I am in felt heaven. Thanks to Lupin Handmade! I have learned so much from her tutorials, and from other artists online who have shared how to create hand stitches. In one evening, I learned how to tie off a knot easily, do a whip stitch, do a blanket stitch, and do a running stitch. I have adored felt for a very long time, but never had time to delve. Well last night I delved and this is what I have to show for it thus far….
I drew my own flower template but learned completely how to create this lovely little flower (which will become a hair clip to put into loot bags for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party) from Lupin Handmade’s wonderful tutorial which you can find here. I am really trying to find inexpensive, eco friendly, creative, no junk things to put in the loot bags, and I think the little girls will adore these!
For the owl brooch I used the template designed by Lupin Handmade as well as the full tutorial which you can find here. As you can see, my whip stitch can use some practice, but not bad for a first go methinks! My daughter loves this owl, (shown here pinned to her coat) which really made my heart melt. And my husband said, “You made that?!,” (I had to point out my mistakes because he didn’t notice them) which made me feel like I did a very good job. I am also working on a Merry Christmas bunting, (which is what the green felt triangles are for) and a Happy Birthday bunting. Lupin Handmade’s tutorial for felt bunting is here. As well, I am going to attempt to design my own animal and martian masks for the kids at my daughter’s birthday party, which definitely will be inspired by Lupin Handmade. Thanks Lupin Handmade, you are very inspiring! Man, you’d think this post was sponsored or something. It’s not!
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