After I got my first paycheck from my new job (yay!), I went to the craft store and picked up some supplies for a felting adventure. And it was quite the adventure! Felting is a lot harder than it looks. For one thing, it takes a lot longer than you'd think, and you'll stab yourself a few times with very sharp needles.
Here's a look at what you'll need:
|Felting wool, felting needle, a work surface you don't mind scratching, and a ton of patience...|
|Here I am, working on the head of my animal...what am I making?|
|It's starting to take shape (hours later).|
I bet you thought I'd make a kitty. Well, that's because I was going to make a kitty. But then I looked at my felted creature and saw a bear.
|I borrowed this picture from Sarah's blog. Photo by The Guy Behind the Lens (check him out here).|
About a week later, I did make a kitty, which turned out looking like a fox:
My lesson learned from felting? Sometimes you can't plan for how your work will turn out. Sometimes I jut just happens.