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Felt Friday Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

1 Mar

(re-blogged)

It’s Seuss’ Birthday and you’re in for a treat – in honor of a guy we never will meet.

His use of color amazing, his words quite astounding.

Teaching lessons so important I don’t mind expounding.

So pull up a chair, grab your coffee and afghan and join in a felt celebration of the man!

Felt colors matching the cat in the hat

First up is this Cat in the Hat Vignette, felt sheets in White Lipstick and Cadet.

Lipstick

Cadet

Lorax felt colors

The Lorax helped the Oncler reach an epifany felts in ,Hot Pink, Banana Cream, Limeaide, Butterscotch and Tiffany

Hot Pink

Banana Cream Pie

Limeaide

Butterscotch 

Tiffany

One Fish two fish felt colors

Fishy colors so cheery and bright next to felts in Lemon, Sparrow, Big Apple, Limeaide and White

Lemon Meringue 

Sparrow 

Big Apple

Limeaide

White

An adventurous team in Honeydew, Bubblegum and Banana Cream. Adding to the hullabaloo Forget me Not, Orange Juice, and Ice felt join the crew.

Honeydew

Bubblegum

Banana Cream Pie 

Forget Me Not

Orange Juice

Ice

Now I am done

I hope that you laughed

all felt can be found at American Felt and Craft.

Scrappy Fall Felt Candle Mat.

7 Nov

This super easy candle mat is a great way to use up those fall colored felt scraps just add a pumpkin scented candle and it makes a great hostess gift this Thanksgiving.

Pattern for fall trees candle mat

You will need:

White felt 1/4 yard

Scraps of felt in fall colors

used here:

Gold Nugget

Fresh Cut Grass

Autumn Leaves

Beet

Courtyard

Hot Chocolate

Tomato Soup

Banana Cream Pie

coordinating thread

Brown embroidery thread

Step 1: 

Cut 2-  12″ circles from the white felt. Feel free to adjust this to whatever size suits your needs or make it really easy and just trace a plate. Set one circle aside.

Step 2:

Begin cutting random blobs from scraps of fall colored felts.  Place and pin at top, bottom and sides of one of your white felt circles. Try to make each “tree” a little different from the others.  Fill in the rest of the space and pin when the placement looks right.

Thanksgiving fall candle mat

Step 3:

Using brown embroidery thread create tree trunks and branches with a quick running stitch along each tree.Fall Tree Candle Mat craft tutorial

Step 4:

Once all the branches and trunks have been stitched begin stitching down your trees with coordinating thread.

Felt autumn project

Step 5: 

Once all the trees have been sewn into place, stack white felt circles together and trim any uneven edges before overcast stitching them together with white thread.

Felt hostess gift

Enjoy!

Check out our other fall themed felt crafts:

Super easy felt napkin rings 

fall garland

Fall Garland

Happy Crafting!

Andie

Felt Finger Puppet Theater

17 Aug

Check out the latest free pattern from the insanely talented Stephanie at Imagine Our Life!

What a fun and amazing work of art not to mention a great toy for all those holiday car trips!

Finger Puppets and puppet theater DIY Copyright Imagine Our Life.

The whole piece is supported on folding struts which allow it to fold flat to fit in quiet books or just for easy storage and travel!

I just love the flying dragon!

Copyright Imagine Our Lives

Check out the full and stunningly detailed tutorial over at Imagine Our Life

Copyright Imagine Our Life

Happy Crafting

~Andie

Felt from American Felt and Craft - over 140 colors!

* All images via Imagine Our Life.

No Sew Wool Felt Bows, Bowties and Shoe Clips

30 Jun

Felt Bow tutorial

These no sew felt bows are super easy scrap busters.

 If you are a Pintrest fan (and lets face it who isn’t) you have probably seen this floating around.

Felt bows

Source: cdn.duitang.com via Pinterest

Super cool right!? I immediately knew I needed to make a few billion of these for my newest niece.

The only problem, no templates!

I tried to remake theirs but in the end I just ended up starting from scratch.

wool blend felt bows template  Templates to make bows are at the end of this post

To make the hair bands I measured the “babies” head deducted about a 1/2″ and hot glued stretchy soft elastic together.

Making an elastic headband for babies

felt bow for babies tutorial

And then hot glued the bows to the seam on the headband.

To create the matching bow ties for I made the bow a larger size (templates below) and used Shoe Clips to attach them. Shoe clips ended up being perfect for this project because they hold tight on the thinnest fabric, don’t damage the fabric and have a smooth back so they won’t irritate little ones.

