April 6, 2011

Our Second Give-Away of the Week

How lucky can you possibly get?  Not one  -  but two amazing give-aways in one week.  We're currently partnering with Stumbles and Stitches for a gift certificate to our site (http://www.woolfeltcentral.com/) along with a copy of the Big Little Felt Universe book.  Be sure to check out the Stumbles and Stitches blog for all the details and to register.

Then, head on over to Wee Folk Art for a different give-away that we are partnering up on.

The very talented ladies over at Wee Folk Art have created a stunning wool felt flower bouquet just in time for you to start thinking about spring.  We have our first taste of 70 degree weather here in Nebraska this past weekend.  Just as soon as it came, though, it was gone again with temps back in the 50's, windy and rainy.  That's the best/worst thing about weather in Nebraska.  If you don't like the forecast today, just wait for tomorrow, it may be totally different.

You'll find a tutorial to make a bouquet of your very own.  Best of all -  this one doesn't need to be watered and it won't trigger sniffles and sneezes for all of you that are allergic to pollen.  (I can tell that things are greening up outside, my Claritin is working overtime this week).

I'm always excited to work with Michelle and Kimara from Wee Folk Art.  Their tutorials are so detailed with complete step-by-step pictures.  The help instill confidence that you can really be successful at re-creating their projects.  The atmosphere on their blog makes you feel like you are sitting in their living room sharing tips with a good friend.  You just can't beat that!

Head on over to http://www.weefolkart.com/ for plenty of inspiration and find all the details to register to win the some of our yummy wool felt supplies to make your bouquet.

April 4, 2011

Big Little Felt Universe Give-Away

Wow!  You read that right!  We're partnering up with Stumbles and Stitches to host an amazing give-away.

Angel and Jenny over at Stumbles and Stiches host a crafty conversation about all things creative and handmade.  You're sure to be inspired by their wide range of projects.

We were so excited when Angel contacted us to see if we might be willing to contribute some wool felt to go along the Big Little Felt Universe books from Lark Crafts that they are offering for a give-away on their blog.  We're always thrilled to share our love for wool felt, so of course, we jumped on the band wagon.  There are so many projects to choose from in this book  -  that we didn't even know where to start picking out colors of felt for a give-away.  So . . .. .  The best news of all is that we opted to offer a $25.00 gift certificate to our site instead, so that you can pick out your very own colors for the project of your choice. 

Want the low-down on all the details to enter this double-feature-give-away ?

Head on over to Stumbles and Stitches for all the info and to register to win.

Check out our blog post from a few weeks ago for a preview inside this book.  It's so filled with projects for every theme imaginable.  A great reference for your collection.  If you don't happen to be one of the lucky winners, you can also order your copy of the book from our site along with wool blend felt for all your crafty needs.  (http://www.woolfeltcentral.com/)

April 3, 2011

It's Party Time

My uber -crafty friend Gwen made the cutest little Mario-inspired birthday party decorations. 
She's one of the most creative gals I know, and has one of the most generous hearts of anyone you'll ever meet.

I just had to share them with you.

Don't you just love these mustaches?  What a fun party-favor for the kiddo's to play with and take home as a favor.  (The also make great pirate mustaches  -  I've seen them in action too.)  Gwen cut the mustache shape out of wool felt, machine-stitched around the edges, added a little stuffing, then stitched them the rest of the way closed.  Insert a chop-stick or bamboo skewer to finish.  (Sorry, no pattern available  -  just free hand your best  'stache.)

The pipes are PVC pipes from the plumbing department at your favorite hardware store, spray painted in Mario colors.

Want to see more crafty-inspired goodness from Gwen?

Check out her blog:  http://www.anotherchapterinthebooksfamily.blogspot.com/