Wednesday, 5 May 2010

WOYWW - dumfing delights!

A quick post with all my dumfing activities of the week.
My room was tidy but is now back to normal, so I won't bother you with my messy desk.
Here are some of the things I have been busy with....


A few kind folk suggested that a peacock would be a good bird to "dumf".

How right you were! I sat watching the snooker one evening and this was the result!!!
I think you will agree it's a couple of hours well spent.

I still don't know how I manage to do it - I have never done anything like it before and don't really know how I transfer an idea into a creation, but it just happens. I dumfed this one with my little Clover punch and a single felting needle.

The following evening I did the same with this little hummingbird. I think M. might like this one.


The little dumfling brooches were made on funday Tuesday. They still need finishing with beads and hand stitching but you get the idea anyway.

I am off to garden at M's today - hence the rush to post this blog.

Have a great day everyone.

Wipso - please can you add me to Mr Linky's list and I will catch up with all your WOYWW fun when I get back.

74 comments:

dottycookie said...

Fabulous. Simply fabulous. Your peacock is stunning.

Whenever I needle felt it doesn't end up looking like that!!!

bayou said...

you are a true artist, Twiglet! Not only how well you make things look like real but also these colours, stunning!

Vicki said...

WOW.... that is all i can say. that peacock is fantastic!!!

Wipso said...

It all looks even better in real life. I couldn't take my eyes off the peacock picture yesterday....it's really gorgeous.
A x

Crafty Chris said...

Oh I love it I was one that suggested it and so glad I did, it is fantastic.
Christine x

Julia Dunnit said...

I don't kknow how you do it wither; all of these are gorgeous. Lucky M...I wonder if I ring my mother....

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are beautiful creations. The peacock is stunning!
Clare x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Me again,
Have you and Wipso ever thought of running dumfing classes? I think you would be inundated.
Clare x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

WOW stunning your dumfing is fantastic. I'm not entirely sure what dumfing is but I think the end results are magnificent. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x x

Helen said...

I love that peacock, what an enjoyable way to watch the snooker - I just sat and watched!

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琦竹 said...

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joey said...

Hiya

oooooh that peacock looks fabulous!!!

Joey.x

Foil Play said...

Love your creations - the peacock in particular is just gorgeous :-)

jude said...

Goegeous creations love the peacock.Would have loved to see the messy desk.?Maybe we should have prize for the worst messy desk may just mention to julia...lol.Have a fab wednesday
hugs jude
x:)x

The Inky Minx said...

OMG how darn cool are these, you always make me wanna get out my felt and try something like this.. but then i forget, or get distracted, and a little overwhelmed as to where to begin!! .. i will get my felt out soon, i will i tell ya lol

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my hunny these are AMAZING! I adore the peacock, and your hummingbird is so delicate, beautiful effect...hope you have are well and have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

Shirley said...

What fantastic original work! I am enjoying all the ideas I see on this Wednesday trip.

Rosie said...

Outstanding dumfing there!! Love that humming birdy ...

Candace said...

Beautif work, but where's your desk - we like messy desks, give you more to snoop around!

Sue said...

wow what gorgeous creations, the peacock looks amazing,sue,x

Jodene said...

Wow that peacock is gorgeous! I have never heard of dumfing before, but it looks wonderful. I am off to check out the rest of your blog so that I can learn more about it :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

They're all gorgeous, the peacock is fab :)
Anne x

Angie said...

That peacock took my breath away ... Wow ...I dont think there are enough superlatives to describe it. Birds must be your thing as the humming bird is a masterpiece too.

Patrice said...

Gorgeous! Stunning. You are so talented.

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally adoring your dumf'ing...those birds are divine hun x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful Dumfing missy ... BUT ...I won't bother you with my messy desk!!! What sort of behaviour is that??? Your not even new ... you know the rules ... messy desk in post before 12pm please or I am telling ... erm ... Julia :0)

Handmade with Love said...

OOh these are absolutely stunning! And I just noticed the baby owl one too. Have a lovely day in the garden! Tracey x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Never heard of dumfing before! I'll google it later. What fabulous work- I love the colors. Can't imagine how you made it!

tammykingdon said...

They've turned out really well, well done - some of my favourite colours.

Cardarian said...

The peacock and the hummingbird are just sooooo beautiful! Such talent!
Love your work!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Nine said...

It's fantastic, I love it ! See you next week ;-)

her at home said...

Love the peacock so like a william de Morgan ceramic design in colour and tone! Beautiful!

Ikki said...

Fab piece of work - original and very clever stuff. ikki x

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Wow, amazing I love that hummingbird.

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Spyder said...

