Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Even though I can't knit and can barely crochet, I love all yarn and I was really hoping to find some wool roving because after all, they are a weaving shop as well!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Winnie is from Hong Kong but now lives in Canada. She is very versatile, I think she could probably felt anything! She can do whimsical and realistic and they all look fabulous. She let me choose which photos to share and I had a hard time deciding! You can see much more in the photo stream on her Facebook page, go check it out!
So without further ado, here is the little interview, I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
I've been felting for 4 years. I first saw the craft when I traveled to the Baltic, bought some felted souvenirs in Finland and Estonia. They have flower brooches, felted balls for ear rings and necklaces, wet felted hats and slippers... I fell in love with these soft, fluffy crafts. It was the second time I saw this craft in Japan, oh my! The Japanese creations are so cute, kawaii! They have cartoon characters, animals and cakes. This time I decided to learn needle felting.
What is your favorite thing about needle felting?
I think needle felting gives me a lot of freedom, there's almost no limitation to what I can create. For example, unlike using fabric, where you choose the design and pattern, you can create your own pattern. That's why I always needle felt my doll's clothes.
My favorite is food. I love a challenge, that's why I try everything I can think of.
Whats your favorite piece you have done and do you have a picture?
I don't know which one is my favorite piece, I think I'm a perfectionist, that's why every time when I finished a piece, that piece will be my favorite, but after a while, I like to re-do my old one to perfection.
Since Winnie couldn't choose a favorite, I did! I think my favorite is this new fairy and all of her insect friends, it's so adorable! I love her expression and the attention to detail.
How long have you been selling on etsy?
I've been selling in Etsy since Jan 2014, so is more than 2 years.
What is the link to your shop?
Thanks for reading along, happy felting everyone!
Monday, February 15, 2016
I love to do these cute little Kawaii animals because it's fun to start AND finish a project in one evening. I like instant gratification! It keeps you motivated, too! I gave him a really long whimsical tail that wraps around him. I'm actually not that happy with him, but the kids love him so that's all that counts. I think it's cute how much my kids get excited over my needle felting projects, they are great for the ego :)
Sunday, February 14, 2016
When I looked at the cup, I got the idea to needle felt a cute latte with lots of whipped cream on top. Then I had to make a matching donut to go with it!
Friday, February 5, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
|We should have brought our fishing poles!|
|Some snapshots of her lovely farm!|
|Such cute animals!|
Next she showed me her crafting room which was amazing and had the best southern-facing window to let in some incredible light! Her room was full of wool, tucked here and there, and tons of really nice projects that she had felted.
Possibly my favorite part about the day was that she took pictures of Sunny, my toy poodle who had come along, and then printed them out in three different versions (normal, under-exposed and over-exposed) for me so I could see all the variations in color and where the lines were. Then she looked through all of her beautiful wool and chose colors that matched him perfectly and gave it to me to take home! Now I can needle felt a portrait of Sunny!
|This smells so good!|
|A Make-Your-Own-Sunny Kit!|