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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WOYWW - dumfling relaxation!

Hello - Tilly Tea Dance here!
I am joining in WOYWW for the first time.
(Well I have been following a few of you for ages! My Mum is Twiglet and my aunt is Wipso - I am one of the two 'M's that they regularly refer to......the one that hasn't had those lovely cheeky twins!)

I don't have a desk to reveal - I craft on my kitchen table so it has to be cleared away when I am dumfed out.
Over the last few weeks, I had a bit of relaxation time and borrowed Mum's dumfing machine (needle felting embellisher to most of you).

Click on the pictures to enlarge them

As you know Wipso and Twiglet are masters of the art but I just like to play - so here's what I made. You can see where my influences came from!

Update - I have popped these in my Etsy shop.

The seascapes are now beaded up and mounted on toning card. One is missing, as it was spotted on my earlier post and snapped up by an eagle eyed WOYWWer! Thanks lots.

These little pink dumflings are some of my favourites.
They are just tiny puffs of wool curls and silk, dumfed together  and embellished with beads and little mother of pearl stars.

 I might sell them but, if not, I have a couple of weddings coming up and they will make great gift cards.

Well - that wasn't too hard was it - I might squeeze in enough time to join in next week - work permitting.
Maybe I will even snap my table when I next get a bit of crafty time so that you can snoop - tho I guess you will have seen it all on Twiglet's table as that's where I "borrowed" it all from!!
OK now I think I have to find out how to add my name to Mr Linky on Julia's blog.
Thanks for calling.


  1. Welcome to the Wednesday fun Max. You have such an artistic eye....between us we may have put down the basics with you but you have flown since and your work is as always just gorgeous.
    Biggest hugs,
    A x
    ps can you possibly remove word verification for us?

  2. Hello to woyww, love your dumflings. When wipso and twiglet first started referring to dumfling I was intrigued took me ages work out what they were doing. Your seascape is beautiful I am sure more will get snapped up. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @43

  3. Oh, wow! I adore your dumflings! I must refer my Mum to your blog, she's an avid embroiderer and ever looking for new ideas to try.

    Happy WOYWW!

    Zildara #87

  4. Wow, how gorgeous are they? Love the teeny 'dumflings', they're beautiful! Trish #68

  5. Welcome to the house of fun! looks like you'll have lots of crafty goodness to share with us and your gorgeous dumflings make a great start. Keeping up the family traditions in your own style. Hope you'll be back...
    JoZarty x

  6. Hi Tilly Welcome - how great to meet another one from the Dumfling family! Your work is fab. The wispy pastel pieces would look fab displayed together and framed. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

  7. I guess with your mum and Aunt taking part in WOYWW it was only a matter of time before you made your first post ….so welcome to the gang M!
    Your Dumfings are just beautiful, especially the little Pink ones.

    Happy Crafting!

  8. Welcome to WOYWW! I love, love, love the seascape dumfings, so beautiful. The pink cards are such a neat and clever idea too. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Welcome! I love your little seascapes. Dani 31

  10. These are all beautiful - thanks for sharing.Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

  11. Welcome to WOYWW.... lovely makes, these creations are stunning... joined as a follower as to visit again.. have a great week, Hugs May x x x No 8

  12. Those seascapes are gorgeous, but then I have a weakness for anything seaside related! Welcome to the Wednesday fun xx
    Fiona #129

  13. So, so pretty--all of them--but I can see why the cards are you favorites. They have a dreamy quality to them.

    :)trisha, #36 this week (link)

  14. Hi there your dumfings are gorgeous and think those cards are fabulous, you are definitely a 'chip off the old block' have long admired the work of your mum & auntie. Welcome to WOYWW. look forward to visiting with you again. Anne x

  15. Welcome...I read on someone else's comments that you were a newie so I thought I'd nipp across to your place to welcome you :D
    I'm truly in awe of dumfing :$
    You're creations are fantastic. I love the poppies but then the seascape is beautiful. All the colours look brilliant.
    I hope you enjoy WOYWW ~ have fun! Neesie #14

  16. Welcome!! You'll enjoy the WOYWW adventure. You'll be a GREAT addition to the fun too. I am in AWE of your beautiful work. Peeped about a bit and enjoyed your posts and your creativity. Have fun, hope you have time to share your talents with us.

  17. Welcome to WOYWW, Tilly! Be warned, this is a highly addictive experience week by week, satisfying all nosey urges. Your dumfing work is absolutely beautiful - the sea and poppies are amongst my favourite themes and you've captured the real essence of both! I love your blog background, too. Really unusual and beautiful.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #4