I’ve grown to love silk, it’s really like wool isn’t it, it keeps you warm and it’s easy to clean and it’s just pretty and feels good against your skin.
So I’ve bought some blank silk scarves from the craft store and some silk paints, Marabu iron fixed dyes for the first round and then later I will get the steam fixed ones. Those are the fancy ones you’re not supposed to buy at first, you have to work your way up to those.
Silk is moody, it will work with you one day and the other it takes more patience, so you have to treat it with patience. So far I’ve made two scarves, one with bugs and one with the raven (I used a drawing I had previously done for reference). The raven looks good.
Click on the link to view it on Etsy:
Hand painted silk scarf 28×28 inches – Pongee/Habotai/China silk – abstract raven
Back in the day when I started needle felting these kittens, they were all inspired by one cat, my sisters crazy huge black tabby named Joker. He did not hold back. At all. It was really inspiring, the concentration, the spirit! He would spend the whole day trying to get to the top of the cupboard, just to tip over an empty bottle stacked there and then leave. He thought he owned everything, mostly because he did, at some point. He did not appreciate it if things started going the other direction than he had planned, but he got over it pretty quickly. Although it obviously can ruin someone’s spirit if he is lifted out of the jewelry box sooner than planned, but you have to stay positive, there are a ton of other stuff to wreck, everywhere. Step back and look at the wider picture.
Grumpy cat ornament with Santa’s hat: https://www.etsy.com/listing/252966139
Grumpy cat, needle felted: https://www.etsy.com/listing/88945930
Needle felted playful cat ornament with the Santa’s hat: https://www.etsy.com/listing/253193843
Playful felt cat ornament: https://www.etsy.com/listing/85681104
Needle felted Christmas ornaments are great because they are light and you can fill the tree with them without making it heavy.
The only thing that must be noted, your cat may have extra interest in it because it’s 100% natural lamb wool and the wool scent may give her flashbacks and bring up the urge to kill. Like a yarn ball does.
An angler fish for the geekery Christmas: