If you’re anything like us, then you’ve completely fallen for soft-sculptures — particularly felt-made models à la Laura Faggioni’s creations for The Science Of Sleep. The Aussie textile artist behind Pul(Sew)idth is pulling at our felt sculpture-adoring heart strings with a series of gorgeous instruments that combine our love of music and crafts into one. The mini-replicas take on the form of guitars (both acoustic and electric), amps, drum kits, keyboards and organs with button knobs, embroidered detailing, and layered felt. Lust over an array of hand-crafted, music equipment-themed textile art below, and purchase a set over on Pul(Sew)idth’s Etsy.
Fellas, what are you gonna do come February 14? Okay, so we’ve already mentioned that fabric and button blooms are a worthy competitor of the living flower, but now how about hunting for felt-made blossoms? Even though we do fancy real plants — namely daisies and sunflowers — and the drying process that proceeds the gifting, finding anything other than blasé roses mid-winter can be a challenge. With the Hallmark holiday looming over our heads and flowers on the to-do list, why not go for handmade felt rosettes like this adorbs, crafty bouquet!
You guys, have you heard of needle books?! Okay, so not only are these unbelievably adorable — complete with felt flower embellishments, embroidery, and a button closure — but the mini-books are made to hold your needles! Yes, your needles, so those frantic digging-through-drawers-cause-you-have-to-finish-this-project-and-can’t-find-a-needle episodes will be a thing of the past! The multi-hued wool-felt book created by Mmm Crafts carries four pages of stiffened felt to park your tools in, and, better yet, it even has a little hook so you can hang it on the wall for easy access. We’re going to continue geeking out over a cup of tea and crocheting projects — no more lost needles!! — so, talk amongst yourselves.
We’ve already raved about Eve’s rainbow-hued button tights — seriously, they are so magical — but the seamstress behind The Petite Chouette also creates cutesy felt-adorned dresses and tees. The animal ear and face-embellished ensembles are a bit too saccharine for our taste, however the concept of sewing felt cut-outs onto shirt sleeves and creating full dresses dedicated to forest-dwelling creatures is one worth noting. Get wrapped up in more of the Germany-based crafter’s work over here.
Transforming wool felt, embroidery thread, and sequins into lovely, hand-stitched finger puppets, this NYC-based crafter seeks inspiration from wildlife. Her gorgeous creations come in sets of five, and depict ponies, rabbits, narwals, and sheep that look more like petite soft-sculptures than playthings. Discover her work over here, and below.