Friday, October 24, 2014

Free Autumn Owl Applique Pattern

Charming Owl Pattern for Your Autumn Crafts 

Free printable pattern for applique and other Fall home decorating projects! 

free craft project printable for making an autumn owl applique

Just a little freebie today! I made this Autumn owl pattern to use in some applique projects. It works well for that purpose, but you could also use it for other crafts such as a painting stencil or an outline for paper crafting. When making my fabric appliques seen in the photo above, I used an iron-on fabric adhesive.

free printable owl pattern for your fall craft projects by the funky felter

Click here for the free printable pattern to download!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Felt So Good Book Review

Felt So Good

a book of novice to advanced projects for those who love working with felt

Felt So Good book review by the funky felter

I was recently contacted to review the new felt design book Felt So Good: 70+ Felted and Plain Wool Designs for You and Your Home by Tone Rørseth, a Norwegian designer. The publisher provided a complementary print copy of the book to read and review according to my own opinions. I remember not so long ago when felt crafts weren't very prevalent in print, but I am happy to see more books like this one popping up every day. This book exemplifies the great diversity that felt crafts offer. They can be modern for home decor, adorable for kids or stylish for wearable accessories. The techniques and possibilities are limitless!

Felt So Good provides a particularly wide range of felt crafts from surface and 3D needle felting to recycled sweater and felt sheet crafts. There's a little something for every crafter interested in exploring felt. The subject matter includes some adorable home decorating ideas as well as quick and easy accessory and jewelry crafts that would be perfect for upcoming holiday gifts. I particularly like the sewn felt slippers and recycled wool mittens! All patterns are included in the back of the book too making it very simple to photocopy or trace and get on with your crafty endeavors without delay.

I haven't had time yet to make any of these felt crafts, but I am very inspired by the gorgeous photos, easy-to-follow instructions and versatile patterns. Although it will be hard to pick which one to start with, I can see myself easily adapting these crafts to my own style and making a few for Christmas presents or to just explore some new techniques in felt.


**Disclaimer: Sellers Publishing provided a free print copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own. Other than a complementary book copy, no compensation was received for this book review.

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