Friday, June 7, 2013

Kristi the Novice Needle Felter

I've been dabbling in needle felting off and on for about a year now. Last April I saw a video of a lady that made these adorable Easter chicks, and I had to try it for myself. I have to admit, though, it's kind of a frustrating process for a beginner. It's difficult to judge how much wool you need to make something a particular size, but I'm practicing and getting slightly better.

Lately my needle felting has had me working on some early Halloween decorations (my favorite season to decorate for, FYI), and I've finally broken my first felting needle! I think that means I've 'leveled up' in the needle felting world (or maybe I've lost a life, I'm not sure.) Anyways, I'm getting pretty darn excited about these tiny pumpkin ornaments I'm working on. I'm planning to hang them from the branches of one of my jewelry stand trees. I always envisioned my 'jewelry trees' to be multifunctional tree stands, I just hadn't gotten around to plotting different purposes for them, yet. I promise to post pictures of the final product once I have them dangling from the branches of one of my trees, but for now, here are a few of my pumpkins. I'm not the best at making perfect copies, but that makes them all unique, and I actually really enjoy the variations.

Cute, right?

Characters of the day: The Dolphins Three. This synchronized swimming team has won the annual Undersea Olympics for the last three years. We're rooting for them to continue the trend. 

 Dolphin Trinket Tray - Hand Painted Seashell

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