Sometime ago I suggested that you 'watch this space' as I was making a big Mushroom House for the small girls Kinder.. *
Well here it is all finished.
I really enjoyed needle/dry felting the roof, it was such a big area so I used two shades of red to give it a bit more character.
The 'stalk' section is 28cm height and although the felt was about 7mm thick it still needed a bit a support to stand upright without buckling from the weight of the roof so I used the rather interestingly named "stiffy" - a fabric stiffener.
I used it in vertical sections rather like pillars to provide support as I didn't want the whole house to become stiff and hard, I wanted to retain the natural soft fibrous feel of wool felt where possible.
I think it worked well, the house stands with no sign of buckling and it is still soft and natural to the touch.
I think the people are fairly happy in their new digs too.
Ooh Babies! It would seem the people are very happy in their new digs indeed.
* I am aware I also stated we'd be "off to Africa" last week but my journey has been delayed - my apologies for this.
We will most definitely be going though - soonish.