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Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Natural World of Needle Felting -- a Crafty Weekends Review & LInk Party

Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Quarto Books USA. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

This week I picked up my needle felting tools and checked out The Natural World of Needle Felting by Fi Oberon and photographs by Brent Darby. Hazel pulled out a Klutz needle felting kit so she could needle felt with me. So we spent the day needle felting together.


https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781910254585/The-Natural-World-of-Needle-Felting.html?direct=1
This book has adorable projects with various ranges. It also has a wonderful explanation about the supplies and methods of felting. It is probably the best explanation/introduction of felting I have ever read. My only comment is that all of its projects use something called prefelt which I have never heard of and did not know where to find it. But reading a bit about it I realized I could make my own.

I had Hazel go through the book and chose a project for me to try. She wanted all of them!! I told her I would start with one of the ones that was a one dot (for easiest). She chose the rabbit. 

Mine is not quite as cute as the one in the book, but Hazel liked him. I was surprised at how big the book had me make him. She also made a rabbit with her kit. 

I promised her I would pictures of both rabbits on here. 
She did most of it by herself so I have to say I am pretty impressed. Her skill has gotten much better. She really enjoyed it as well.Overall I love the projects in this book and can honestly recommend it highly to you.




Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! It was another fun, large party. Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week the features are in three groups: Fall Crafts, Fun Crafts, and Every Day Crafts. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Fall Craft Features


1) From Nap Time Creations: Fall Felt Playmat
2) From Hunt and Host: DIY Chalkboard Placemat

3) From The Kittchen: Gold and White Thanksgiving Tablescape

4) From Growing Up Gabel: Sugar Cone Cornucopia

5) From Home Cooking Memories: Easy DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Tutorial

Fun Craft Features



1) From Sweet Pea: Woodland Elf Christmas Ornament
2) From Joy Jonne: Pink Lion
3) From Creative of Rainy: Quilled Paper Earrings

4) From Wesens-Art: Applying Vinyl onto Glass Globes

5) From  Refresh Living: Vintage Doily Ombre Bowls

Every Day Craft Features


1) From The Mandatory Mooch: Owl Party Favors
2) From Pink Peppermint Designs: DIY Washi Tape Feathers

3) From The Scrap Shoppe: Framed Floral Map

4) From Chatfield Court: Easy and Inexpensive Lamp Makeover

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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