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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, 4 November 2015

WOYWW - Robins and dumflings!

Happy WOYWW to one and all! Thanks for visiting my regular blog about my needle-felting and embroidery activities.

Here's my workdesk this morning...

Did someone say Christmas is just round the corner? Well in that case it's a good job I am in the throws of making my Christmas cards this morning. I'm continuing on my mixed hand/free-machine embroidered theme with these cheeky robins...



This week I had a visit from a lovely customer looking for presents for some special people in her life. As regular visitors to my blog will know, I have been busy recently replenishing my dumfling stocks so I had plenty to show her! Fresh from a visit to Ikea for frames I mounted all my latest dumflings and set them out on display...

As you can see from my workdesk, I've still got loads of little dumflings to finish off (and a little man to entertain) so I'd best get cracking!

Thanks for visiting my workdesk, hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to meet dozens of other crafters busy at their workdesks!

Happy crafting x

27 comments:

  1. Oh, the little Robin is incredibly cute! And I really like the simple border around it - matches the innocence of the birdie. Just lovely! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #31

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, he is a cute little chap this robin isn't he?! Happy WOYWW :-)

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  2. You are well ahead of me on the Christmas front there. I am intrigued by these dumflings so I googled and found them on Twiglet's blog - great stuff. Jackie 14 x

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    1. Yes, 'dumfling' is the name that my mother (twiglet), aunt (wipso) and I have coined to describe the products of all our 'dumfing' (needle-felting) activity. It's kinda onomatopoeic in that it sounds like the action it describes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That robin's face made me laugh!! He's a proper character. I'm so pleased that your pictures are selling well, they deserve to, you're a very talented gal :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

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    1. Thanks Jan, that's so kind of you to say x

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  4. congrats on the sales. Adore those robins. butterfliecrafter#12

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  5. Congratulations on your sales - I'm not surprised though as your pictures are beautiful. I just love your little robin - how adorable, and what fantastic Christmas cards you'll be sending out this year! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #26

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  6. I love the little robin you made! It's so cute!

    Greetings, Sofie #11
    http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

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  7. These are beautiful. John bought me a dumfer - I haven't really got to grips with it yet - must do better come the new year!! Your robin is very cute! Will be a real treasure when people receive it this Christmas.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

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    1. Thank you Margaret, so kind of you. I'd say that dounds like a great New Year's resolution! :-)

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  8. Love the rockin robin - definitely make more tho his eyes do look a bit angry birdish. x

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    1. I thought he was a bit Angry birdish too!

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  9. The little robin is so adorable! How lucky are you to have such a talented mom and aunt! I didn't know of the connection (or if I did I had forgotten). I need to do a WOYWW family tree!!!

    Congrats of selling several of your dumflings. They look great in the white Ikea frames.

    I'm not participating this week but wanted to stop by and see what people are doing.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments on my work. As far as I know Twiglet and Wipso are my only WOYWW relatives but who knows...it's a small world! Have a good week, happy crafting :-)

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  11. Hi Tilly, love the little robin,that is so sweet.Your dumflings look beautiful, the frames really do them justice. Pleased you had a happy customer. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #7 xx

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    1. Thanks Shaz, so glad to see you back on the WOYWW scene, hope you enjoyed the crop too. Hugs x

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  12. Your dumflings are so beautiful, I'm not at all surprised they are selling. Get your whatsit in gear and make a few more as people will buy them as presents. I can't think of anything more tasteful than a dumfling. lol.
    Your little Ben is a cutie. Saw him last week with his new wooly hat. Gorgeous!
    Your Robin Xmas card is hilarious. Yes, it does remind me of an 'angry bird', but he doesn't look that angry really.
    Have a good week,
    Lisca

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  13. Maxine, you do such beautiful work, of course I love the robin and hungry caterpillar stands out. The dumfings make gorgeous framed gifts. Have a lovely week RobynO#28

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  14. Oh these are so beautiful!! What a very talented family you are to be sure! I am way behind on my cards, I really must do some each evening instead of just sitting in front of the tv! Helen 5

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  15. Love your robin and your dumfing pictures. Wishing you every success with your selling them all.
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx

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  16. That little robin is adorable. Great news on the sales. I'm not a bit surprised your work is lovely.

    Fiona #51

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  17. What wonderful makes! Take care Zo xx 32

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  18. I'm very late, sorry! Love the little pieced Robin, he speaks perfectly the Christmans greeting you want to extend. It must be a real thrill to have returning customers and something new to offer them.

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