Over the past few weeks I have been having fun sewing up a new felt project. I've been making a 3D Noah's Ark and set of animals. The concept came to me a few months ago and has been floating around in my mind ever since. So far I have most of the felt animals sewn and have made a template Ark from cereal boxes. You can follow my progress on my Little Green Cottage blog.
I have enjoyed working with felt so much that I plan to create a few more designs this year. Even my youngest, Miss 12 has been getting in on the act. Her Grandmother gave her this book for her birthday which came in very handy for the school fete last year.
She picked out a few designs and we made them into brooches. The kids loved them as did some grown ups as well. I can highly recommend this book for some simple felt projects.Click on the link under the graphic if you would like some more information, the book is currently on sale for 53% less than normal price.
Here are some of our felt projects.
With felt projects on my mind I decided to do a little research to see what else was around. Here are some of my favourite finds.
I just love the little pig looking through the fence palings, wouldn't the kids love playing with this collection?
It's also on sale for 27% less then normal price.
I've also been inspired by some cute little needle felted animals that I have found on Pinterest. Just like the white cat on the front cover of this book, so amazingly real looking.
I have to admit that I found the needle felting a bit more difficult to master. My first attempt was a Santa doll and I remember my friends joking with me at the time. As my needle stabbed up and down creating the form, they were convinced that I had taken up voodoo, and Santa was my first victim!
Needless to say this image has stayed with me and I have not managed to create anything else. Perhaps this book is just what I need for a more successful second attempt.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at these felt projects and that you have been inspired to start playing with some felt as well. It's lots of fun!