Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday Craft Group ~ Lady Spring

Look who's here it's Lady Spring
Lady Spring, Lady Spring.
Look who's here it's Lady Spring
Lady Spring is here.

Come and dance said Lady Spring
Lady Spring, Lady Spring.
Come and dance said Lady Spring
We're off to dance and sing.
by Vicky Kearney                                           

I have wanted to make one of these sweet little fleece standing dolls for such a long time. I bought the book Making Magical Fairy-tale Puppets last year sometime but just never seemed to get round to it.

Then Penny just went ahead and made one, two, three for herself and brought this one along to show us.

We were all suitably impressed with her cleverness and decided next craft group we were all going to have a go at making one too (she promised to offer guidance, tho instisted it would be the blind leading the blind).

They are so simple (well apart from getting the head right which is a bit fiddly) no sewing required. Everyone got at least one finished in the couple of hours, even with wee ones wiggling on hips and knees. I may have cheated a bit, my Lady Spring doubles as Snow White in the off season....

The one with the yellow dress, was a blending of talents ~ Vicky, our Steiner playgroup leader is having a birthday this weekend ...she now has a Lady Spring, to dance and sing.

It is not too late to join in my pincishion swap ~ I seriously considered sticking a few pins into Lady Spring to illustrate the point but then thought better of it, some things should just not be made into pincushions.


Anonymous said...

They are beautiful! The red one at the top is my favourite. I actually just started learning how to needle felt and love it, but it's so addictive, I want to learn new techniques to make other (and better) things. I might have to get my hands on that book, I want a magical fary-tale girl too!

MamaWestWind said...

Aren't they beautiful! I love how individual they all came out.

Julie said...

They are all so pretty! I've made one and really enjoyed it.

M. Bloom said...

Ah, yes, well... thank you very much for heeding our previous conversation about poking pins into cushions shaped like people & animals!

I love the earthy roundness of the figures -- they are so soft and motherly looking, everyone of them...


Jo @ Indigo Inspirations said...

Shannon...they are sooo beautiful. I love the snow white cross Lady spring....I love anything red with white spots at the moment.You are very clever xox Jo

anna said...

These are just wonderful. How very inspiring!

Shannon said...

Sunshine Mama, these are felting needle free! how good is that?
MWW - they are very individual aren't they; despite the fact that so many people were drawn to the lovely soft green fleece.
Dear Bloom, Yes, it was just so wrong BUT it was tempted..
Julie, Jo and Anna, thank you, I woudl like to make lots but really what would I do with them all? they are too fragile for playthings.

W-S Wanderings said...

Gasp! That's it from me - just gasping in the wonder of these creations!

Domestic Artisan said...

The ladies are lovely! And I love that yours has another role for the off seasons : )

dionne said...

What a beautiful collection.