Saturday, 9 January 2010

Nature table and my new love(obsession!)

One of the things I was looking forward to when we moved to Canada was starting a nature table. I've seen so many beautiful ones on people's blogs and I was excited to make one of our own. This is the perfect place because we are surrounded by nature here.
These are all things we've collected on our walks in the woods and along the beach.

You may have noticed the little figures hanging out there as well. Thanks to Mari-Ann I have a new love, OK obsession! That's right it's needle felting. I'm in love!(swoon)
I took my inspiration for the mother from here and the little girl and baby in the cot from The Magic Onions Etsy shop.
I used pipe cleaners for their arms so they can hold the baby.

I made these ones for L and she loves them, although I have to admit that after I made them I didn't really want to give them to her! They've held up quite well though and it teaches her to be gentle.

I also couldn't resist making this little monkey who can now be found climbing all over the house!

Since I've fallen in love with everything I've made so far I'm afraid that my future creations will probably be showing up here on my blog from time to time. If you don't have any interest in needle felting please bear with me as I'm sure the obsession will subside eventually!


14 comments:

The girl who painted trees said...

They are beautiful! We have a nature table too, but nothing so beautiful is on it. I think I'll give felting a try when we get back to the States.

Leptir said...

Beautiful work!!

Making of a Montessori Mum said...

Wow! they look FABULOUS! A friend introduced me to felt sewing over Xmas with her amazing creations and I am hanging out to get a tutorial from her so I can learn how. I love the monkey! (:

My Child's Diary said...

Wow! You are so talented. Please continue sharing with us your needle felting creations! Do you know by any chance any tutorial for this?

Mari-Ann said...

Oh my gosh you did a FANTASTIC job on these!!! Well done! I love love love that little monkey! I can't wait to see what else you create!
Btw, we must be on the same wavelength - I just posted about our nature display, too, which also features some of my needle felt friends. Great minds... :)

Montessori Beginnings said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I just bought a pile more wool so watch out!

Leptir said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know I have an award for you on my blog!
Enjoy!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

oh I wish I could do that! I LOVE them! amazing!

Karen said...

You're a STAR!!!! FABULOSO!!!! ESPECTACULAR!!... Me encantaria algun dia hacer algo asi!!!, pero conozco mis limitaciones!!!!!lol

Melissa said...

I'd LOVE to see more of your needle felted creations! I really want to start needle felting, but I just don't know where to start. Would you consider doing a tutorial?

My Child's Diary said...

I second Melissa's request...:)

mommychick.com said...

Very sweet nature table! I just started a video blog on needle felting you may enjoy: www.HandworkTV.com
Come by and say hello:-)
I love Montessori as well.

Anne said...

Holy moly! You are out of control! CUTE!!! I've got to try needle felting. It seems so satisfying!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Jst stumbled upon your blog and I love it. I am very new to needle felting, just learned it a few weeks ago and I LOVE it. Its so addictive. I had a question about the dolls that you needle felt, do you have any tutorials on it? I really want to learn how to make one for my daughter. Thank you

Sonia

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