I've just published a new pattern for a Log Play House. It is designed using thick wool felt and can be made by a confident beginner. More details about how to make it are here in my Etsy shop.
I loved making this pattern, though it has been in the pipeline for a surprisingly long time! The little people have been constantly spotting it in my studio and asking me can they play with it, being told over and over: no, not until I photograph it!
I love the sculptural qualities of thick wool felt and had a lot of fun with the roots and branch, getting them to look rooty and branchy! I think I have a bit of an obsession with branches and logs. There are other branch patterns in the pipeline and this one is also a favourite. I have also been known to move country with a collection of interesting sticks in tow. Perhaps this obsession is hereditary as my son constantly collects sticks. He even went through a phase of stealing interesting pieces of firewood from the log basket to hoard as if they were treasure. There is something extremely pleasing about a nice stick! So with this pattern, it is time again to celebrate the humble LOG!