Posts, like days, are best started with a cat . This is a very rare picture, my cat not in motion . Cats see "spirits'" and I always wonder who is there when I see a cat go into the trance stare .
Remember when you made your first snowflake ? Took a piece of paper and folded it into several smaller squares and then cut out little notches . It was always a surprise when you opened it up . Well, that is what I tried with this bit of green prefelt . It wasn't Quite as easy as a nice flat piece of paper as the prefelt is quit fluffy when it's folded but it did give an interesting pattern when opened . I just looked it up....isn't the internet wonderful! I have to leave for work but am leaving a link for you and me to peruse tomorrow......
This is my first attempt to make some very thick boxs of felt . Basic box shape but I didn't have the patience to make a template and this will certainly be a very free form box .
This is the inside of the box and I plan on sewing the edges together to for the box shape but may try some needle felting before I sew it to strengthen and then hope to embellish the sewn edges with some fur, leather and beads .
I just pinned it quickly to get an idea of the final look .
These particular boxs are very thick with about 5 layers of thin roving and they would fit CD/DVD's , random treasure or be a good catch all when emptying your pockets at the end of the day .
Above and below are the back and front of a lap top sleeve . Again, the shape is far from uniform and I plan on leaving the edges as is and just sewing straight sides up the sides . I haven't really decided what to sew with though I would really like to use some interesting hand spun yarn and then reinforce with thicker carpet thread . Why sew when you can just use an insert and have the edges felted ? Mostly because I'm still afraid to try a resist, but I also think the wavey edges look kind of cool .
Although I know some people find all my crazy colors abit "too interesting" , I really like how you can create scarves with two different colored sides and decide which color you want on the out side that day .
I think it appeals to the cheap-skate (what is the origin of cheap skate?) in me...two scarves for the price of one .
Happy felting in the new year !