Making

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I love to make things. I don’t like to do production work, but I love to make a few things to give to friends. That is what I did last night. I followed the directions for Jamie Fingal’s Felted Flower Pincushions. She uses rectangle tins, but I am a devotee of Trader Joe’s dark chocolate triangles that come in round tins. I have been saving the tins to do something like this.

First, I lightly sanded the tins.

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I used Washi tape to cover the sides. I love this tape with the scissors.

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Here are some more photos of the ones I gave to my friends in STASH today at our Christmas lunch.

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I used wool felt that I purchased at JoAnn’s. I threw in a hot wash and the dryer and it crinkles up nicely.

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I then cut one inch strips which I rolled together and stitched with a long needle and perle cotton.

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I am excited because tomorrow I am going to look at a possible studio that I can move into the first week in January!!

I finished sorting and ironing the Japanese fabrics today. I think I will be listing my fabrics for sale over the week-end or early next week.

Thanks for checking in!

3 Responses to “Making”

  1. Jeannie says:

    Your felted flowers are pretty. I now need to add to the Trader Joe’s shopping list. We only get there 2-3 times a year, so the list is growing by leaps and bounds. :) I hope the studio is exactly what you want. Happy Weekend!

  2. Connie Rose says:

    These are fabulous! Hope the studio possibility is to your liking. Have a great weekend. xo

  3. Kari graves says:

    Exciting news ! I want to come visit