November 16, 2007

Felt Frenzy

Maybe it's the time of year but I'm overcome with felt fever. Everywhere I turn I see delicious things made out of felt and I want to play & create some too. I'm so inspired by pieces like these items pictured above and below from Anthropologie, as well as the other places below. They inspire me to want to sit and play with felt and thread and create whimsy. I imagine I could get lost for hours in all that fuzz. As I make my Christmas shopping list for Sweet Hubby, I'm wondering if there are any good books out there on creating whimsical, crafty, cottagey things out of felt. I'm also wondering where you buy the good felt and not that stuff that sells for a quarter at the craft store. Please help my inner child's dreams come true and point me in the right direction. Felt coasters from Martha

Felt stockings from Martha
These wonderful trees from the ohso talented Charlotte Lyons



36 comments:

  1. I've also wondered that about the felt...all I see are those little rectangles 5 for $1.00 or the big rolls in the fabric departments...
    Post it when you find out :)

    Also, I love those ornaments from Anthropologie, I was just eyeing those earlier today.

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  2. I love all those pic-sp whimsical and inspiring! I sent your swap package yesterday - you should get it soon!! Enjoy!

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  3. Magic Cabin & A Child's Dream are both really great sources...love working with felt! :)

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  4. I'm wondering the same thing! I just bought some from a coop from United Notions, I think it was National Felt or something that they carry. I can't wait to see how it is in person. I lucked out when hubby and I went to Gatlinburg and found fat quarters of it for $1.75 a piece, but now I'm kicking myself I didn't buy more of course. On googling, I did find this: http://www.achildsdream.com/handwork_supplies
    /felting_crafts/holland_wool_felt.htm

    and this:
    http://www.fabricexpressions.com/cgi-bin/Store/
    store.cgi?product=Wool_and_Wool_Felt&productid=feltassortblue&mult=Blues

    Happy searching lol.

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  5. Jen, you can by felted wool at Quilts Plus......it's not cheap, but worth the price if you want real wool(hand dyed).
    OR you can make your own felted wool with 100% wool fabric
    Sue

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  6. That's supposed to be buy.....

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  7. I LOVE the felt stockings...did you make those? VERY cute! I'm no expert in fabric...I have no clue about where to buy good felt. Good luck! Someone out there in blogland will have some suggestions, I'm sure.

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  8. oh girl..i am with you..i am making some damask stockings and i am def doing the tops out of felt..i bought just plain brown but then today at Hobby Lobby i noticed they have a brown embossed that looks like tooled leather,,,but it is FELT and they also have LEOPARD felt (and polka dot)..love it! love your pictures and post yesterday too!

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  9. oh Don't you love Charlotte..I love everything she makes...I bet she would know where to get that great felt. Did you see her cute felt items in this Month Home Companioin? do die for...I also love that li'l house by Anthropologie.....love that blue..

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  10. http://www.amazon.com/Felt-Wee-Folk-Enchanting-Projects/dp/1571201939/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195308497&sr=8-1

    I have this book and have made some adorable teeny people!!
    There are several suppliers listed in the back of the book.

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  11. Hi! Just found you! I love your blog. Felt always seems to feel fun and whimsical. Love the ornaments.

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  12. I have been feeling the same way lately with all the beautiful felt projects I have been seeing and I have just recently found all the Japanese books that are so popular with everyone. If you have a Joanns fabric store around your area I saw some wool felt there it was around 7 dollars a yard (I think) but they didn't have many colors.

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  13. I never play with felt. Thanks for thest fantastic ideas! LOVE THEM!

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  14. I was just stopping by your blog and wanted to say hi! I love all of your items pictured! Very cute!!

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  15. You could always make your own felted wool...There are some great books out there with instructions.

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  16. All of it is so cute!
    Thanks for sharing your felt.
    Rosemary

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  17. Hi Jen,
    It's eerie how similar our likes are. I love felted items, too. There is such a childlike charm to them...
    You've just inspired me to send you a felted little something I found the other day...Would you mind sending me your address again??

    Linda xox

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  18. Felt is so lovely. Thanks for sharing all these sweet photos! I love the whimsy of felt. Just came over via Linda's blog (Restyled Home) and love your blog. I will be back. Photos of you are adorable! What a pretty girl and great writer too!!

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  19. jennifer PaganellliNovember 18, 2007 7:19 AM

    right there with you Jen I love the felt....lovelovelove felt..love your blog too!! Blessings, Jennifer

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  20. Gotta love that bunny peeking out!!!

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  21. Wow, thanks for putting my work in such stellar company. I'm so flattered. Martha has good sources for felt (check her site) and I also think that Magic Cabin is a place to look. I use felt from Marcus Brothers which is available in many quality fabric stores. Love their small piece bundles. And you can always make your own, my all-time favorite! Old wool clothes and sweaters, in the hot wash, then dryer. Easy to do- always fun! xoC

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  22. Hello, I've just found your lovely blog.

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  23. Beautiful! Don't you just love Anthropologie?! Wish we had one here. I visit the ones in Atlanta as often as I can.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  24. Cute! I know what you mean about being bit with the felting bug! I've found that felt with a high percentage of wool is your best bet (80-100%). It's more expensive, but I think it's worth it. You can get it by the yard at Jo-Ann's or through specialty stores. Can't wait to see what you make!
    ~Angela :-)

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  25. Love all those felt treats. I have been looing for different ideas for Christmas this year. thanks for the inspiration.

    Bristol

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  26. What cute felt inspirations! I have huge respect for anyone who has the patience to deal with all that feltwork...I don't think I could do it, but I sure admire the results! Sharon (ii) from the blog Serendipity also makes felt creations. Happy Turkey Day!

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  27. Hi, I am with you on wanting to create with felt.... this year I also want to make some of my own tree decorations, mittens or hearts.I went looking for felt today and couldnt find any! Thank you for the inspiration.... It would be lovley to see the things you create, I am hoping to get to grips with my own soon.....

    Priscilla x

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  28. I too love felted items. Everything you posted is so cute! I've also seen little felted pointy hats to sit on top of eggs in coddlers. So cute.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  29. Jen,
    So fun to read your blog and thanks so much for posting pictures of yourself. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

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  30. Oh, I want to play with felt, too. I am going to have to start it for next year, tho...too busy to start now.
    Thanks for sharing all these great pictures.
    bj

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  31. Jen great things! Are you going to give one of those fab projects a try? By the way love your beautiful pictures of you. I have finally posted a pic of me from the scrapbook expo. Very nice to meet you! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  32. We're getting into the felt at our house this year too.

    Love those ornaments!

    Kate

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  33. Love all the wonderful little finds. What great projects. Nice browsing.

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  34. Hi Jen, I just found your blog, I also did a little Christmas creating with felt this weekend! It becomes very addicting once you start! check out how easy it is to create cute ornaments on my blog. by the way I love that house made in felt!

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  35. I too am a felt fanatic! Great source links!!

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