Archive for 'Craft felt'
My daughters love to decorate for the holidays and Valentine’s Day is no different. My mom showed me how to weave paper heart baskets years ago, and I’ve been wanting to weave some out of felt ever since. Yesterday I pulled out my stash of craft felt and got to work. Here’s what you need [...]
Halloween is coming up, so I whipped up some easy superhero masks to add to our costume stash. The fun thing about these masks is that many kids like to pretend they’re superheros all year round. So, you can get quite a bit of millage out of these which is an added bonus. Read on [...]
The latest issue of Petite Purls is up and ready to inspire you. My daughters and I collaborated on the Sew Petite feature, a beginning stitching project for you to try with the budding crafters in your life. Ameila, 4, stitched the flower in the hoop above. Abby, 6, decided to go her own way [...]
Happy Spring, everyone! It’s snowing here in West Michigan. And waking up to a blanket of white was a crushing blow after we were spoiled by nearly a week of sunny, spring weather. Ah, well, those of us who live in Michigan are used to this kind of teasing by Mother Nature. We often complain [...]
There’s something very satisfying about stitching with beads. I love the meticulous work of embellishing one little bead at time. And while many of my bead projects take considerable time, these little heart pins are small enough to whip up in one sitting. Read on to find out how to make some of your own. Supplies: Craft [...]
Shhh. Don’t tell my little Amelia, but I’ve been stitching up a storm for her birthday. I have a million things to finish before the big day, but I feel compelled to stop stitching for a bit to tell you about the inspiration for this project from “Hand-Stitched Felt: 25 Whimsical Sewing Projects” by Kata [...]
On this week’s “Take Five & Company” craft TV segment I demonstrated how to make the Sofie Leaf Tutorial I designed for the current issue of Petite Purls. Download the instructions and give it a whirl with your kids.
As I mentioned in May, J Schwanke, uBloom CEO and JTV host, invited me to be a guest on his web-based flower show and I agreed. J and I are regulars guests on “Take Five & Company” a weekday morning show on WZZM Channel 13 here in Grand Rapids. He’s the flower expert and I [...]
Okay, folks, it’s time to share your favorite felt craft project. Post below about what you make out of craft felt. (Links welcome!) If you haven’t made anything out of felt but want to, tell us about your plans and feel free to include the link to that tutorial you want to try. Post your [...]
I’m working on a felt CraftSanity banner to decorate my “free” booth at the Fulton Street Artisans Market this Sunday in Grand Rapids. As you can see I have a bit of work to do. If you’re local, I hope you can stop by and say hello. I’ll be passing out goodies including free project [...]
I love felt. There I said it. I’m planning to make some more stuffed banners out of the colors above. How about you? What do you like to make out of felt? Check out this Flickr pool for some inspiration for your next felt project. Check back Tuesday for a Betz White contest announcement.
Abby Rose, the V.P. of Fun, here at CraftSanity is turning 5 next week, so we’re crafting up a storm to get ready. During today’s “Take Five & Company” craft segment (WZZM Channel 13 in Grand Rapids), I showed a couple birthday projects I’ve been working on. I’m still working on the birthday banner, so [...]