June 29, 2009

A Little Inspiration . . .

One of the best parts of owning Prairie Point Junction is all the opportunities to meet fantastic people that are using wool felt in extraordinary ways.

Here's a little inspiration to get you started thinking about using wool felt for flowers. Amber North is one of those super talented gals that I happened to "meet" through our website. I asked Amber to share a little info about herself and her creative projects:

1. What lead you to start creating with wool felt?

I first started making felt play food for my daughter who was 4 at the time. She was my muse but as she got older and my skills became more refined, I began to create "plushies" and appliques with embroidery. I enjoy teaching my children about our natural world and we spend loads of time outside collecting and inspecting bugs, their favorite being the "Roly Poly" bug or "Pill Bug"....which led to the creation of "Charles Chuggypeg".


2. What other types of creative projects do you enjoy?

I also enjoy making fabric and felt flowers (http://www.rebloom.etsy.com/) . My grandmother was a floral designer who was my inspiration for these "Reblooms". They are even more special if they are made with a piece of fabric that one is sentimentally attached, like a child's favorite outfit that has been outgrown.

3. Where can fans find your work online?


I have 2 Etsy shops online: http://www.rolypolyplanet.etsy.com/ and http://www.rebloom.etsy.com/

Thank you for your interest in my creations and I hope you have a great day!


Sincerely, Amber North
Thanks for sharing your work with us, Amber.
Hope you've inspired everyone to try their hand at our little wool felt flower challenge.