Sunday, March 30, 2008

Embroidery and Felt

I tried embroidering some of my little felted bowls and am very happy with the result. I think it adds a little extra, don't you? And the embroidering was fun...

Friday, March 28, 2008

How about a purse?

I have seen so many cute crocheted felted purses lately that I thought I'd take a shot. This one came out kind of nice - it's small, can hold a cell phone, keys and a few other things. The gray yarn really felts up nicely and I love the color. I'm not totally satisfied with the shape, though. I'm going to take another shot at it. Maybe in a more bold color, too.
Pattern available at my Etsy store.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Crocheted Felted Coasters

These coasters were made with the same wool yarn I used for the bowls. Since they are wool, they are great insulators and I would think they would be perfect for protecting a surface from heat. Plus, they are pretty cute.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Joy of Crochet

I've always enjoyed crocheting in the winter when it's cold and dark outside. Usually I'm working on yet another afghan to give to someone. But I recently discovered wet felting and love the way the finished object feels. What got me started is crocheting and felting small bowls. Then, after advising several artist friends to check into selling their items on etsy, I decided to list a few bowls myself (just to find out how etsy works, of course...) Now I'm hooked - there are so many creative and wonderful handmade items there.
Pattern available at my Etsy store.