My Tiny Felted Mushroom Ornament . . . Too Cute!

The photos just cannot capture this cuties potential.  I’m in love with this tiny mushroom ornament/decoration.  It is so adorable and itty bitty.  I, as a mother of five, love adorable, itty bitty things!  The red and white is perfect for this time of year; and our modern celebrations possibly are historically related to the amanita mushroom.  Whether our holiday roots lead us to a pine tree with mushroom underbrush or not, this guy is a perfect addition to my holiday decorations!  Use it as a gift topper or as an ornament.
Needle Felt Mushroom
I love the amigurumi style face on this guy, simple yet cute.  I added some blush to his little cheeks; it’s amazing my blush color perfectly suits this little inanimate mushroom replica.  I used all my red wool up making this little ornament; so I’m going to have to dye my new wool stash and soon!  HOW will I fit it into the busy holiday schedule???  Stay tuned and find out if I ever get to it!
Felted Mushroom

Needle Felt Mushroom
And does anyone know the correct camera settings for taking photos near a lit Christmas tree?  It’s driving me crazy!

Felted Mushroom Ornament

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Holiday Gift for Me . . . And a Felt Snowman!

My recent addition to my growing collection of Christmas ornaments is this miniature felted snowman.  Okay, I admit that those earmuffs look more like bear ears and it doesn’t help much that his nose is a round blue circle instead of an elegant long sweet, crunchy carrot.  However, he is still a cutie and proudly displayed on my home tree next to salt dough snowman ornaments created by my children. I so badly wanted to give him that typical carrot nose. But, alas I was out of wool and limited to my current color selection and it did not include orange.  What was I to do, give him a long pink nose?
Needle Felted Snowman
This all brings me to my next tidbit of information, my holiday gift.  I just received 4 pounds of nice wool batting that I can dye a myriad of colors!  I can have orange, black, blue, red, purple, any color I can imagine.  The company I order my wool from is clearly visible in the photo below.  It is very reasonably priced; so, if you live in the states, phone in your next order using the number below.
Wool
I’m so excited to have a complete color palette of wool to choose from for my next few projects.  I’ll just have to make the time to actually dye it; it won’t do me any good just sitting there in that cardboard box all fluffy and white!

Wool Batting

Tis the Season . . . For a Felted Christmas Tree!

So, I decided to make another addition to my felted ornaments.  It is a felted Christmas tree.  I felted a very basic cone shape; covered it in green roving and added some colorful bits of wool for balls.  I love the simplicity of this little one.  In the photo below, I have added a ribbon to hang it with.  It looks quite adorable between the twinkling lights.
Felted Christmas Decoration
If however, you find it odd to put a tree ornament on a tree(which I do find a bit odd myself), it works really well as a Christmas tree for your little one’s dolls.  Kids love anticipating Christmas morning and what better way to feed that excitement than with an adorable felted tree to brighten up their dolls day!  Even better, make a felt present to set up under their toy tree; that would be so cute.  The little dolls in the photo below belong to my six year old; they are tiny, tiny dolls called Squinkies.  They did an amazing job posing with their new tree!

Miniature Toy Christmas Tree