I've been a busy bee! Lots of things going on at work and so my much loved hobby time has been dramatically reduced!
Everything is good though, as I have had a little time to fit in a lovely little valentines project. A project which thrills me bucket loads!
Want to see what I've been working on?
Here, I'll show you:
I've been making some felted hearts! SUCH FUN!
It's the first time I have ever tried needle felting and I have enjoyed it immensely! I decided to give it a whirl after I received some gorgeously vibrant felting wool for my Birthday last year.
I wasn't really sure what to do with felting wool, but after a google search I discovered that it could be felted and formed into many things with the help of a very lethal needle!
As this was my first time needle felting, I read that it would be easier to get a better shape and less stab wounds by using a cookie cutter to help form the desired shape.
I had seen in a recent issue of "Mollie makes magazine" some very cute felted hearts and decided to also to make hearts.
The actual felting process was extrmely simple. Tear of a lump of wool and place it into the heart shaped cookie cutter.
Gently stab at the wool until it starts to fit to the cookie cutter shape.
I was gentle at first but once the wool was a little felted I was able to be a little rougher. Great stress relief stabbing at the wool! Stab, stab, stab until the wool was nicely shaped and pretty dense.
I had a lot of fun playing around with lots of different colours and sizes. However, in the end I decided to stick mainly to traditional valentines pinks and reds.
Once I had made an assortment of hearts I raided my bead collection for some happy beads to jazz up my little project!
Some little bells for a finishing touch
and pretty embroidery thread to join everything together!
Here's what I made! Cute little Valentines ornaments, ready to hang and send to friends I hold close to my heart.
I added buttons to a couple of them, just for an extra special touch.
This one is for a very special friend of mine, It's my favourite :-)
I'm going to post it off to her and keep my fingers crossed that it arrives by Valentines Day. I hope that when she receives it, it will brighten up her day!
Cute and fun little ornaments to spread a little bit of love!