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A Little Woolly Tree

I don't normally post my needlefelting creations here.  Not really sure why.  Well, since the past week has been about being trapped in the house with wool instead of willow, I've not got anything else to post!! So here's one I made last night!

I doooOOooo love working with wool.  It's very satisfying, if a little odd that stabbing something lots and lots should be so pleasing!

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant news about chickens!!  I'm booked to collect 4 ex-battery hens in the middle of June!  I'm a little apprehensive about how upset I'll be but I can't wait for the opportunity to give them a home!  

When I was in my early teens I plastered my school & family with information about battery eggs, battery meat chickens & battery meat pigs.  Finally I can practically do something to directly offer a bit of relief to a minute fraction of these suffering animals.  Oh... bloody hell...  I can't wait.



  1. Congratulations on your new additions to your family! I hope they settle in happily :) I too have a fast and furious love for wool. I spent ten years reweaving and reknitting it but onyl recently came to love it for its crafting aspect. Now I have piles of it!

  2. I recently discovered that here in my city, keeping chickens is legal, and believe me, I'm considering it! I'd love to give some broody girls a free range home!

  3. Congratulations on the hens, Hen. And I love your little tree!

  4. ooh chickens!! yuo'll love them Hen, how could you not? :-)

    Leanne x

  5. Yay! It's really great that you're able to give some poor battery hens a home and a new lease of life.
    Cute tree!

  6. Can't wait to hear more about the rescue chickens. I knew you could do that with dogs, but chickens... that IS brilliant. Good for you. I'm sure you'll nurse them back to health and sanity, and that they will find ways to express their gratitude.

  7. Oh my gosh, Hen. That's so beautiful!

  8. Well done for taking in some rescue hens.
    You will find that you feel very protective of your hens as you collect them. They find a way into your heart right from the start.
    Their characters will develop as they adjust to a new way of 'living' and watching them heal from their trauma to become beautiful fine feathered hens full of personality, will bring you so much joy.

    I get 3 ex-bats at the end of June... I am counting the days.

  9. I'm so glad that you are taking in some of these poor battery hens, hope you enjoy them - I'm sure that they will enjoy their new life. I keep seeing lovely wool felted things, must give it a go in the autumn when I have more crafting time - in theory anyway!

  10. Hey hen, I hope you are ok. You've not posted for a while and I hope it's because you're having fun with the chooks :)

    Take care hunny

    Kim x

  11. Hen, are you ok? you havent been around for ages now?

    Leanne x

  12. I'm echoing Leanne's comment. Haven't "seen" you here for over a month. Hope all is well and you are just enjoying summer and your hens, Hen!

  13. Your wee tree looks like it grew there! I hope your hens arrived safely and are settling in. And may I say your baskets are beautiful. I'm in the Midlsnds too, though not, I'm sorry to say, in such a beautiful area as the Cotswolds. So very pleased to have found your site thanks to Kitty Ballistic who put up a link to you via Twitter.

    Ali Harriman

  14. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.



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