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first etsy order

20 Jan

This is a quick post. I got my first etsy order! It was a customer order of a beluga whale. It’e for the customers 2 year old grandson who adores whales. I loved whales growing up too, so I was excited to do this as my first order. I grew up in southern California and spent a fair amount of time at sea world.  I used several different whale pictures I found off the internet as a model. I hope he likes it and gets years of fun out of this cute whale.

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marlene’s felting madness

21 Jun

This site is awesome! It has items for needle felting, but delivers more for wet felting. First reason I love this site is because it has a wet felting tool kit. When I wanted to start wet felting I had a hard time figuring out how I was going to get a rolling mat, mesh and a rolling bar. I wanted to use a solar pool cover piece, but didn’t want to have to buy the whole thing! Marlene’s saved the day!

It comes in two different sizes, so all your project sizes are covered. Marlene’s also carries an excellent assortment of wool colors. I spent my fair my share of money at her booth at the maryland sheep and wool festival this year. Unfortunately some of the color choices on the site do not have a picture linked up to them.  You can order nuno felting fabric from the site as well as silk throwers waste for embellishments.

The site also has a free needle and wet feting tutorial. The needle felting one is for a lady bug and the wet felting one is for a little pouch. There is also a link to some of her own creations. I just love this one! It’s called “Signs of Life Series: Confusion, Dilemma & Narrow-Mindedness”. Excellent representation.

Marlene’s felting madness is a great resource for supplies and inspiration. And make sure you look at her checklist to see if you’ve come down with a case felting madness.

the felted ewe

12 Jun

In keeping with the beginnings of my felting hobby, the first website I bought supplies from was the felted ewe, a needle felting focused website. Cleverly titled and full of everything the needle felter needs. It’s a complete website with supplies, kits, wool felt and books. It’s very safe to order from and the shipping is swift.

I love the roving colors and to quote the site, “Beginners find all of our fibers the easiest for them to work with & advanced needle felters can’t get enough of them!”. I have to concur; they felt lovely. One of my other favorites from this site is the wooden single needle holder.

I know it’s so simple but it really helps with grip and you can color code them for all your needle sizes. Which is easier to do then trying to paint the ends of all your needles! The needle selection from this site is stellar. 6 different types of needle sizes so you have have a full spread for each part of your felting endeavor.

In my anatomical heart post I mentioned that I bought the pumpkin felting kit from this site, linked here. Pumpkins are super super easy and are the perfect starting project. You can crank them out and get instant gratification. Here’s my little pumpkin patch!

And here is a blue bird that I made for my boyfriend’s mother using the blue bicycle color roving and some of the left over pumpkin orange that I had.

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