Showing posts with label felted. Show all posts
Showing posts with label felted. Show all posts

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sew & Tell: Felted Acorns without wool or water

Felted Acorn Cheat via homeworkEvery time I see a picture of  darling felted wool acorns I fall in love with them all over again. I’ve always wanted to make some but I was missing a few key supplies. Wool yarn and acorn caps.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Etceteras: felted planets

Did you ever use this trick to remember the names and order of the planets? My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. The first letter of each word stands for a planet: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Now that Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet, some are using the new phrase My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Noodles.


I kept thinking about that phrase when I reviewed the book Microcrafts last week and highlighted their felted fluffy solar system.


Here’s the project as seen in the book Microcrafts {above}.


I followed the step by step instructions and created nine (I wanted to include Pluto) fluffy felted balls. To make these felted balls, use a clump of wool yarn, run it under hot sudsy water and form a ball. 


Once the planets were dry, I used thread to hang them from an embroidery hoop.


I know my planets aren’t accurately represented as a model solar system but it was still fun to make these little cosmic balls and try to remember the names of all the planets.



This project is linked at the parties listed here and 
 Tip Junkie handmade projects  Tickled Pink at 504 Main