Saturday, February 26, 2011


I have finished a few felt ball garlands! I just listed them in my Esty shop :) I totally love them. The two garlands that have the smaller sized balls were all felted my myself by hand. The balls used for the larger garland were assembled my me and then I did the washing machine method to felt them. What do you guys think??

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Evening Felt Fun

I used a different felting technique with my felted balls this evening. Instead of using a lot of my merino roving on the balls, I found some old wool yarn scarps and rolled them into mini skeins. After I made all the yarn balls I covered them with a thin layer of wool roving and put them into a stocking. I sectioned off each ball and then tossed them into the washing machine with a pair of pants (for agitation) on a hot/cold wash.

After a little while I got the stockings out of the wash and let them tumble in the dryer for a few minutes for a little more agitation and drying. I cut off each of the ties and took out my LOVELY felted balls! This is for sure my new preferred method. Because, honestly, rolling all those felt balls by hand really hurts after a while!

Felt Ball Love

I have been spending a little too much time these days (Not enough time, actually!!!! I could do it all day) sitting on the living room floor making felted balls :) I have been having some great ideas and finding some wonderful inspiration that have been getting my creative juices flowing! I can't keep up with all of my ideas, which is a really incredible feeling! So anyway, here are some photos and ideas that have been inspiring me lately :)

These felt ball trivets from The Purl Bee are to die for. These are for sure next on my list!

 I have been making some Easter color inspired felt ball garlands much like this one. I have 2 almost finished and will be taking photos soon! They are so dreamy!

Check out this amazing necklace that I found on Etsy. All this artist's items are so yummy and inspiring!

Oh the possibilities are endless! What would you like to see made with felt balls?! My dream is to make a huge area rug made out of only felt balls! That would be fantastic.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Gig

My vintage Pyrex got a new gig tonight..... earring modeling :)

Not too shabby, eh?

Mate Obsession!

While living in Germany I became an avid drinker of Mate :) (I guess over here in the states they call it Yerba Mate). I would drink it AT LEAST once a day! I would brew a big pot of it in the evenings and bottle it up and put it in the fridge to bring cold to language school everyday. Our friends from Paraguay would always have it around and drink it out of their gourd, which was pretty dang awesome :) While I dont have a cool gourd to drink it out of (although, I would LOVE one) I found some Mate yesterday, finally!!!!

I enjoyed mine this morning with a bit of milk and some Agave nectar.... bliss! Go try some for yourself!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Heart Felt Update!

Wow, what a week! In the last week and a half I have sold almost HALF of my inventory! This morning I finished 3 more phone cozies (I went from 8 cozies to 2 in a week!) and will have them up tomorrow hopefully, but maybe not until Thursday. I also finished 5 new flowers today! 4 of the flowers feature vintage buttons in the center, super cute! Go check em' out on in the shop!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

TOMORROW is the Big Day!!!!

Here is what you can look forward to.....

The brand new Heart Felt etsy shop will be opening tomorrow morning at 10:00 am Illinois time :) Be sure to check it out!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

What I'm Diggin'

I guess I should just make this a Monday thing. This is going to be short and sweet-

First of all, both Ryan and I have been crazy obsessed with The Civil Wars... ever heard of them?? You should be obsessed too!

This tea cup and saucer is soooo  amazing! Hand painted!!

This felted bag is so dreamy!!!

And oh dear goodness, check out these fisherman pants... Me likey!!

Now, I've gotta get seriously busy because..... I sold THIRTEEN things yesterday!!!! My in laws had a party and I guess all those ladies were desperate to be occupied with anything other than the game :) I also learned how to crochet! Pretty good Super Bowl for me, what about you???

Saturday, February 5, 2011

We have Scarves Too!

This morning I had to enlist the help of the Hubs to take some pics of me and my scarves to put up on my Etsy shop.

Being a model is soooo awkward!!!!

Happy weekend! You can be looking forward to a new "What I'm Diggin'" post tomorrow!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Floral Love

I know personally, after all of these snow storms the last few days.... I am SO ready for spring! I cannot wait to look outside and see the sun shining and flowers blooming! So for now I'll just have to settle for wearing lovely little felted flowers all over my clothes and hair :) It helps though! Gives me a little glimmer of what's to come. You can have a felted flower of your own!! In just a week (Saturday Feb, 12) will be the big grand opening of my Heart Felt store!!! I'm pretty excited, and I hope you are as well!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sneaky Peeky...

Take a look at my Etsy shop! I will be keeping my shop on Vacation Mode until it's all totally ready to be opened. I'm think opening day will be Valentines Day!!!! Woohoo! Since I took this screen shot, I have loaded 9 more items into my shop, and there are plenty more to come!!!