I love your dumfing! Your peacock is beautiful! Everyone should dumf!!
(Lyn))

Mummylade said...

wow, that humming bird is fantastic!

Leanne said...

WOW your work is absolutley stunning!!

Leanne xx

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful work ... beautiful colours.

Sarah said...

Those birds are amazing

Toucan Scraps said...

breathtaking Twiglet!

Pascale said...

Gorgeous felt projects very inspiring hugs Pascale

Pam said...

Wow those are stunning. Hugs Pam x

Kaz said...

Those are just beautiful, you really have a talent. I've tried needle felting with poor results. I'd love it if you did a tutorial ;) xxx

Deb said...

ow wow, beautiful! hugs debx

Twiglet said...

Blimey!!! Just got back from gardening at M's - rain stopped play but all looking good. So I have just read the 44 comments already - you are all so kind and I really appreciate your comments. We are such a positive bunch us WOYWW ers aren't we. One or two mention dumfing classes or a tutorial- maybe Wipso and I could work on that one!!

airing cupboard crafts said...

Wow your peacock and hummingbird look amazing xx

Glen said...

WOW! I LOVE your creations - dumfing - that's a new word I have learned today. It will now be my WOTW! *Ü* Thank you for sharing your talents. ~Glen~

Linby said...

fab creations especially the peacock. thought of you and Wipso when I was in Liberty's the other week, they had some brooches like this and also felt making kits.
Linbyx

Jan said...

OH!!! Your projects are beautiful!

Claireliz said...

Ooooh fabby felting, haven't tried it yet but really want to give it a go:)
x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing...you are so clever..everything you do is gorgeous!

xx

Penni said...

Fabulous projects.

Hugs
Penni
X

Tracey said...

OOOOOh, that peacock is gorgeous.
xx

Felted House said...

That peacock and his beautiful tail are just so well designed, I'm sure that's your best dumfing yet! xx

Julie said...

Absolutely, stunningly gorgeous!! I'm such a huge admirer of your dumfing!! Juliex

Kay said...

Wow, what fantastic work you've done! I'm so glad I came to take a look. I wanted to thank you so much for your lovely comments to my blog!
Have a wonderful day!❤¸¸.•*

Jazzy1972 said...

That is just delicious, my first time seeing Dumfing, OMGosh! so beautiful, you are so talented. Jay xx

Lynne said...

Stunning! Your work is fabulous, the peacock is especially gorgeous. Lynne xx

Tina Gilmore said...

I fancied having a go at needle felting but it looks dangerous!!!! These are so lovely. xx

Verba said...

Very beautifully! Pictures magnificent!

Friko said...

I've just been over to Wipso to sample her delight in your joint activities. Congratulations, more joy here! What a lucky lady you are.

Jingle said...

These are all so amazingly lovely! Beautiful!!!

Bee said...

wow they are gorgeous, you obviously have a good eye for design. Love them.

Shropshire Suz said...

Loving the peacock embroidery..fabulous work
Thanks for the 'craft mess comments dug myself out of the mountain of boxes a bit today hehe
Hugs Suz x

Jensters said...

I so wish i could Dumf as good as you...these birds and brooches are amazing...thanks for your comment on my elephant x

Itch2stitch.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous and delightful work! suzie xxx

sam said...

That peacock is just awesome hun - totally beautiful. Never tried this dumfing and have no idea what it is really but you do it to perfection.
Sam x

Paula Gale said...

oh my god jo. The peacock has just taken my breath away it is fab. U really have found a niche almost unique thing here... U shud charge squillions for it. Xxxx i loved my robin which is so fantastic n u know how much that robin means to me, i've got a frame for it so i can put it on my wall. Xxxxx paula x x x

Wipso said...

And little old me has to make it 70 for you :-)
A x

peggy gatto said...

I am blown away by your artful , charming creations!
I have only done a little felting and love doing it!!!! I love making little creations!
I wish I had come by a long time ago, but now I will go back thru your blog and see your amazing creations.
I want to get my needles out!!!!
Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Beautiful work!
Jo, you asked me last week about my Hand painted Shetland... I spun the hand painted shetland roving in to fat/thin singles to knit the scarf. So your daughter may well be able to do the same to make a cardi. The Shetland feels super soft and is wonderfully warm... even if she made a shawl she'd feel the beauty of the fibre.
The wide scarf I made probably took around 300-400g.
Sx

Carmen said...

Oh my Twiglet! I'm simply lost for words at that peacock. Am I allowed to hate you just a little bit (in a good way) that you whipped it up while watching snooker? So gorgeous :D

Tonje said...

Wow. I'm speachless! You are so talented! I love your peacock!