Monday, January 24, 2011

Needle Felting: Try Number One

Over the summer, my parents were in Connecticut for a visit and we found this amazing little quilt shop (it is my Mom's special talent to find quilt shops wherever she goes!).  While there, I decided to pick up something new to try in the world of crafts: a Woolpets needle felting kit.  The kit is for an adorable and small blue bird...well, mine turned out closer to the size of a blue jay!!

Still, I don't think it is too bad for a first try.  I really enjoyed it and only ended up pricking myself with the needle twice!  I think I'll give it another go around in the future (after getting some more wool roving).

After needle felting this little guy (okay, big guy), I needed a snack.  So, I decided to try making some home-made sweet potato fries with maple sugar mayonase for dipping.  They were not as crispy as I would have liked, so I guess I will just have to try making these again too!

What new craft were you a little nervous and hessitant to try? 


  1. I was really hesitant about making clothing - it seemed so complicated and scary! But one day I just decided to challenge myself to make a dress, and I did! It was only a little scary, and it will get less scary as I practice more.

  2. Well, you did a great job Carole Ann! I tried again last night and made a little bear...which again ended up about three times the size it was supposed to be, but it was much more fun the second time around!

  3. Regarding the sweet potato fries, have you ever tried a taco seasoning packet with them. Even Uncle Larry and John liked them that way.