Tuesday, July 3, 2012

heart felt

Do you know, I really love working with felt. I forget sometimes how much! I used to do a lot more crafting with felt, I made lots of play food for example, and the craziest present I ever made was also in felt.

A couple of weeks ago a really lovely lady contacted me through my shop asking if I would be able to make her a love pocket for her daughter. The little lass is starting Kindergarten in August and her mama wanted to give her something she could fill with hugs and kisses to last her little one the whole day.
After a bit of chatting back and forwards we decided on a little bag idea:
It is made of wool felt and decorated with ladybugs, the little girl's favorites :-)
It has a strap made from plaited wool yarn and inside there is plenty of room for kisses and hugs and loves as well as a wee hanky or precious treasure.

The sweet mama thought it best for little brother to have one too...


 dinosaur (a hugosaurus) and lined with turtle fabric.

Rebe saw me working on them and asked to make her own...
 On the front she stitched on a picture of her new toy monkey and her doll Poppy,
on the back she stitched her special Mio. She hasn't made the strap yet, but I wanted to show it to you anyway. It was a simple craft for her to do and of course you can never have enough places to store mama love :-)

My felt crafting hasn't stopped there....

 a felt bunny jacket for this custom order waldorf doll

 and a felt crown for a Buddie's first birthday coming up very shortly...

 swallows and raspberries...
What do you like making out of felt?

20 comments:

  1. Lovely post as always, Laura, thank you. I was hoping for a tutorial on dyeing felt, I'm itching to copy your beauuuuuuutiful crown.

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    1. thanks Su, sorry I didn't get around to your tutorial yet, my computer broke and I lost all of my pictures, including that tutorial, but I will re-do it and post it soon I promise :-)

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  2. I adore working with felt, it has a beautiful feel to it, and looks so pretty. I have recently discovered the plant dyed wool felt from Myriad. It really is the nicest felt I have ever used, so thick, and such gorgeous colours. They also do bags of felt scraps, which are always stuffed full of bits and pieces, both big enough to make things with myself, and smaller pieces for the children to make things with too. I love to make little fairy people and little birds with my felt pieces. I have rather a collection now!
    Those bags are beautiful, and such a great idea. My favourite is Rebes though, what a clever girl!
    And the felt crown is gorgeous, I might have to make one myself now xx

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    1. I love real wool felt too, those big bags sound great, thanks for the tip :-)

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  3. I love your crown! I make anything I can possibly think of out of it! My youngest always watches for the bin lorry too! She is fascinated with watching it crush the garbage.

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  4. I love working with felt. I've made lots of hearts, a felt bat for my husband for Father's day (with a little help from T) and I love making felt applique wall hangings

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    1. oh Michelle they sound wonderful, I love the idea of the wall hangings! :-)

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  5. What a sweet story, the nicest mama, and wonderful works- you seem full of creativity, it was nice to drop in here!

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    1. Hi thanks for stopping by and for your lovely kind thoughts x

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  6. Gosh You've been busy. I love her little purse (and yours too).

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    1. thanks, yes Rebe's is so sweet :-)

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  7. Oh how sweet all of your projects are...You are such a talented mama!!! Thanks for sharing some pictures...they have inspired me to make some of those felt bags!!

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    1. oh brilliant, do let me see them when you have finished them. Thanks for your lovely kind comment :-)

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  8. All your projects are precious and beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing on Creative Friday.

    Warm regards
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by and of course for hosting the wonderful Creative Friday, so much inspiration :-)

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  9. I really enjoy felt too. Its so easy to work with and you have made some lovely projects.


    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

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    1. Hi Carrie, thanks so much, I love that there is no sewing of seams :-)

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  10. I love working with wool felt as well, what cute projects!

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