Guys, I think felt might be my new favorite medium.
A few years ago, I thought it was home decor fabric for bags. I never went through with listing them on Etsy because fellow sellers were listing retail at $150+ and I just didn't feel like I would sell anything at that level!
But my love of cross-stich has grown into an interest in hand-sewing. Embroidery has never appealed to me greatly - how can you create such perfect stitches without a grid?
I've stepped away from cross-stitch lately because I feel like the final product has limited if any final product opportunity. Small cross-stitch ornaments could sell on Etsy, right? But while in college, my keeping-my-hands-busy hobby was samplers, and I stitched some beautiful samplers, let me tell you. Including the Lords Prayer, a Giving Thanks sampler, and a few others.
But, guys, felt! Felt can be super soft (or not! see Amazon...) but can be uesd to create some really adorable things. It has zero drape, but is supportive on its own, compared to cotton. Felt drew me in with quiet books (posts here) and related pins on Pinterest soon drew me in.
Moral of the story, I'm so excited to announce my Etsy shop has resurfaced with adorable felt keychains and scrumptious felt desserts. Why would you need felt desserts? Well, have you ever attended a tea party? Cucumber sandwiches can be rather cumbersome upon a mother/babysitter/nanny. Why not have all the sweets with zero calories? Iced heart Valentines cookies with sprinkles, donuts, and other wafer delights were so much fun to make. They're available in my Etsy shop at affordable and comparable prices with other sellers.
As a loyal reader of my blog, your sharing and endorsement of my Etsy shop would mean the world to me as I try to get it off the ground. My doctoral graduate studies focus on science and math, but the hobbies that keep my hands busy and my mind at ease are creative and stitched, all the way,
Do you have a granddaughter, daughter, niece, cousin, little friend who loves tea parties? My assortment of hand-designed and hand-stitched Easter cookies, Valentines cookies, French eclairs, and felt donuts are perfect for their play kitchen or play tea room. Felt feels better in little hands than plastic, and doesn't scratch furntiure like wood toys.
Question? Ideas? Share your own felt crafts! I'd love to hear from you.