Once in awhile I get bitten by the craft bug and then I must immediately create something or else I will explode. This usually means getting out my machine and plugging in my glue gun and then going, “uh, now what.” Most of the time it ends up a big pile of glue and fabric and frustration, but sometimes it works out and I get a finished project that I like and might actually *gasp* USE!
Last week while Isabelle was napping (I mean, sike, sleeping for 15 minute increments) I worked on a few projects. Here is the first one I finished:
I started with a yard of heavy wool felt, a 16-inch Styrofoam wreath, and some straight pins. Four hundred felt circles later:
A new wreath for our new front door at our new house.
I actually really like the way it turned out- it needs some fluffing and some fixing in a few places before it debuts on the door, but for the most part, I’m in lurve. This project came from an online tutorial and I just made a bigger version, I’m sure you could do it to Styrofoam balls and hang them from your mantle- that would be cute. Hmm…maybe I need more felt. Anyway, it was super easy, required no sewing, and left room for my little errors.
However, if you decide to do this project PLEASE for the LOVE. Buy more than a yard of felt. I got started and then ran out of felt and I was thinking, “WHY is Joanne’s not open at midnight! I hate you Joanne! I hate you!.” I think it took four whole yards and a few hours of circle cutting to complete it. Maybe I’ll add a giant bow or something. Probably not though, I like the simplicity of it, and I’ll probably just hang it with a wide ribbon once we move. (Hey, we are moving!)
Next up… Spring Sewing Part Two: Baby Accessories