wet felted computer sleeve

Wet Felted Laptop Sleeve

Wet felted laptop sleeve

Wet felted laptop sleeve

I have been very lucky to be the recipient of  a new MacBook Air, so instead of buying a sleeve to protect it, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try my hand at wet felting a laptop sleeve. Everyone seems to be toting around a laptop, ipad, notebook or mobile phone of some kind these days so this is the perfect gift idea and it is very easy to adapt this method to any computer or phone as long as you have the dimensions of the device. Do not be put off by the length of this tutorial, It is relatively easy and the steps are mostly repetitive, so give it a go and lets get felting…. Continue reading

Needle felted whale baby rattle

Needle felted baby rattle by Milo & Ben

Needle felted baby rattle by Milo & Ben

While browsing the internet this morning I came across this fabulous tutorial by Melissa, from Milo & Ben for an adorable needle felted whale rattle. I have not done much needle felting, but Melissa makes it seem so easy and this rattle is so cute, I think I will have to give it a try. I will keep you updated with my attempts. Have a look at Melissa’s other needle felted creations on her Etsy page or check out her blog.

Felt cherry blossom sprigs, tutorial

Felt cherry blossom sprig

Spring is in the air and the cherry blossom trees are blooming in a beautiful array of pink and white flowers.  Unfortunately though, these blossoms only last a few weeks at most,  and then, these beautiful flowers float away for another year.

So let us make some lovely cherry blossom sprigs that will last all year long. To make these lovely sprigs you will first need to make at least 10 wet felted cherry blossoms depending on how many sprigs you would like to make. When you have made your lovely felted cherry blossoms, and they are dry, you are ready to make your cherry blossom sprigs in 3 very easy steps…
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Wet felted flower, tutorial

Felted cherry blossoms

Felted cherry blossoms

It is spring in Amsterdam at the moment and all the parks and gardens are blooming with colourful flowers, so I thought we should do a tutorial inspired by spring, cherry blossoms. Felt flowers are an easy way to begin making 3D felted projects, as they are small and easy to handle and limited only by your own imagination. Felt flowers are very versatile and once you have made a few you, you can use them on hair clips, to decorate clothing, presents or as a brooch. I will show you in the next tutorial a few ideas and ways to use these pretty little blossoms. Continue reading

Brightly coloured 80cm felt ball rug

Brightly coloured, felt ball rug

Brightly coloured, felt ball rug

My niece is the lucky recipient for this gorgeous, brightly coloured rug. It is relatively easy to make,  but takes a long time to complete. Be warned, this project will take time and patience.  It is, however, very satisfying to make for yourself,  as it is so beautiful to look at and feels lovely to walk on. It is like having a  little massage for your feet. Now that I have completed this one for my niece, I want one for myself, to brighten up my lounge room, just not sure if I have the patience to do it all over again. Continue reading

Making Felt Balls

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Pink, blue and purple felt balls

I decided to use my lovely store brought felt balls to make a mat for my nieces birthday. After separating all the colours I decided I wanted it to be mostly pinks, blues and purples to match her room rather than a true freckle inspired mat. Looking at the colours that I had I thought it would be pretty if I had more pale pink balls in the mix. Luckily I had some pale pink roving already which I thought would be perfect to make some felt balls. Continue reading

colourful felt wine gift bags

IMG_4951I love wine, so whenever I go to friends for a dinner party, I take a bottle or two, as is polite, but am often handing my friends a lovely bottle of wine in a crinkly brown paper bag, boring and ugly. So I thought to myself,  how can I pretty up a bottle of wine quickly…Lets make a gift bag!

This lovely little gift bag can, from start to finish, be machine sewn in about 30 minutes and hand sewn in less than 2 hours,  so is perfect for that last minute gift giving.

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