Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cookie People

These people look like cookies, but they're really going to look like this, when they are finished:
They are felt people, and the group above was set out on the table, getting ready for mass-production!

There are lots of different kinds of people that can be made; here are some more pictures:

"Cookie people" can be made in all sizes and colors, and you could make special figures for historical characters/ occupations, etc.  The body is made from two layers of felt, with a face embroidered (using seed beads for eyes) and the layers sewn together by hand.  This makes the felt figure sturdier than a usual felt board person.  Clothes are then added on front and back (I sew through both front and back at the same time).

These toys can be used for imaginary play, or to tell stories-- either on a felt board, or off it (on your rug/ couch/ table, etc . . .).

For a pattern to make these "cookie people" in a range of sizes, see Fuzzle Family Felt.

There are also some pre-sewn felt people at Fuzzlemania, my new Etsy site (the pattern e-book is available there, too).  Come take a look!

Do you enjoy crafting with felt?  What kinds of things do you like to make?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Felt Creatures

I'm having fun making lots of different felt creatures.  Here is a camel.  You can see some others at the new Etsy shop, Fuzzlemania.