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Felt fun for the whole year!
on April 6, 2012
I reviewed Fa la la la Felt previously and I really enjoyed the fresh, fun felt Christmas projects. That book was so successful, that Lark Crafts has now released a book filled with felt projects for the whole year. That was a real treat for me, since I think felt is an ideal crafting material to create simple and adorable projects with. My children and I have a great time making all kinds of felt creations, especially for the holidays. Thirteen talented craft bloggers have contributed more than forty projects to Heart-Felt Holidays which encompass a whole year of ideas. All the working with felt basics are included, and if you are the adventurous type, there's even instructions on how to make your own felt using clothes made from wool.
It's so much fun just to look at all of the bright and colorful suggestions, some of which require no sewing at all. The vividly colored concentric circles that spell Happy Birthday have a space to insert a toothpick so they can be easily displayed on the top of a cake or cupcakes. My son was very excited to see the Pirate set, with an eye patch and parrot, which would be perfect for a Halloween costume! And there's the cutest little mice I've ever seen, all dressed up for a Hanukkah celebration. Using embroidery hoops encircled in dotted ribbon to attach felt umbrellas to is an ingenious way to make a decorative piece with very little effort or expense. I can't wait to make the red, white and blue rockets for the 4th of July, very fun! Also, if you'd like to make the adorable bunny on the front cover of Heart-Felt Holidays, Lark Crafts has the pattern and instructions on their website.