Monday, December 15, 2008

bell completed

I still think this flower is a bit on the large side... but I'm loving the look of the felt with the aged bell... and the colours of the felt are just perfect.

bell finished

As you can see, I have added a couple of green leaves. They were a bit 'flat' on their own, so the embroidered stitching around the edges helps lift them a little, and because I have use a golden colour... it helps tie the leaves with the bell.

Now all I need is that hook in the ceiling... and to hang it somewhere that I can play with it easily, but the children can't!


bell finished (closeup flower)

14 comments:

Karen said...

You've brought it all together - bell and flower - now it will ring in the compliments.

annemarie said...

So pretty - I love your bell.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

so, so, so pretty!!!

SongRoarsPease said...

I think it turned out just lovely. I haven't tried felting yet, but it is on the list! I love bells, too- we always use them on the feast of St. Nicholas- we have used the same one since my dad was little...

Iggle Piggle (aka Jacqui) said...

Looks great!!

Beth said...

I thought you said green leaves. These look blue??

It looks very nice though.

misha said...

Looks great! And also reminds me how behind I am with Christmas preparations :(

beccasauras said...

Hi, have made up a game and tagged you, hope you'll play so I know I'm not alone, but understand with the silly season if you can't. Merry Xmas and all that!

Sicilian said...

Perfecto!
Ciao

laughing purple goldfish said...

karen - thanks :)

annemarie - much appreciated

martha - thank you

songroarspease - felting is wonderful fun

jacqui - taa

beth - the leaves are a turquoise green colour... they haven't photographed true

misha - time is flying by... way too fast for my liking!

beccasaurus - what a fabulous idea... I'll definitely give it some thought

sicilian - thanks :)

~Tanya~ said...

it looks fantastic!

Sam said...

It looks great. I love the felt - I must try making felt.

And poor kiddies - deprived of playing with the bell, lol.

Everyday Housewife said...

The bell and flower looks very nice together!! See whether I can follow some of your ideas for the coming Lunar New Year celebrations in Jan '09.

laughing purple goldfish said...

tanya - thanks :)

sam - felt is so much fun! definitely give it a go sometime soon

everyday housewife - the felt is so easy to work with, because it doesn't fray... fabulous for decorations