Friday, 2 November 2012

felt street

Oh the bitter, bitter cold.  I spent an hour online yesterday desperately seeking out some thermal layers for the first time ever and I have a sneaky suspicion it is just going to get colder.

Anyway, cold, dreary weather equals more crafty time.  So I thought I would show you a recent make.  A felt street picture for our little fairy's bedroom.

The picture was quick and easy to put together.  I cut basic shapes from felt to make the houses and trees and then added the little details.  Stitching on the windows and doors and adding button and seed bead embellishments.  The felt pieces were stuck to white card with fabric glue.

You could add more background but I liked how the bright colours of the felt looked against the plain background.  I think it gives it a cartoon like quality.

I have been planning the little fairy's room for ages, pinning lots of lovely images for inspiration.

Now the weather has turned colder and we will be home more at the weekends I have high hopes we might get the room completed. 

In all honesty, we haven't been in any real rush as she is still in her cot and as she is very happy there we haven't bothered to move her yet.

All in good time, all in good time.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.  Hopefully it isn't too dreary were you are.
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  1. Hello Bee
    Very sweet picture .....the trees...love the trees and your use of buttons :-) It'll look lovely in little ones' room.
    Nice and sunny here but chill in the air ....been raining quite a bit these last few days.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Thank you Amanda ... so glad you are having nice sunny weather ... at least the sun is out somewhere in the world ... hope the rain clears soon :) ... Bee x

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  2. Hi Bee, I love your picture - it's gorgeous! Such a lovely idea, well done...I'm sure she'll love it in her room...I would! Funny old weather here, black skies and torrential rain one minute, bright sunshine and blue sky the next! Have a great weekend. xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel ... I really enjoyed making it ... but I do love felt ... we are just having the bitter cold and torrential rain here at the minute ... I so hope it clears for the weekend ... it's not easy amusing three mad little ones cooped up in the house ... I have just ordered a bucket of Hama beads in an attempt to maintain sanity :) ... Bee xx

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  3. Bee, this is just lovely! Wish you were my Mummy, actually you would be REALLY old then! Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Your felt picture is gorgeous the little fairy must be very pleased.

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    1. Thanks Sarah ... she seems to like it ... wishing you a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  5. Lovely summery picture Bee ... You're very clever! xxx

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    1. Thanks Claire ... I don't feel very clever alot of the time :) ... xx

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  6. Bee,
    ....thats a very pretty picture, fresh and simple = perfect to me,
    Bestest to you,
    keep warm
    Daisy x

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    1. Thanks Daisy ... I do hope the thermals do the business ... Bee xx

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  7. I love this picture...such a great idea and I know two little fairies who would like pictures just like these!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey ... you could whip these up in no time ... have a great weekend ... Bee x

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  8. Such a pretty picture - I love all the bright colours on the white background too. Lucky little Fairy! The sun is shining here today, but there's an icy wind blowing. Stay warm & have a lovely crafty weekend :-)
    xx

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    1. The bright colours are my thing too ... so jealous of your sunshine ... we have the icy wind and rain ... haven't ventured out today at all ... the rayburn is lit with a roast chicken in the oven ... enjoy your weekend ... Bee xx

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  9. Oh how lovely and I think you may be right about the cold.

    Nina x

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    1. Thanks Nina ... fingers crossed for the milder weather returning ... Bee x

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  10. Oh I LoVe it Bee! Yes it's bitterly cold here too but at least the sun is shining!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Thanks so much Victoria ... sadly the sun hasn't shone here for a few days ... hope you are having a great weekend ... Bee xx

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  11. I love it! I would have adored having that in my room when I was little. She can make up little stories about who lives in the houses! Ooh and she can name the birds! (think I am getting a bit carried away) xx

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    1. Thanks so much Nick ... I am pleased with it and I do hope my little fairy enjoys it as much as you would have :) ... have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  12. Love your street scene just right for a little fairy to enjoy. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. That is a gorgeous picture Bee, you are so talented. You've inspired me - I feel a crafty moment or two coming on!

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    1. Wishing you a lovely crafty weekend Suzie ... Bee x

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  14. Beautiful art. I have to say that I have actually been wanting to take many scraps of fabric and put them together to make art, I want to do a little girl and use some of my daughters clothes when she was younger, I have the things but it's just one of those things that I haven't done yet, you know? This really is nice, I'm glad I stopped by. Have a great weekend. Tammy xx

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    1. That sounds like a lovely idea Tammy ... I am saving the prettiest of my little ones dresses too ... I hope to do something with them in the future ... it seems to be getting time is the problem :) ... have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  15. Thats so cute Bee. It will look lovely in a little person's room! xxx

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  16. That is just brilliant Bee! I love the colourful felt houses..those would look great as hanging decorations as well :)
    I still have a lot to do in my little ones room..a long list.. never enough time :P
    Yes, hasn't it turned chillier now..I also have been looking for some thermals, mainly a top to wear under my dresses/jumpers. First time I have ever invested in a pair as well.

    I hope you are having a great weekend.

    Magie x

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    1. Hi Magie ... that's a great idea to use them for hanging decorations ... Bee xx

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  17. It's beautiful, I love it. The colours against the white background work really well. I hope you show us her room when it's all done! xx

    ps blooming cold here too - frosty and misty.

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    1. Thanks Gillian ... I will definitely let you have a peep at her room when we eventually get it finished :) ... Bee xx

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  18. what a lovely picture, a good idea. I'm just thinking cards like this could be good too perhaps, or maybe it would all come off! Anyway lovely childrens picture, Heather x

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    1. Thanks Heather ... I imagine cards would be great like this ... the fabric glue seems pretty strong ... Bee xx

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  19. I made something similar out of fabric. I might try felt next time. Lovely stuff
    http://loopylu-loopylu.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Fabric ones would be beautiful too ... Bee x

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  20. Gorgeous Bee - I love this. Great choice of colours. x

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    1. Thanks Anna ... I'm hoping her room will be light and cheerful ... so I picked bright happy colours for the picture ... Bee xx

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  21. Hi Bee love your blog. I have just taken the plung too last week greatly inspired by you and Lucy (Attic24). I am just getting to terms with the tech bit and my camera!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sara

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Bee x

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