The winner of this giveaway is commenter #85, Claire, who said: “I love making things all the time and I can always do with new ideas. There isn’t a day go by with out me making something. To own this book would be great, I love the parrot, do hope I can win, thanks for this chance.”
Newly released Heart-Felt Holidays takes you through a year of felt crafting with 40 projects to make celebrate the holidays and changing seasons. The book is brought to you by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio, authors of Fa La La La Felt.
Within the book are the templates and full instructions you need to make a wide range of projects, from felt mustaches to birthday crowns, Valentine brooches to Autumn table runners. And then there are felt wine bags (no-sew), an adorable groundhog phone case, a felt slice of pumpkin pie, and a mistletoe kissing ball, and more.
Most of the projects fall into the “very easy” category, using basic hand stitching or machine sewing techniques. They’re all relatively quick to make, which seems appropriate given how busy our holiday preparations can be. Make them for yourself, or give them as small holiday gifties to friends and family.
Honestly, I thought all of the projects were super cute. But if I had to pull out some of my favorites, they’d be:
This little felt bunny sits on a table (or mantel, or bookcase) with his arms wrapped around a colorful felt egg. His fluffy tail is a large yarn pom pom. His picture appears on the cover of the book, and gives me a silent “awww….” moment every time I see it.
What is more perfect on a gray, rainy day than a bright, happy umbrella? Simple shapes framed in embroidery hoops make an eye-catching and cheerful wall display.
I already mentioned this project in the paragraphs above, but it really needs a photo to show how incredible cute it is. Look at his little ears! And that sweet little groundhog face!
Wear a felt eyepatch and pin an oversize felt parrot to your shoulder, and you’ve got an awesome pirate costume. Wear it on Halloween, or on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Another cute costume made from felt! This one is a felt bat mask and a set of felt wings stitched to a long-sleeved shirt. According to my daughter (8 years old), it could also be easily adapted to make her a flying squirrel costume.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
I’ve got a copy of this book to give away to one lucky reader. To get yourself entered into the giveaway, just leave me a comment here telling me your favorite holiday for crafting. I’ll choose one comment at random as the winner. Giveaway closes at midnight CST on Monday, April 23, 2012.