Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Felt Flowers

I was inspired by Teesha Moore’s post Felt Thingies and decided to make my own random felt thingies. Kelly was gone one Saturday and it was dreary outside so it seemed like a good time to play with felt. A couple of years ago I bought a HUGE bag of felt at Nifty Gifty, a tiny local thrift shop. It cost a buck or two for the whole bag; well within my miserly price range. After all, why on earth would you turn down a huge $2 bag of felt even if you have no idea what to do with it? So I carted home about 100 sheets of felt and it’s been sitting in the closet eagerly awaiting inspiration.

Mind you, it’s not wool felt. I’ve discovered there is a huge difference between the cheap craft felt and real wool felt. I purchased the wool stuff to make the ill-fated Hedgehogs . There is no comparison in quality. Wool costs a lot more (about $7 per half yard) but it cuts so much cleaner and is “meatier”. That’s a vague term for heft and weight, which wool felt has in good measure. However, I used the cheap stuff for this project because I have so much in so many colors. Here’s the result:
I’m itching try out different designs – maybe something more geometric and less flowery? I’m not sure what to do with them but I’m willing to take suggestions. Anyone have any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. These are so cheerful! Great job. I would put one on a summer cardigan or jacket. Those boring shopping totes would look cute with one or two. How about in a window...?