Tag Archives: felting

Color, creativity and respect

18 Sep

Color, creativity and respect

We are the captains of Finland Handcrafters Team on etsy, a team with many members and the goal is to make Finnish artisans to be recognized in and outside Etsy in Finland and in the rest of the world.

Handmade Felt Lovelies

5 Sep

Handmade Felt Lovelies

I started selling to family and friends a few years ago, then I moved onto craft fairs and now finally I have opened a shop on Folksy. I hope to set up my own website, my other half is a web developer so he will come in handy!

Highly Detailed Knitted and Felted Patterns

30 Aug

Highly Detailed Knitted and Felted Patterns

Nature, especially the color combinations. I would never think of them on my own. Never ending choices.

Handmade Sunshine!

5 Apr

Handmade Sunshine!

I have always enjoyed being creative. One of the first things I remember making to sell was a turkey made out of fall-colored knit gloves (I cleaned out the local Target) and sitting on small grapevine wreaths. My mom had gotten a table at a local craft fair to sell some items she had made too, and my sister tagged along for moral support. I sold each turkey for $8.00, and sold just about every one! After that I was hooked, but couldn’t continue my craft hobby once I started college, and was only recently able to take it back up again. I’ve enjoyed making several different types of merchandise, and am enjoying being able to be creative once again.

I Love to Keep Things Simple

16 Jan

I Love to Keep Things Simple

Keepin’ it simple – in craft and conversation.

simple. round. balance. color

8 Jan

simple. round. balance. color

Today’s featured crafter doesn’t speak Mandarin, but sometimes he feels Belgian – despite his Italian heritage. No matter what the language or nationality, we can all agree that these hand felted crafts are completely unique!

Adorable Handmade Needle Felted Animals

2 Jan

Adorable Handmade Needle Felted Animals

My shop is still so new. And I’m really excited about getting my name out there, letting my felted things speak for themselves. I have so many more ideas I am ready to put into design and start selling. Over time, I’ll be able to add new things. I’m sure the list will never end!

Hand Felted Holiday Decorations

16 Dec

Hand Felted Holiday Decorations

A Heart Handmade Blog Holiday Feature


What type of felting do you do?

Needle felting. It is a fairly new art/craft. Originally the needles we use were designed to be used in machines to commercially make felt sheets. Some really creative and adventurous person decided to see what would happen if used manually…and with wonderful and fun results!

Whimsical Sweet Quirky Characters

29 Mar

Whimsical Sweet Quirky Characters

I recently saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox and it was the starting point for several pieces. Of course, I had to make some cute foxes. I also made a rabbit wearing a dress that is similar to one of the lesser characters in the film. The aesthetic of that film is just about what I am going for with my art.

Cute little needlefelted animals

31 Aug

Cute little needlefelted animals

Why Handmade?

Because big bone-crushing machines are dumb.