~ by Kendal
(Our felt Shooting Star)
Today is an exciting day for the Mosley-Chalks. We had our 20 week scan this morning, and all looks rather well!
But, this post is all about felt. I think I’m addicted to felt. Seriously, if you could see the amount of felt in my house, and the amount of felt decorations that are slowly piling up in my Yule stack, you’d think I was a little nuts.
But felt is so versatile. And this is the first year we’re getting a real tree, which means I want to make sure the only thing that goes on it is lots of handmade decorations. Felt can do so much, and all it takes is a little ingenuity (and by that I mean a roam on Pinterest, of course)
So today I thought I’d share with you some of the things we’ve been making. It’s all super easy and all it requires is some basic hand sewing. If you need a little guidance with stitches, there are tonnes of different websites and Youtube videos that can show you, and it’s well worth a watch. They are really simple to learn and then you can do so much! I've used all six strands of embroidery floss for everything here today.
So, first of all, let me show you our Felt Hearts. These are to hang on our tree, and maybe to make bunting with as well.
All I did was make a heart template on some tracing paper, then cut out two copies from the felt.
Using a running stitch make an outline inside one heart.
Then, using a blanket stitch, sew all around the outside of both hearts together, until you have a small gap at the top.
Stuff with stuffing and insert your ribbon of choice, then sew all around it. And voila! Lovely hearts. We did ours in red and green since our tree is going to be red, green and gold (I’m a sucker for warm Christmas colours)
Now for some Shooting Stars. I’ve made a winter one (for our seasons table) and a bright yellow one with rainbow ribbons as a gift for a young baby.