Not the same as the photo but possibly a close cousin?!
Sometimes I just do not know what possesses me! I thought I should try needle felting. My friend's birthday was approaching and she likes hedgehogs. So I bought a kit. I didn't think it was something she would enjoy trying so I opened the kit and decided I would felt it for her. Hmmm...it always looks so easy when I see others doing it.
I am not a fan of sharp objects when they poke me and for this craft you use nothing but a very sharp needle with barbs on it to stab loose fibers. As this is something small...maybe 3 inches in length...that means I am stabbing that very sharp barbed needle really close to my fingers that are holding the fibers. This is not good. I did manage to stay reasonably safe and I will admit the actual stabbing process is rather calming.
Here is my little finished hedgehog. He is not exactly like the photo however I think he is pretty cute. I like his smile. Fortunately my friend liked him and was pleased that I actually needle felted for her. She is such a good and kind friend.
She also likes cats and really likes Laurel Burch designs. So I purchased these from a local artisan at a local show. The brown bag is how they were packaged...complete with cat design.
I could have made the earrings as I have the very same charms however it is always nice to support other artisans when possible. And...I don't decorate a brown bag with such a cute cat drawing. Hmmm...No I won't copy as that is not flattery. I shall come up with my own branding and packaging if I offer my creations for sale again.
Here in Northern California we are experiencing triple digit heat waves for many days in a row. Not common at all. After such a dry winter this is feeling really HOT. My deepest sympathy and prayers and healing energy go out to the entire firefighter family of wonderful people who fight fires to keep us safe. Losing any, let alone so many, is such a tragedy. Very early in life my mother taught me this saying, "Fire is a wonderful servant but a terrible master." I have always heeded those words.
Thank you again for all the wonderful prayers, concern, comforting words and loving hugs. Mr. C continues to get better each day. He is already planning and looking forward to taking our trip next year.
Chores are piling up as I am trying not to use much energy due to the heat wave. Of course we have the AC on upstairs set to 82 degrees. You can find me tending to Mr. C or following blogs which I am enjoying both very much. Blessings and may you have a Very Happy and Safe Fourth of July here in the USA.