Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WOYWW 17th March

I'm currently trying to finish my tree before Saturday.  I'm a member of York Dolly Birds which is a cloth doll group, we meet once a month and in the main make cloth dolls.  We do lots of other stuff too one of which was making a tree using a toilet roll holder for the base.  This was painted then we wrapped wire round to form the trunk and branches.  This was then covered in pre-felt, or in my case a felted wool jumper.  We made some felt which was then needlefleted onto the base.  I've just checked and actully posted the unfinished tree in Nov 2008 :0 !!  At the time I ran out of felt to finish the tree and ordered more online, but unfortunately it was a totally different colour.  I only discovered yesterday that at some point since I'd bought wool tops that were a near match but obviously had forgotten about it.  As many of the members of the doll group were working on a project, the lady who runs the group set us a challenge to finish one of our UFOs. This is going to be an apple tree; I realise it may not look a lot like an apple tree and it started off as a generic tree but I've decided to make some felt apples to put on.  The foam is there so I can lay it down while needlefelting near the ends of the branches.
If you'd like to show us what's on yoour workdesk pop over to Jovial Julia's to find out what it's all about ;)

18 comments:

Wipso said...

What a fab project you have on show today. Bet you've had lots of fun making that.
A x

Toucan Scraps said...

this is awesome.
I remember reading about the York Dolly Birds in a magazine a few years ago, was very impressed with the dolls shown then.
I know this will be fantastic when you've finished. Welldone on picking it up again.

Linda Elbourne said...

That tree is looking mighty fine and Thank you for explaining the foam ... I was wondering if you had been vandalising your padded cell again *ROFLMAO*

Spyder said...

I now have seen everything. A felt tree...or one made with old jumpers!! How fantastic is that!! I'll have to hunt out my papier-mâché lighthouse!!

((Lyn)))

butlersabroad said...

Anne, I'm amazed at all the things you do! Tree looks great, will be interested to see how it's finished.

Brenda

Paula Gale said...

OOOhhhh can't wait to see the apple tree finished - "don't sit under it with anyone else but me!!!" Hope you get it?!?!?!

I was beginning to think you hadn't blogged as I was working my way through mr linky!!!! Glad you did!

Paula x xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab tree....Loving the look of it...it would be fab with a little birdy in it :O))

Linby said...

Well done on getting back to the tree, can't wait to see it with the apples.
Linbyx

Twiglet said...

Wow - a magnificent creation. How about Adam and Eve below it!!

Angie said...

This should look great with apples on it ...cant wait to see it.

Vicki said...

wow that is fabby, i can't wait to see it with the apples xx

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Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Anne - you are so blommin multi talented! I find myself nodding at your descriptions and explanations as if I know what you mean (like the reason for the foam)...I mean, man, I don't even know what needle felting is for heavens sake!

craftytrog said...

Great tree Anne! Look forward to seeing it bear fruit! xx

Cardarian said...

Interesting project! Don't forget to show us the finished tree!
Cardarian

Tracey said...

You are so resourceful, can't wait to see it full of little apples. Grossgrain ribbons in the box on my desk, got caught out OH took delivery of them, had to do a bit of back pedling lol.
x

SueH said...

Well that a fab WIP Anne and I wouldn’t worry about how long you’ve been working on it (or not as the case may be) We all know that trees can take hundreds of years to grow!


Sue
x

Gez said...

Absolutely incredible Anne. What patience you must have, can't wait to see the apples. :) Sorry to hear you're having hassle with anon comments. It's most annoying. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Gez.xx