I had so much fun needle felting this happy rain cloud. This little guy is my first charm for a baby mobile. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing different felted pieces that could combine to create a very soft, happy mobile for an infant’s nursery. I just love babies and even though my children are all in “big kid” beds, my brain will not stop coming up with ways to mesmerize the teeny tiny ones!
These mobile charms could also be used as “adult” decorations as well. I already imagined hanging this cloud from a cork board as a way to liven up the push pins and papers of “adult” life!
My newest felted creation is a toy tiger ball. I just love making simple felted animals like this one. They are quick and easy to make and have such character!
This felted toy was inspired by my recent family vacation to DisneyWorld. We had the opportunity at Animal Kingdom to catch a glympse of this majestic tiger and I decided to reinterpret that majesty into cuteness! And a little tidbit for those planning a trip to Disney, Animal Kingdom is one of the best parks there! I just love the combination of zoo and theme park!
My 5 year old daughter is absolutely in love with anything “Mickey”. So I had to include her silly grins, smiles, and happy poses. She insisted on wearing “Minnie Ears” everyday that we were there. The cuteness was overwhelming!
Now that we’ve returned, I realize that the holidays are right around the corner. Today I am preparing new colors of wool to complement the holiday theme and I will be purchasing a few ribbons and such; all so that, I can begin making some felted Christmas ornaments. When I was young, I created ornament after ornament for my mother on Christmas break. She always seemed excited to add a handmade ornament to the tree. A mother’s love is truly neverending. And don’t worry, this year, I will share a few ornament tutorials with everyone!
I needle felted two black and white cats this past week or so. I had a request for 2 such cats and while felting them I became inspired. The black nature of these two little cats reminded me of the “spooky black cats” of Halloween. So I decided I would make a kitty that was adorable and at the same time scarier than the two you are seeing today. My little Halloween cutie will be up later this week in a tutorial!
I’m finally able to designate time to my beloved craft of needle felting. My children started school, then my camera was misbehaving, and to top it all off, a nasty bug followed the kids home from school. Finally, all is well and I can get back to fun creative projects. So this week, I have been busy preparing for the felting madness to come. I pulled out my trusty food colors and started to create my palette of vivid, beautiful wool. I love the dying process. You never quite know what color will take, and the results are a happy surprise each time!
I have started a new project as well . . . Felted Autumn Leaves. I’m so excited that Fall has arrived, my favorite season. Leaves just scream Autumn. . . the colorful spectacle in every forest and neighborhood, the crunching noise under your boots, quietly spinning in the wind, and giggling children jumping in a large pile. A tutorial on these leaves will be available in the near future! I’m looking forward to sharing my autumn creations with everyone.