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Felt Bat Pillow

October 19, 2010 - Filed under Felt, Halloween, How-to

More often than not Halloween decorations can be pretty tacky, or over the top, but I love this subtle tone-on-tone bat pillow from Ameroonie Designs. Check out the tutorial and make your own. While you’re at it, why not try a white one with ghosts, or an orange one with pumpkins!

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Crafty Books for Fall: Part 3 – Felt Craft Books

September 29, 2010 - Filed under Books, Felt

Today’s books are all about crafting with felt. This versatile material is so easy to work with it’s no wonder there are so many great books about felt!

Zombie Felties
by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate

What could be better than a book full of adorable creatures of the undead? This book includes a full-color photograph of the each of the finished project,s as well as an illustrated, instructional overviews, pattern diagrams, and a convenient list of everything needed to complete the projects. These 16 sinister projects make great Halloween decorations, party favors, and wonderfully original, offbeat gifts.

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Fa la la la Felt
By Amanda Carestio

It’s never to early to start crafting for Christmas… and well this book is full of wonderful ideas for the holidays! With more than 45 Christmas projects, from festive ornaments and stockings to home decorations, you’d better get started soon as I’m sure you’ll want to make most of these.

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Hand Stitched Felt
by Kata Golda’s

A cute little book full of simple projects, most of which can be completed in under an hour, ranging from children’s finger puppets and a tooth-fairy pillow to photo, brag books, messenger bags, and curtains and blankets.

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Tomorrow… books for the all-round crafter!

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Flet Egg Book Tutorial

March 29, 2010 - Filed under Easter, Felt, How-to, Sewing

Felt Book - Decorate Eggs for Easter

A cute spring idea for your little ones. Holly from Chez Beeper Bebe, has an adorable tutorial for this felt egg book, that lets your kids decorate eggs over and over. Cut out all sorts of shapes and let their imaginations run wild, and when you’re not decorating you can store all the little pieces in the handy pocket at the back. Such a great idea, and beautifully crafted.

Download the tutorial
Purchase one of Holly’s from her Etsy Shop

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DIY Garlands & Bunting

December 8, 2009 - Filed under Christmas, Fabric, Felt, How-to

Festive garlands and cheerful bunting, for your mantel, your railing, your tree or your window. Here are some simple tutorials, that can add a lot of impact to your holiday decor.

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1. Miniature Fabric Flower Garland – This one was originally created for a wedding, but you could easily swap the fabric for something a little more Christmasy.

2. Felt Dot Garland – Simple felt dots sewn together create this super simple garland.

3. Felt Garland – This one takes a lot of felt but doesn’t need much skill.

4. No Sew Felt & Fabric Garland – Skip the sewing and use iron-on adhesive.

5. Blanket Stitched Garland – A cozy blanket stitch gives this garland an ultra-handmade look.

6. Snowflake Bunting – This cute bunting is for sale on etsy, but here are a couple tutorials if you want to make your own. one. two.

7. Paper Snowflakes – Another Etsy find for those of you too busy to craft this Christmas.

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Felt Ornaments

December 2, 2009 - Filed under Christmas, Felt

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I love felt, it’s so easy to work with, and the fact that unlike fabric you can leave the edges showing and it wont fray makes me happy. Here are a couple of really simple tutorials for making some cute felt ornaments.

Molly’s Star Ornaments – Grab a glass of eggnog or a cup of hot chocolate and spend a cozy evening making stars.

Half-eaten Gingerbread Man – This little guy is so adorable. You could also use this pattern as inspiration and make a half-eaten gingerbread woman, or even several intact gingerbread people.

Holiday Mittens – These little mittens are cute as one offs, but I also like Liesl’s idea of making them into an advent calendar.

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Going Batty

October 2, 2009 - Filed under Children, Felt, Halloween, Holidays, How-to, Sewing

Soto Softies Bat Pattern

More Halloween goodness coming your way. Maritza from Soto Softies, has a fantastic bat pattern for sale on her Etsy store. A bunch of these strung from the ceiling would make fantastic Halloween decorations.

Not sure you’re ready to take on a whole softie? Why not take a start with Maritza’s free batty finger puppet pattern here.

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handmade felt camera cases

April 15, 2009 - Filed under Acccessories, Felt

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I was cruising the archives of etsy’s blog and came across these adorable camera cases made by Hine, a Vancouver based artist who also does stop motion animation. Each one is a unique piece of functional art, handmade with felt and button embellishments. They are so cute, they make me wish I still had a compact camera not just my DSLR.

Hine’s Etsy Site
More stuff from Hine

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