I wanted to make some adorable whales, so Doran and I went to buy some blue, grey and white yarn. We came home with our yarn and two 5mm crochet needles and started to crochet only to realize that our yarn was mean for 4mm needles. Fail. None the less, we forged ahead with our over sized needles and began the journey to adorableness.
After 30mins of trial and error, we ended up with two lovely…
Clearly we did something wrong. Doran gave up under the guise of “needing better instructions”, but I persevered and I think I did a very good job for my very first crochet whale.
You know this might be something I could really get into. It’s been two weeks and I’ve made more whales, stars, and a turtle!
So Doran and I tried the art of felting for the first time….
Needle Felting is the ancient art of sculpting with wool or acrylic fibers into objects by stabbing the fibers with a barbed needle to create a solid. For us, we decided to try to make a bear and penguin.
You can get them at Daiso. They are $2.80 each here in Melbourne.
Once we opened the package, we began to wonder if we were in over our heads with this project.
How can we turn that into a bear and penguin??? It’s just sheets of colored wool.
So we start separating the fibers and stabbing the heck out of it… and one hour later we get:
Our necks hurt from hunching over, so we decided to take a break and continue this another day.
On the second day and another hour, we get to this:
Finally, after three hours (1 hour a day), countless amounts of stabbing and surprisingly only a few pricked fingers (Doran: 0, Eric: 3) we are done!
Not exactly like the pictures on the package, but pretty good for our first time!
Was it fun? – No, our necks hurt
Are you satisfied with the results? – Yes, they are supa adorable
Did you have fun doing it? – Not really. It’s too much work for such a tiny thing!