Friday, November 26, 2010

My first stocking...

Last year this time I had no idea what felting was, and I am trying to think back to what sparked me onto this new obsession.  I truly cannot remember......Whatever it was I am thankful for it because I have had so much fun this past year learning!
I have been thinking about making some stockings for Christmas since this past summer.  So today I decided to try.  I chose a natural oatmeal colored wool.  I made my template using wood laminate flooring underlay.  I wet felted the stocking and then needle felted a heart onto one of them.  I think I like them nice and simple like this.  These would be wonderful for small gifts...hmmmmm 
Here's to hoping you had a stress free day :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish everyone a blessed day.  Getting ready to start the cooking frenzy! Here is a picture of Princess wearing her felted flowers...and being her nosey self.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Buttons from Germany...

My best friend went to a fabulous craft fair where she lives in Germany and sent me these buttons!  I love them and cannot wait to figure out what I can make to use them on! 

I am spending the day making wet felted panels to be sewn into pouches.....back to the rolling for me!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Flowers, pin cushion, and great conversation....

Found this ceramic dish at a thrift store for $1.  Ended up making a pin cushion out of it.  I think this one is for me...nice and simple.  I made a flower ring to be added to a gift bag for another gift. It's been a nice creative day around here.

 I also was able to make some batts for a quilting project for my mom.  She wanted felt panels so that she could use pieces for flowers that she will be sewing onto a quilt.  It was fun making them and I hope she likes what I have come up with.  But the best part of making the panels was the great conversation I was able to have with my 14 yo daughter while I was sweet girls are becoming such wonderful young ladies!  Yes- I am a little bias..... ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Share your favorites...

Do you have a favorite felt related blog? Please feel free to share the link.  I would like to make a links page to add to this blog.  I have a few of my own favorites that I am going to add and would love to add more.

gift making....

Another gift finished!  Finally finished sewing the pillow.  My youngest daughter wanted a pillow....she changes the color of her room so often I figured I would make one with many colors....then it will always match! :) 

And the "Barbie Pink" scarf is's a bright

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This is my gift wrap for the upcoming holiday season.  I figured something that has a dual purpose would be appreciated.  The directions are available from Maya Made on Etsy.  I can honestly say the ones made with canvas have been easier than the burlap ones.  But I do love how they are turning out.  So far these have been made with the recipients "colors".  BTW the green one is mine...had to practice you
Off to make more..... :)