In my first year of felting I made two bowls that were nice enough to give as gifts as well as two small clutches I gave to a friend. My favorite item for myself is a red/gray/white alpaca shawl. Fun things were needle felted Santa Faces and wet felted Christmas Trees. Having a tutorial published on the studio was quite a compliment as well as being asked to make gifts like those in the tutorial. I also enjoyed participating in the Quarterly challenges. Now that I am thinking about it I felted a lot more than I thought I had - wall hangings, book covers, scarves, cat balls and ornaments.
The most challenging of all the projects was the wet felt "Ocean Princess Purse" with a "Sea Flower" which I learned lots of techniques creating.......The fun part for me was doing all the beading and stitching on the Sea Flower...I have only used it a couple of times but I plan to take it with me to Florida this Winter.. I used 2 Layers of White Finn Wool and if I would of had enough I would of used 3. And 2 layers of the Fancy Art Batt which a friend created for me..
I would do some things differently the next time I make a purse..
The next 2 projects were lots of fun to make... I decided to make myself a bit bigger size Christmas Post Card Like I Made Cathy.. The new technique I tried was creating the Christmas Tree with a thin layer of blended green needle felted wool and melting a layer of Angelina Fiber to both sides.. Then I used my Big Kick Sizzix Die Cutter Christmas Tree to cut out the fiber sheet I made. The die cutter cut it easily... I was so pleased... I then attached it to the background wool with French Knots metallic balls..and strands of beads.
.I really liked the snowman bead so I added him too. I then made some more "Angelina Fiber Beads" using white and silver Angelina fibers and melted them together.. I love making these beads and I use them all the time in my projects.. I finished off the card by using White Metallic thread to create the snowflakes.
Then I decided to make some Christmas trees... I made a white, red, and green 2 layers Wool fiber sheets and let them dry... I tried using my Sizzix Die Cutter to cut the circle but it would not cut them so I had to cut them the old fashion way.. My 2 DIL requested Christmas Trees for their gifts next year... Big smile.
Love your ocean princess purse Judy, the details are amazing.
I really can't choose a favourite piece from the last year, this will sound cheesy but the last piece I made is always my favourite until I start the next one... Today I am working on a new nuno top so that is flavour of the week right now