YARN & FIBRE

make a felt kiwi fruit

How To: Needle Felted Fruit – Kiwi

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Emma loves playing with pretend food, so I thought I would add some felted fruit to her collection. She loved when I surprise her with little gifts, what kids doesn’t? Although I’m sure she’d prefer a My Little Pony if she knew they existed. Today I’ll show you how I made this kiwi fruit, and also how to use carding…

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felt ball rattle

How To: Needle Felted Rattle Ball

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It’s been a while since I posted a needle felting project, so I thought I would treat you to something a little bit special. I really love the idea of children playing with toys made from natural materials like wool, it’s really important developmentally to give them a rich sensory experience that plastic toys just don’t offer. This needle felted…

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crochet blythe beret

How to: Crochet Blythe Beret

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve gone a little loopy for making Blythe doll clothes. Had so many failed attempted early on that I lost my Blythe sewing mojo until it was rekindled by an impromptu swap organized via twitter. Anyhoo! I crocheted Perty this beautiful raspberry beret and thought you may like the…

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pom pom christmas wreath

How To: Pom Pom Wreath

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This Pom Pom Wreath is a fun to make alternative to the traditional Christmas wreath. You can make it with materials you may already have laying about the house. Get the kids involved in making the Pom Poms and you’ll have this cheerful Christmas decoration made in no time at all. There are lots of similar versions of this project…

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felted heart garland

How To: Needle Felt Heart Garland

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This is a very easy and pretty project for those new to needle felting. Make as many hearts as you like to decorate with love this festive season. For a beginners guide to needle felting you should check out my previous post: Needle Felting Basics How to make a Needle Felted Heart Garland You will need: Wool roving (assorted colors)…

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add yarn hair to a doll

How To: Yarn Doll Hair

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I thought I’d share my little impromptu project to upgrade Emma’s doll Memma, who was badly in need of a new hairstyle and sadly a little bit neglected. Emma loves Jemima from Play School and I had some dark brown yarn lying about that would be ideally suited to a Jemima hair style. It didn’t take very long at all…

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pom pom maker

How To: Use a Pom Pom Maker

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I picked up this awesome set of Pom Pom makers in Japan at the most amazing department store called Tokyu Hands. Tokyu Hands is my idea of crafty heaven, it has everything a crafty person could ever dream of wanting, and then a million things more. I’ve always wanted one of these little gadgets, because making pom poms the old…

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