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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Felting with Crafty Felt Products -- A Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent this product to review free of charge. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.

Recently I heard from My Crafty Felt to see if I would review her wool roving or needle felt kits here and I agreed. She recently opened her Esty store and is selling a very high quality wool. She is in Europe but ships worldwide. I know here in the United States I often have trouble finding good needle felting supplies so I am very excited about this. After looking at her selection I asked to be sent the Nudes with one change. Instead of the Black Coffee I wanted Soft Blanket because I knew I wanted to try to replicate an ornament I saw at Target. I wanted the Nudes because I am always looking for good skin tones to make people and currently Hazel wants fairies!! We are getting ready for her fun fairy tea party for her birthday party. So my first crafts were fairies.


Upon opening the bag I realized this was the softest wool I have ever felt. Now usually wool makes me itchy just to touch and this wool I loved touching!! Hazel also commented on how soft it was. She wanted to get her needle felting out and make another animal, but she kept getting bored. First I made her a holly fairy.
Hazel wanted her to have a wand, so I made a star and used a bit of glue to attach it to a toothpick and then needle felted the hand around the bottom of the toothpick. Next Hazel wanted a fairy like her.

I tried drawing on a face on this one with paint markers since my needle felted faces are never that good. Our next fairy I made with one of Hazel's best friend's in mind. She is black and her favorite color is purple.

I figured it would be nice to have multicultural fairies decorating Hazel's party to make everyone feel welcome.

I'm rather happy with them and Hazel has already been playing with them. I also made a little angel with the white and cream colors.

Now for my replication of the pink penguin ornament we saw at Target. When I picked up the ornament I could tell it had something inside and it looked like the basic shape is a bowling pin. I bought a mini bowling set at Dollar Tree for my project. I decided since I was using a plastic bowling pin I would wet felt it. So I made some bowls of warm soapy water. Hazel wanted to try wet felting too. I covered the bowling pin in the Soft Blanket wool. I am still waiting for it to dry, but lined up some of the touches I will add to it. I still need to needle felt the wings and realized the white should go up to the face.

I'll have to post a picture when it is done. Stay tuned!!

I have to say if you do any felting crafts you should check out My Crafty Felt. The quality of product is amazing. The prices are reasonable and the shipping is quick.



Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! It was another fun party. Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! If you are looking for gift wrapping ideas and more be sure to go back and check some of the other great ideas shared! This week the features are in two groups: Non-Christmas Crafts and Christmas Crafts. Also with Christmas being next Sunday, this will be a two week party, so be sure to come back after your holiday celebrations and share your latest creations again!!

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 (I'm hosting it this month). We also have a Virtual Holiday Cookie/Treat Swap going on. Stop by to share your favorite cultural treat recipe!!

http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2016/12/holiday-cookietreat-swap-around-world.html

Non-Christmas Craft Features


3) From Mom Explores Southwest Florida: Taco Craft for Toddlers

4) From Sweet Pea: DIY Mitten Art with Buttons

Christmas Crafts


1) From Growing Up Gabel: Easy and Cute Hot Cocoa Christmas Ornament

2) From Busy Being Jennifer: French Knot Stag Head Pillow

3) From Wife in Progress: Easy 15 Minute Snowy Christmas Trees

4) From Garden Matter: Pine Cone Christmas Tree for Your Holiday Home

5) From Purple Hues and Me: DIY The Cutest Owl Ornament

6) From Flamingo Toes:  Embroidered Cork Gingerbread Ornaments


7) From Pink Peppermint Design: German Glass Glitter DIY Monogram Ornament

8) From Oh My! Creative: Rudolph Ornament Craft

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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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!