Christmas Themed Felted Soap

I so enjoyed making my own soap and needle felting it, I decided to game homemade felted soap for all the females in my family for Christmas. When my sister and cousin came into town to visit, I recruited their help as well. They turned out absolutely adorable!



  
  
  

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Needle Felted Cat

I couple of months ago I decided to needle felt our cat.  Well not actually stick needles in our cat.  I wanted to make a needle felted replica of our cat.  I had made a couple of simple needle felted projects, but I really wanted to try to make an animal.  I had seen gorgeous projects on Etsy and was dying to try my hand at it.  I started with a pipe cleaner frame and just reform added wool fiber until I had the shape and colors I desired.  I loved how this turned out!  The pictures really tell the story.

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Difficulty:  Difficult

Time Required:  6 Movies

Overall Experience:  Excellent

Felted House Slippers

I had been wanting to try a technique where one knits an object using 100% wool then washes it to create felt.  I found an adorable house slipper pattern and decided my friend needed them for her birthday.  I knew that the slippers would shrink during the felting process, but I couldn’t believe how big they were knitting up!  They ended up shrinking down to the perfect size.  Here they are next to a pair of my Toms pre-felting.  Huge, right!?!

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The pattern called for straps to simply be sewn on the toes; however, the stitching was quite obvious.  I used the needle felting techniques I used for my soap and pumpkin to make the seam nearly invisible.

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Lastly, I added vintage-looking buttons.  I love them and need to make some for myself!

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Difficulty:  Easy

Time Required:  3 Movies

Overall Experience:  Good