Saturday, January 22, 2011

How I Felt

Before you run, screaming from your computer screen, this is not a post about my over-sensitized emotions. It is simply about FELT, my new obsession! I've already latched on to a fabulous on-line source for wool-felt. Not 100% wool, but the much more affordable and equally lovely blended stuff. I placed an order at 10am Thursday at Woolfelt Central and it arrived in the mail TODAY!! OK, new favorite on-line shop. They sell by the rectangle (9 x 12 and 13 x 18) and the incredibly reasonable by-the-yard price of $8-$9 (depending on fiber content). You can order as little as 1/4 yard. So that is exactly what I did. From top to bottom:Tahitian Sunset, Pink Grapefruit, Buttercup, Camel, Mellow Yellow and Buttercream. I am thinking some Lemon donuts need to be made of these. Though I do have access to a pretty good selection of felt rectangles at the local craft shops, Woolfelt Central has those lovely muted tones perfect for the Prim projects I have in mind.
As for projects; here are some completed items. I seem to be on some sort of "bird kick" lately. Maybe it's due to the tons of colorful birds that visit my feeders each day. I have to refill on a daily basis to keep up with them. The felt birds are from the Need'l Love "Threads" series of craft books. I have taken the basic bird pattern (this Red-wing Blackbird) and have also designed my own version of a Blue jay, to be stitched up this week. The dove is actually made of some tea-stained velvet with felt wings. He is supposed to hold a bit of greenery or a tiny glass ornament in his beak. Both birds are mounted on little wooden candle holders. The patriotic heart is also velvet with felt lettering. The little snowmen are money/giftcard holders (front pocket) from a pattern my mother sent to me.

Now I must pet the computer and reward it for being so kind to me for an entire week. Allowing me to chat on Facebook, answer my e-mail and even update my blog (with photos!) Dear, sweet computer.................


  1. You are going to RULE that craft fair that you mentioned!!! These are stunning!

  2. Wow, those birds and snowmen are fab-u-lous!!! Good, 'puter!

  3. Jennifer, your handmade things are always so cute) Love the snowmen so much! But the bBirds are really great! You have golden fingers and they can make everything))) So beautiful tones of felt fabrics are in this shop on line! I was reaaly excited to see that))

  4. LOL Love the post title! Great creating - you go girl!


  5. I love the snowmen! They are amazing! So adorable!!!! How long did it take you to make them?

  6. Thanks for the link to Woolfelt Central. I think I can get wool in Berlin, OH but I don't like driving there very much.

    I love the felt birds!

    How's the weather in your neck of the woods today? DD in Oxford said classes were canceled this morning.