I made it but, for reasons known only to himself,  decided not to say anything.  I really wish he had though as maybe I could have salvaged the project far easier then than now grrrrrr! Oh well, I shall enjoy silently plotting his demise whilst trying to fix my mistake and will hopefully have something to show later in the week (it really is lovely!)

I am delighted to be joining in with Handmade Monday again this week which is hosted by Wendy over at Handmade Harbour and can’t wait to see what everyone else has been up to this week!

Thank you for stopping by & I hope to see you again soon!

Jo