Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WOYWW - goodies in the post and flower felt update

Happy Wednesday everyone!!
The postie brought two more little parcels to my door this weeek.
Firstly, this beautiful little bird winged it's way here from Liverpool Lou  in Wakefield.
We have missed her on WOYWW and Annie and I often mention the other Anne!
So what a surprise when, in exchange for a little dumfling, Anne sent me the gorgeous little fabric bird.
Thanks lots Anne - it sits happily on my hall cupboard now - although I took this pic with a backdrop of the misty hills and fields behind my house.



Next came this cute little owly ATC and matching woodstamped envelope.
I remembered seeing  Fiona - Staring @ the Sea  making them on her blog and thinking how nice to make an envelope too.
I love all things birdy and owly so they are two special swaps - thank you both.


Now just a few update pics of my progress on my felted flower garden.
Lots of you left such lovely comments and I know you want to see how we work our dumfing magic, so thank you for willing us on and here goes.....

Remember the pre-felted stage from last week....

Well, this was it once it had been wet felted......


 Then on fun day Monday, Annie and I dumfed all afternoon.....
I added more wool rovings and yarns.....

Then a few more bits and bobs to deepen the colours and emphasise the shapes....

Here are a few sneaky peeks......








  I will reveal all once I have added the finishing touches.

AND lastly - my effort at a Christening card this week....


Have a great week everyone.
Pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in our Wednesday blog hop!!

x Jo

41 comments:

Annie said...

It's so lovely to see the dumfing developing Jo [and of course even better in real life]. Keep doing what you do cos it's wonderful.
Hugs,
A x

kissinia said...

Oh, I am totally in Love with your birdie! Have a great day and happy WOYWW! kissinia

Neet said...

Oh My Goodness, how that dumfing has grown. It is beautiful. You two are the Queens of Dumfing. Love the card too.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #20 xx

Lynn Holland said...

Brilliant desk posting this week, I love everything especially the dumfing process. Thank you for showing us. It was such a refreshing read.
Lynn & The Doodly Birds (76)

Pearly Queen said...

Love the flower garden felting...time-consuming but beautiful. My favourite colours too!

Zeffy said...

ah wow felting always fascinates me!Yot card is also lovely...did you embroider it? If so I think it is amazing!!And lastly I would love to have received such a lovely gift the bird is super and it looks so happy with the rollling hills behind it!
Zeffy#97

Ann B said...

Lucky you to get not one but two gorgeous works through the post - adore the bird.
Thanks for showing us how to dumf and the pieces were beautiful from stage one with a lovely fuzzy, garden through the wet window look to the rovings. Even better once you had added to them.

Ann B
#71

Trish Latimer said...

I LOVE the felting, that is so pretty!! Trish #75

EELS said...

Fantastic owl ATC
Elaine #33

sandra de said...

Your dumfing is such a beautiful process. I can't believe you create those gorgeous flowers from wool. Your owl and birdy are pretty cute.
Sandra @105

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo, ah how beautiful your post is today firstly with the lovely atc's and then your amazing dumfling seeing it reminds me there was an email from you I dont think I relied to last week..so sorry! where does a week go?? Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #50

craftymonki.com said...

So so pretty!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #54

inkypinkycraft said...

The bird is gorgeous!,your felting work looks beautiful,
Have a great week trace x 58

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun, Fun post, Love the Birdie and all your Felting..your creations are so pretty. Enjoy my visits here. Happy WOYWW and Enjoy the Week.

KatzElbows said...

Your work is mouth wateringly gorgeous. I may have to invite myself over sometime to learn at your feet!

cheers, rachel #68

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh what a lot of wonderful things to see on your desk! Dumfing is so fascinating! but I wouldn't know where to start (although I bought some old woolen sweaters!) Patsy from
HeARTworks

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, lovely photo of the bird against that beautiful backdrop - love the bird too. It's fascinating to see the dumfing process and the finished work is just beautiful. Your Christening card is sure to be treasured always. Wishing you a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #17

Angie said...

