|Peggy's robin, Maria's bunny, Corinna's Mother Joseph's head, and my amorphous mass|
The Dear Twins are both hyper clever and hyper artistic. Everything they do is wonderful. Everything they make is wonderful. Their latest hobby-let is needle felting, and of course they are champions, making items of complexity and cuteness that I can only gasp at and admire. Their latest efforts have been depicting favorite literary characters. Recently, they invited Peggy and I to come drink tea and have a go at it. Needle felting is something that I have read about, and wondered about, but never tried to do. I did some preparatory thinking about what cute thing I could possibly make, but came up with a blank. As to literary personae, they are, in general, pretty complex – at least in their physical make-up, if not in their characterization.
One of my favorite novels is The Woman in White, and it does have some characters that I might possibly be able to sculpt – Count Fosco’s mice. Sigh! My mouse so far is looking more scatological than murine. Maria made a brilliant bunny, and Peggy made progress on a robin.
|Setting out the supplies.|
|Starting to get crafty!|
|Mother Joseph's eye is taking shape.|
|Peggy's bird will look more bird-like in a few minutes.|
|The bunny is emerging from the floss.|
|What I lacked in felting skills, I made up for in eating skills.|
Big added bonus! Zizi joined the party.
|She is working on her eating skills too, and doing a good job with Peggy's yummy molasses cookies (my favorite!)|
|Her Aunties adore her! She is indeed pretty adorable.|