Shoe clips / bow ties tutorial

Easy Felt bow tie tutorial

After I completed the bow I simply hot glued the open clip to the back of the larger bows.

Make sure the glue sets before you close them.

Tutorial for felt bows and bow ties from American Felt and CraftAfter making  both a small and large size of every color I could think of  I had to make some shoe clips too.

For these I used the small bow

Something blue - tiny bow shoe clips

Then I made small bows with  some long ribbon shapes.

tutorial for felt shoe clips

Shoe clips blue bows

How to make felt shoe clips- something blue bows

 Wouldn’t they be a fun something blue?

A ton of these can be made in no time at all with whatever Felt scraps or ribbon you have on hand.

You will also need

Shoe clips

Hot Glue gun

Soft elastic for baby headbands, I prefer the lightweight lace elastic kind.

And of course the template!

Templates to make bows

Stop by the store to see all of  the over 100 colors we carry!

Happy Crafting

Andie

Monogrammed wool felt mouse pad.

11 Jun

Scallop and eyelet felt mousepad tutorial

This felt mousepad is an easy and fun project. I think they would make great gifts too.

You will need 

1 piece of thick wool felt (I used Margo’s Pink)

1 9″ x 12″ sheet of white wool blend felt plus scrap for monogram

1 hole punch

Thread to match wool and monogram

Felt glue (optional)

Scalloped base and rectangle template below

scalloped rectangle template

felt monogram

Step 1: Print your monogram. Choose a font and print out the initial so it fits into a 3″ x 3″ space.

See Andies Method for cutting felt for tips on cutting small or complicated bits of felt by hand.

Cut a rectangle of thick wool felt.

Step 2: Stitch letter onto your thick wool felt sheet. I found a running stitch provided the smoothest surface. I have been using this mousepad for over a month now and havent had any issues with the mouse jumping.

hole punch felt

Step 3: Cut your scalloped rectangle out of wool blend felt and hole punch the center of each scallop

* this will not work with acrylic felt and if your punch is dull you may have to cut the bottom of each punched hole loose.

How to make a felt mouse pad tutorial and pattern

Step 4: Attach rectangle to scalloped backing using a running stitch or felt glue.

easy felt mouse pad tutorial

Step 5: Ohh and AHH over your handiwork…it even makes my work table look nice!

Happy Crafting

Andie

Felt Mouse pad tutorial with initals

Felt Friday- Our Customers Have Great Taste Edition

4 May

You all have been keeping us pretty busy with our EPIC felt sale which I am sorry to say will end on Monday so if your planning on getting in on it you’d better get a move on!

Since we’ve been so busy filling orders I haven’t had much time to plan out a Felt Friday so this week I thought I’d give you a peek into the fabulous taste of the American Felt and Craft Customer.

So I present to you without further ado, Felt Friday – Our Customers Have Great Taste Edition!

wool felt sheets bright colors AFC

Left to right Top: Banana Cream Pie, Sweet Pea, Orange Juice, Paris Pink

Bottom: Hot Pink, Peaches and Cream, Key Lime Pie, Slushie and Limeaide

Shades of Blue Felt Sheets 2012

Shades of Blue Felt: Morning Glory, Slushie, Forget Me Not, Powder Blue, Bubble

Hot Pink and Banana Cream Pie Felt Sheets

Hot Pink, Banana Cream Pie repeat.

Wool Felt Sheets

Hot Pink, Cadet, Granny Smith, Paris Pink

Lipstick Felt Granny Smith Apple  Felt Lilac Felt

Lipstick Felt, Granny Smith Apple Felt and Lilac Felt Sheets

Bright Wool Blend Felt Colors American felt and Craft

Top to Bottom: Pink Amranth, Peaches and Cream, Egg Yolk, Poppy, Honeydew, Watermelon, Marmalade, Orange Juice, Banana Cream Pie, Limeaide, Hot Pink and Sweet Pea.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

American Felt and Craft

Wool Felt Giveaway!

1 May
Thick wool felt

Win 4 sheets of our ultra thick wool felt.

Win 4 sheets of our Ultra thick 100% wool felt!

Just head to our Facebook page and tell us what you would make with our Ultra Thick 100% wool felt and be entered to win thick wool felt in Apple Orchard, Tickled Pink, Sprout, and Taffy!

Enter as many times as you like just make each project suggestion different from your last!

Sorry guys USA residents only. Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator and announced 5/14/12

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