Because I will be in London through the Christmas season, I have been thinking to get all of my presents done now, leave them before I go for the folks I love. Mr. Man and youngest son will likely meet me in London - Skating, lights and London at Christmas time sounds grand, will be so nice to spend it with family in my favorite city.
Mug rugs with matching mugs are nice little gifts, as are wall pockets for keeping bills and other mail.
I do not often give vessels , they are a little bit strange for most people to appreciate, and are utterly useless for everything except maybe holding keys and coins- if there is a playful animal in the house , wool vessels are too enticing and end up in shreds.
These two vessels are felted from low grade wool that I could do nothing else with, though they are not the best they will do .
I have a favorite very large smooth stone I use to make these. The extra weight of the stone seems to felt inferior quality raw wool better than I could do using a squish ball.
Lately I have made table runners, nuno felt on silk which is a lot of work physically- loads of wool, layer upon layer six times is used. Pounding, rolling, squishing, hot and soapy, over and over to obtain a good, cohesive felt has challenged my arthritic hands. Not sure if I will make many of those!
Needle felted flowers are always good, seem to be a crowd pleasers. So, getting things taken care of before my trip is a good feeling.
Christmas , already covered, in wool! Family joining me for Pudding. Life is awesome!