Thursday, 26 December 2013

Poppy Penguin!

This little penguin has just popped in hoping you are all enjoying the Christmas holiday time!

With a modified crocheted cylindrical body and needlefelted features she is stuffed with short ends of projects gone by and a present for my niece with a penguin passion!

The beautiful curly locks are mohair...and she has needlefelted feet too! 
A little posterior needling gave her a tiny tail!

She would like to share my December stashbusting totals with you 
including her 10g ...
the total is  265g.......

........there may be some more if I get a couple of items finished over the holidays.....
Hope you are finding some time to relax and create!


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone 

and peaceful 
Christmas time

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A Round of Robins!

At last.... the big Christmas project is revealed!

It all began this time last year when I hooked this little chap...
followed by my Springtime birds.

Each Robin began as a circle of crochet...everyone different

Each has a yellow beak, sewn onto the back made from wet felt and a tail from offcuts of wet felt used in this Christmas project!...

....a customary needlefelted eye....
 and rosy red buttons

or a needlefelted red breast of Teeswater or Wensleydale curls.

Some are smaller than others...

...many are winging their way around the country...wrapped in stripey paper bags!

130g of browny wool busted on Christmas tweets!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas Presents

Its really exciting to be able to show you a few of the presents that will be finding their way under some Christmas trees next week....

This chunky cowl has a mobius twist and is hooked in Sherlock stitch..with half trebles...

 ...another half treble Sherlock stitch strip ready for the twist and to be sewn into another chunky cowl.
This is the Artesano Aran yarn highlighted here.

A hanging ornament..based on a Tie Fighter for a Star Wars fan

 was restyled and adapted from a square washcloth pattern
with a dc border and some surface embellishments.

This doughnut began as a pincushion pattern 

to which a needlefelted frosting of chocolatey Teeswater curls was  added

and a filling of toy stuffing with short ends (from my big Christmassy project!) !

All the above were stash busting projects:
2 cowls - 90g
Tie Fighter - 8g
Doughnut a hefty 27g
Total 125g

As even more of a tease...(the 'trifle' of scarlet buttons  had you hooked)...
 I'll leave you with one of the Big Christmas projects all wrapped up!


Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Lots of things are in progress at Random Wooliness towers!
The latest project involves these...

Thought they looked so bright and cheerful!
I'll be back with some completed presents soon!
Hope you are enjoying your seasonal creating!