That card is so cute ...and again your dumfing has me mesmerized. xx#93

JoZart said...

Gorgeous dumfings! Love the colour palette. I too aam lucky to have one of Annie's lovely birdies! Watch ot next week for our trip to Slovenia... woo hoo!
Lots of love
JoZarty x

Helen said...

Wow, love the dumfing process in pictures like that. It looks amazing.
Enjoy the rest of your day, Helen 26

trisha too said...

Great dumfing update, and such cute cards!

Thank you for commenting on my daughter's pages last week, and Happy WOYWW to you!
:)
trisha too
#140

ScrappnBee said...

Those dumfings remind me of little Monets! Love it!!! How wonderful! The christening card is awesome too! Thanks for sharing as always. Happy WOYWW! -Amanda x64

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love seeing the dumflings and am so happy to have one of my own. Seeing them being made is so fascinating as well. Are they such that you don't really know what they will look like until they are done? They look it and that is half the fun. The fabric bird is lovely. How fun to receive it.

Spyder said...

ohoooo I love the owl ATC, and of course the bird. Is that the light bulb one, or was that some one else's i read about!?! Fabulous!! Hubby's trying to stash my computer away he want to dismantle my work bench!! Aggh!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) 34?

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The dumfing process is very interesting and the outcome is very pretty...and you never know exactly what they're going to turn out!!
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

fairy thoughts said...

greta felt work, it is such a lovely medium to work in isn't it, gorgeous colours and very textural are you going to add beads? they really add that extra special touch. I will try and remember to show some of mine next week
janet #11

Anne said...

Such pretty,pretty colours in your dumfings. Also just love the bird- some folk are just so clever. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wonderful goodies in the mail! and i am always in awe of your sewing skills! what a cute bunny! happy WOYWW!
thanks for sharing!
hugs,#23
peggy aplSEEDS

Di said...

Fantastic progress on the dumfing, it's gonna be fantastic Jo! Love your bunny card, and the birdie is so cute! Belated Happpy WOYWW. Hugs, Di xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely dumpfings and what gorgeous parcels you received!

kay said...

amazing how your felting changes during the process
happy blogging
kay #65

Neesie said...

I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful bird and owl.
And what a view!
I've never seen the dumpfings process so today's visit was really interesting...thank you so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW ~ enjoy ;D
Neesie #39

Karen said...

Oh how cute is the christening card, so unusual and I'm sure it will have pride of place in the new little ones house. Thanks for stopping by my blog, am trying to do some catching up after hospital visists. Happy WOYWW Karen 86 x

butlersabroad said...

Love seeing the dumfing process Jo, really like the soft colours of the wool rovings laid out before you start. Beautiful fabric bird from Anne and that's such a sweet Christening card.

Hugs
Brenda 5

Kirsty.a said...

Lovely stuff goinbg on as usual

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your feltwork is beautifully done! So interesting and very impressive! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Bugged Designs said...

Lots of goodies on your desk this week. The atc is lovely and I really like your christening card.

Morti said...

Such lovely work - both the new arrivals Chez Twiglet and the felted garden you're working on. My beautiful dumfling has arrived - even better in real life - so thank you very much!

Thanks for stopping by....

Mrs A. said...

So nice to see how the picture is built up over the stages. I love my poppy picture to bits. Just looked on Dawn's blog and totals now stand at 339 little fish 'n'chip jumpers and 422 beanie hats.! hugs Mrs A.

BlackCrow said...

Morning Jo..thank you for dropping by my art crafty blog! 'Dumfing' now that's a new word, I haven't heard that one before, but I love how it looks! Beautiful work!

Kezzy said...

Love your christening card is gorgeous and those felt pieces are amazing. Love the bird and ATC's, lovely goodies through the post. Happy woyww :-) Kerry x