Thursday, December 19, 2013

Needle Felted Penguin

A couple of weeks ago I took a needle felting class with a friend at Needlework.  I had never needle felted before and knew very little about it, so I was excited to attend.  I LOVED it!  I actually found it addicting and had a hard time stopping!  There's something to be said about stabbing a needle repeatedly into some wool.  Very therapeutic!

We started by learning how to make a penguin, which was absolutely perfect for me, because Little L still loves penguins.  I made this adorable little penguin ornament, which will be wrapped and placed under the tree for Christmas morning, for Little L to open.

It was surprisingly pretty easy to make, and didn't take much time.  Needle felting is such a forgiving craft.  If things aren't turning out the way you had hoped, you can easily fine tune it.  I also made some little ball ornaments to hang on the tree with the girls initials on them.  I hope to make some garland with lots of little colourful felted balls for next Christmas.

While at Needlework, I couldn't help myself from buying this adorably sweet bunny fabric!  It's designed by Penguin & Fish, a new find for me.  Check out her blog, too, for some great craft ideas, including lots of embroidery stuff.  I was sold on the name of her business alone!

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