Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Felty things

Hello again!  I am back with a couple of felty projects that I've finally managed to complete.  The old wrist injury has flared up so colouring is out for a while, and using the computer mouse is agony - but typing is ok and I can managed to sew a little - strange!

Anyway, my first project is something that I was inspired to make after seeing similar designs on Pinterest.  I used my Nestability circles to cut out the wreath from sparkly white felt, and that left me with the bauble.  I blanket stitched the layers together with a little stuffing in the middle for padding and added thin white ribbon hanging loops.  The holly and berries are die cut with Marianne Design die LR0127 and then I've added the stitches to the leaves and little beads to the berries before sewing and gluing them to the wreath and bauble.

I was looking at my blog reading list this morning (first time in days so I haven't gone back too far) and saw that Crafty Creations Challenge is to 'take two' - I hope that my two Christmas decorations will fit the theme for them.

And this is my second project, a little key holder created from felt and Marianne Design dies.  I've cut out the bird and stitched around the edge of the wings and body with running stitches to fix to the base heart.  The heart I've stuffed and fixed the two layers together with blanket stitch.  I've added the veins to the leaves and little pearls for highlights, plus a tiny sequin I found in my bead box.  To finish I cut a length of Marianne's ribbon to make a loop so I could add the split ring for a key.  These are the Marianne Design dies I used to create my key ring:

Heart from CR1225
Bird die COL1301
Leaves from CR1248
Flower from LR0160 (cupcake)

I'm off to the opticians this afternoon so hope the weather clears up before I leave, I hate driving in the rain.  Fingers crossed I don't need all 3 prescriptions renewing .. .. I would like some pennies left for craft goodies this month!


  1. Those little wreaths are delightful - love the contrast with the white & how you've got two for price of one.
    Sympathise with hand - hope Optician goes OK.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. These felt makes are all fab hun. Hugs, Claire x

  3. so gorgeous, I especially love the white wreath, how beautiful!

  4. Love your Christmas decorations and the bird on the heart is very sweet too.

  5. These are all lovely Annie, the bird is really cute and I love the sparkly white felt bauble and wreath.

    Hope you are doing OK


  6. These are very beautiful ornaments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,


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