Hand knitted felt placemat. I knitted this with genuine real wool yarn, then machine washed in hot water, which felted the wool. Be sure to do a test piece first if you are unsure if your yarn is feltable. Any pure wool should felt. Check the washing instructions and if it says hand wash only in cold water, chances are it will felt in hot water. Panda make a range of special felt able yarns. It pays to get yarns from the same lot number if possible.
I’VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF INSPIRATION FROM PINTEREST RECENTLY SO I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD POST SOME OF THE COOL PINS THAT HAVE INSPIRED ME. THESE IDEAS ARE GREAT AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COLOURFUL AND FUN.
THIS SKELETON IS SO CLEVER. IT LOOKS LIKE THE INTESTINES ARE MADE FROM FELTABLE KNITTING YARN.
THIS CLEVER YARN BOMBING TECHNIQUE LOOKS LIKE PINS AND STRING ON A MAP, I REALLY WANT TO TRY DOING THIS MYSELF, IT MIGHT LOOK NICE ON MY GARDEN FENCE.
THESE CLEVER YARN STORAGE IDEAS ARE GREAT. I THINK THE BOTTOM ONE IS A LOO ROLE HOLDER, I THINK MY CAT WOULD HAVE FUN UNROLLING THIS.
THIS LITTLE FLUFFY BUNNY FAMILY LIVES IN MY KITCHEN. THEY EAT CARROTS FOR BREAKFAST, GRASS FOR LUNCH & SPAGHETTI FOR TEA.I MADE THIS LITTLE BUNNY WITH A VERY RICKETY SEWING MACHINE & I MADE THE PATTERN MYSELF WITH SOME SKETCHING PAPER & A GRAPHITE PENCIL.I USED SOME LOVELY FAUX FUR FROM MY LOCAL CRAFT SHOP. I HAND STITCHED THE EYES WITH FELT & A NEEDLE & THREAD.THIS LITTLE BUNNY WAS HAND STITCHED IN FELT. I DREW THE PICTURE OF THE RABBIT ON THE FELT WITH CHALK THEN JUST CUT OUT THE BUNNY & STITCHED IT TOGETHER.
I spotted this great yarn bomb tree cosie when I was taking a stroll through Port Adelaide. The vintage buttons look fantastic with the bright yarn and textured tree bark. I also picked up some great vintage crochet blankets from Port Adelaide Vinnies thrift store and they look great in my house as wall hangings and throw rugs.
I love crafting on my holidays because I find it so relaxing. I sewed this little felt toy while I was on a family holiday at christmas. The buttons make great eyes although they are probably not safe for children under three but since I’m in my thirties I think I can manage not to swallow the buttons.
These crochet mellon’s were made by my friend sarah-jane cook. The mellon pieces are 3D & filled with poly toy stuffing they are fun & safe for children & adults to play with or chew on.
I made this giant strawberry myself. It is hand stitched from coloured felt & filled with poly toy stuffing. the eyes are childproof plastic eyes, so this is safe for kids & grownups. This decorative toy is really easy to make & you don’t really need a pattern.
My house really needed some brightening up & I felt like doing some craft, so I decided to start by yarn bombing the front door.
I crafted this felt softie doll as a little mascot for my house & sewed her to the front door. I knitted strips of coloured yarn & wove them through the grid on the security door to give it a friendly look.
I yarn bombed this pole at the front of my house. The pole is sheathed in a fluorescent knit & adorned with blue crochet bobbles.
I’m intending to completely cover these poles with knitting over the next few weeks.
This is just the basic yarn bombed front door from before I added my felt toy mascot.
This is what the finished door looks like from the inside. I like how the light picks up the colour in the knitting.