We have a winner for the cute little clutch from La Alicia’s shop!
Commenter #2, Cynthia, won the cute clutch! Yay!
Now, Felted Poinsettia Brooch Tutorial…
I have this amazingly talented friend who lives up in the “Arctic“. I call it “Arctic” because when it snows in the winter – actually, I think it already snowed up there before Thanksgiving – it S…N…O…W…S… boat loads!
Not like this gentle falling snow flakes you see on the screen but like a dump truck is unloading them all at once and its stuck on ‘unload’ setting…..for days. And the average temperature in the winter is in the negative territory. I heard that when you pee, it comes out as icicles. Ok, so maybe it doesn’t really, but it gets blidningly cold up where she lives.
So, it’s no surprise that felting wool sweaters is in her crafting repertoire, among many of her amazing talents. And boy, can the woman felt wool! See this gorgeous white poinsettia? (Yes, there is an ‘i’ between the ‘t’ and the ‘a’!) This gorgeous brooch is just one of her many examples of beautiful wool felted goodies she cranks out with her eyes closed.
And for Day 5 of “Green Christmas Crafting” series, she shares her White Poinsettia Brooch Tutorial with us.
Obviously, you can use red felt instead of white but use wool felt to get this soft, luxurious look. Don’t use synthetic felt or even eco-felt. It just doesn’t compare to this all natural wool felt. Now, if you are a vegan and don’t want to use natural wool, then, I suppose you can try to use eco-felt but I just wanted to tell you that the soft fluffiness is so much better with natural wool. And if it’s thrifted, then, it’s already served its purpose in its prior life, so, at least, you are repurposing it.
So, run over to lil fish studios and see how you can make them for Christmas…for your mom, sisters, Aunt Edith, oh hell, for yourself!