I have been wanting to give this a try forever! The needles, the roving,
and the foam pad have been in my stash at least two, maybe three
years, but I never sat down and just began. Well, I received a copy
of Felt Me a Smile to review and that was just the jump start that
I needed. These three little creatures are my first projects and were
gifts to my children in their Easter baskets.
A brown bunny with a white belly holding
a bouquet of flowers...
a cream bunny with a blue flower and long ears...
and a standing brown bear with a blue checked bow
and flower. They are all less than 3" tall.
I love the cover project, so cute! The little hugging bears below
were my first attempt and inspiration for my standing bear. Actually,
my very first bear ended up being torn apart by kittens during the
night - oh so sad to see little bear's nose and arms ripped off and
lying in the middle of the floor looking up at me with only one good
eye! So be forewarned if you have cats in the house and keep your
needle felting projects well hidden. After I finished the bear, I went
out on my own and made the two bunny variations.
I have to say needle felting is almost magical to me - you keep
poking this little barbed needle into a ball of fluff and before long
a sweet creature appears! I think anyone who enjoys sculpting
would love needle felting and it doesn't take long to get the hang
of it either. What's fun about Felt Me a Smile is that not all the
projects are needle felting, you'll also find several methods of wet
felting and projects that combine both, like the one on the cover.
I wanted more roving colors and after a little research I found
that Weir Crafts has very good prices, a beautiful selection of
colors and types of roving and they shipped super fast too so my
experience couldn't be any better. (Just so you know, I'm not receiving
any remuneration I just wanted to pass along a good experience.)