It's feeling a little like fall here in North Texas! That means a cool 84 degrees. Ha ha! Since it is starting to cool off a little I decided to take the opportunity to show you a little fall project I just finished this afternoon. I pinned a cute little felted pumpkin a couple of months ago and titled it "I am totally learning to do this!". And I did! I ordered this kit and started working on it last week. It is a great kit for beginners, including everything you need to make the little pumpkin. Instructions were super clear and easy to follow. I was squealing with delight within a few minutes. It was like making a felt sculpture.
I started with this...
followed the directions and ended up with this...
I had so much fun I decided to try a jack-o-lantern.
Really it's more of a jill-o-lantern after I added the bow to the hat I decided she needed to be a girl. Then the eyelashes were the next natural step. She is sitting on a vintage spool painted black and distress. My original intention was that she would be a little more primitive than cute, but as with most of my art projects, she kind of took on a life of her own once I had started. I'm going to give the prim look another try so check back soon to see a few more pumpkins.
If you are interested in felting I encourage you to try this little kit. It was really a fun way to try a new craft.