Friday, June 3, 2011

Needle felting tutorial

I have started needle felting not long ago. I only know the basics. I haven't done anything which was made only with this technique. I only use it for knitted and crocheted things as decoration.
I'd like to introduce how you can decorate a crochet figure without embroidery.

You will need:
- fleece, roving or top in some colours (black, white, yellow and brown)
- needle felting needles
- crocheted or knitted figure (this time it is an owl)
- scissors

1. Cut 2 small pieces from black roving and make two little balls from it. Must be the same size as the eyes.

2. Position the eyes and push the needle lots of times till the roving is felted. Be careful so that it must stay round shape and not to be moved.

3. Make the other eye the same way.

4. Cut 2 strips from white roving exactly the same size what fits around the black eye.

5. Start the felting process again from the center to the edges. Be careful not to cross the black parts and keep the round shape.

6. Keep felting until the whole is getting felted.

7. If you feel the white part is too small or you can see through the crochet stitches, add some more white roving and felt.

8. Make the other eye too. If needed, correct both eyes to be the same size.

9. Cut a small piece from the yellow roving. Make a small ball and position between the eyes and felt in triangle shape.

10. At the end cut 2 stripes from brown roving, put above the eyes and felt. You can decorate it more till your imagination goes....

Before you start pay attention to this:
Be careful not to injury your fingers when doing felting. 

If you would buy the owl pattern please email me! Thank you!

Happy needle felting!

This tutorial is an original tutorial by Adrienn of TruePearlsCreations (April 2011). Please do not claim this tutorial as your own. If you wish to share this tutorial, you must link my blog.
The tutorial only for NON COMMERCIAL USE.
Sale or non authorized commercial distribution in any form is prohibited.
 Thank you!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My story, please help if you can to make my dream true....

My name is Adrienn, I am 34 years old.I live in England with my husband and 5 years old son Martin.
4 years ago one morning when I woke up and start my way to the bathroom my legs collapsed. Since then I can't walk , even can't stand up on my own.
I have also lost my job and ended my improving carrier.
One week after I was unable to pass water so they put a chateter in. I have spent months in hospital under NHS but Doctors didn't find any couse. They say I have a menthal problem but there was no evidence for it. The antidepressant pills didn't bring any improving at all.
The only way to get some special tests is at private clinic but it would cost lot more than we can afford.

My biggest problem now is that the only option to go out from our house is my scooter which broke down. The engineer said it coudn't be repaired.
We need to buy an other one but it cost a lot.
This is the reason why I decided to open a blog where i can sell my own design patterns to make some extra income. If you like my patterns , with buying it you help me to get closer to my goal.
If you don't need any patterns and would like to help, please click on "donate" button on the right side of my blog, thank you.

And a story :
We went on a short break but without my scooter as it broke down. I used my wheelchair to get to the beach. I was able to park a bit far from the sand and from my son. Martin was always checking me and came to me a lot to give a kiss.
The other day he wouldn't want to come to the beach.
He said : "I don't want to go there because I don't want you to be sad because you can't sit with us. I only want to go next when you can walk again."
I saw tears in his eyes and i felt myself upset as well as I can't guarantee that I will ever walk again.

I just only knew that I need a new scooter which I can also use to go to the beach.
I feel myself very bad because of the fact that my son must live those things other children don't.Till I had no new scooter I can't take him to school or to a park or playground... I can't go to shopping even can't get out of the house alone as my husband is working all day.
I can see the sadness in my son's eyes and my heart is just breaking...

Please help if you can to make my dream true...

Update: It took a long time but finally we could reach my dream....  Thank you for all your supports who were helping us, I will never forget to YOU!!!