No Longer Posting

Robin’s Doorstop

I have made the decision to no longer post to Little Felt Houses. This website costs a lot of money and they just keep upping the prices.
The website hosting people keep changing things and often wrecking the website and then ask for more money to fix and update. Well, I have had enough. Enjoyed my time, but it is now time to change. I am not sure what will happen to the website after July 30 2017, but I believe it will be deleted.
I am in such a habit of posting daily, I will continue to do so on my Facebook account
I keep this as a public account, I believe you don’t have to be signed into Facebook to read it.
I also occasionally post to Instagram: @littlefelthouses
Thank you to all the lovely people that have taken time to drop by and to comment.

In the Garden

I haven’t done one of these for a while. Coming into winter and there is a little bit of colour in the garden. The fuchsia is a little spindly, the nerines are from my step-Mum and more seem to be flowering each year. The rose has a better scent when it is just opening, the begonia is from Dan Dempsey, and there is a sweet little toadstool under the chair.

How Long Does It Take?

I am often asked how long it takes to make one of my projects. Most of the time I don’t know and I don’t care, I enjoy the process of making. Every now and then I do pay attention and work out how long something takes, out of interest and to work out how much to charge if the piece will be sold.
For example, the little striped square took 11 minutes from cast on to sewing in the ends. With 120 squares to do that is 22 hours, probably more as some squares take longer than a simple stripe. It will probably be another 22 hours sewing them down to the felt. Then the piece of felt will be made into something else, guessing another 10 hours. Let’s round up to 60 hours to make the final object. Which is all fine by me, my projects don’t have to be quick.
I am keeping the squares all about the same size with the help of the cardboard template. The cream yarn is slightly thicker than the red and green although they are all 8ply, also some patterns knit larger or smaller than the 5cm square, so I adjust accordingly. The bonus of sewing the squares to felt is that I can do a further adjustment to the little squares to make them fit.