This little chick in a basket was Nancy's creation--she has sons, and doesn't get to do "girly" stuff very often. This was her first time trying needle felting, as it was for many of us. She was VERY enthusiastic about the whole thing--as you can see by her creation. Fantastic!
Needle felting consists of a barbed needle, some wool roving, and a piece of foam. You punch and stab your wool with the needle until it holds together in any shape you wish. Obviously, we were working on an egg theme. It was very interesting to see what everyone decided to do with their eggs. Some of us decided on flowers, while others went for bunnies, chicks, and butterflies.
This one's mine--a blue egg with 3-D flowers, which I felted separately, then applied to the egg.
Kathleen felted a bunny directly onto her egg. I was very impressed with the perspective/pose she used. The kid's got talent!
And of course, there was a bunch of food, including a blueberry buckle that Jennifer made, that I could just NOT stop eating. I grabbed the recipe from her, and I'm going to share it with you...as soon as I can put my hands on it! I know it's here somewhere.....in the mean time, how about a picture of it--just to get your mouth watering? :)
UPDATE 3/2/08 Recipe for Blueberry Buckle
350* oven for 45-50 minutes for 9x9x2" greased pan
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2.5 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
Beat together in a bowl:
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and bead vigorously for about 2 minutes.
Stir in 2 cups of blueberries. Spread batter in pan. Sprinkle topping (see below) over this, and pop it in the oven.
Topping: (mix together until crumbly)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup soft butter (NOT melted)
Let me know if you try out this recipe, and if you like it!!