November 12, 2009

Leftovers...,

As primarily a softie maker, I quite often have leftover bits, pieces, and softie limbs. Some I just throw out, while others give the impression that they could actually have a second lease of life as something else.

This was a trial run, so didn't get used for the final piece. It's been sat on my desk all week,

...while I ponder what I could do with it. It's fringed felted wool, with a piece of wire running down the centre (which can come out if need be).

Any ideas?

25 comments:

alibobbles said...

looks like the start of a cute little lion with a groovy mane!

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Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Maybe some sort of autumn flower.

Connie said...

A hedgehog, the colours would suit, and your brill at what you make.

All things nice... said...

I agree with Connie, I can see the beginnings of a wee Harriet the Hedgehog there!

All things nice...

f.e. said...

I think it looks like bacon!

Cerise said...

I was thinking hedgehog too...but I LOVE the idea of a lion's mane! That would be so cute!

Karen said...

I think it looks like an autumn tree. Just add a bluebird softie.

willywagtail said...

A leaf perhaps. Not to be insulting but it looks lie a good feather duster too, Please don't take that the wrong way - I think I just have housework on the brain at the moment. Cherrie

Taz said...

A feather tail for some wonderful new creation :)

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics said...

I thought it looked like a feather duster too! I love the warm autumn colours. Let us know what you decide to make with it :)

Dawn said...

Trim it up to make an autumn leaf.

antmee said...

No, sorry I have no ideas. It could be because we are suffering 40C heat wave at the moment. But I feel confident you will make something inspiring with it as usual. and excited as well. Will be back to check.

WoolenSails said...

I was thinking a branch for a feather tree. With all the little things you make, a feather tree would be a fun think to put them on.

Debbie

Needled Mom said...

The tail of a squirrel?????

Tea Potty said...

Perhaps fold in half for a horse's mane?

Amanda Pedro said...

umm, I thought duster 1st, then bending it to make a hair decoration, ponytail holder thingy.???
Love your ideas and tried a softee tree of my own, just need to finish sewing the bottom before I post.
Thanks for the ideas.

Traceyr said...

I thought it would make a very good hairy catapillar if you rouched the fringe up a little and bent the wire into a lazy s shape.

Shall I get my coat? ...........


hahaha

:)

Your work is brilliant!

Sara H said...

You are pretty crafty!!! How do you find the time? YOu must be so organized! Maybe the leftovers can be scrunched up and sewn/tied onto a hairband or barrette?

Aline Praline said...

Hi,
It's been some time since I'm looking at your blog! Your creative world is wonderful!! Congratulations.
For the fringed piece of fabric, I was thinking of making autumn napkin rounds!
I am looking forward to see what you are going to make?
Aline

happy said...

yo man....................................................................................................

Dolores said...

A wraparound neck scarf for a doll.

Bird learning to fly... said...

Do we get any prizes if you choose our idea? ;)

Could you make a necklace with it? or add some more to make a looong xmas tree garland?

or, or: a "tail" on a kite?

BTW just found your blog and am already hooked...

Pamie G. said...

pushed together I suppose a cute line of ruffles to be applied on a skirt for a wee animal :)

Suzy D. said...

I thought it looked like a great duster!