Thursday, April 16, 2009

Crafting:Needle Felting

It seems like everywhere you look people are falling in love with needle felting. I first was introduced to this lovely craft when I purchased this felted cupcake from Betz White at the very first Country Living Fair held in Illinois three years ago.
And this felted fall purse by another artist at another craft fair.
Then there is Julie Collings, whose sweet and simple felting projects make you want one of everything she makes. You can find my favorite books on this craft here and here and here.
So I thought I should try it out for myself and decided to make these little felted charms. They are easy and fun to make in the evening while watching TV. Just be careful you don't stab yourself with the felting needle when you're watching your favorite show!
When I was done, I attached the charms along with some wire-wrapped beads to a chain to make this necklace. I think I'm going to make a charm bracelet next.

11 comments:

Heather said...

soo cute. Love your little charms. We'll have to do a felty swap some day :)

joan said...

I am amazed by needle felting...it's so cute. You are really talented. xo Joan

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

I love how your charms and necklace turned out. I'm always in awe of needle felting but have resisted adding that to my never ending unfinished projects. LOL

Holly said...

Your charms are sooo adorable! I second Cindy's (JunqueArt)thought, that I would love to try it, but I dare not add another thing to my "I want to try this, but I will never get it done" list.

Alisa said...

How cute! Felting does look fun... someday I hope to give it a try.

Carla said...

They look so yummy I could actually EAT them!
c

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

I LOVE the sweet necklace!!! I just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU for coming to visit my blog during my "Celebrating Marie Antoinette" event. I appreciated your comments and it's so nice to meet others who are also interested in our dear Antoinette! I hope to see you at my "Beautiful Blogging" party too! Have a beautiful day ~ xo Joy

natalea said...

love all the pretty needle felting- I haven't done it in quite a long time...maybe I'll get to it again soon! thanks for sharing the inspiration! xo natalea

Elizabeth said...

These charms are wonderful...can't wait to see what you come up with after the bracelet...maybe a few for your shoppe...or a bluebird ...hint hint! ;)
Elizabeth

LittleLovables said...

so creative and adorable!

Connie said...

These felting items are amazing...very fun! These make me want to try some felting! They are beautiful. xo, Connie

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