Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Geez I have a lot to share....

I think it may be that the bloghop put me in touch with all of you, but I find myself having all sort of things I want to share.

And I find myself feeling bad that you can't ALL win. I know that is not how it works, but I'm feeling bad about it anyway. So I've put up a little pdf file for 'A Touch of Whimsy' up in the sidebar. Nothing like a few felt balls and a pile of beads to come up with some fanciful, fast and fun little baubles.

Here a just a few of my forays into beading with felt.





Feel free to ignore the copyright and share with friends. I didn't notice it until after Mark uploaded the file and I didn't want to rattle his good nature since he is busy getting ready for out 4:00 a.m. departure as well.

It is fitting that my first introduction to Cynthia and Ornamentea came through my search of felt balls. I was fortunate enough to visit the store in Raleigh one day and it is an eclectic mix of beady treasures. If you can, go visit, but her on-line store is awesome as well.

27 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh girlfriend if I only had some felt balls!!!! Thank you so much but I already feel like a winner with all the stuff you share on your blog!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Kristen, Ornamentea! They are inexpensive and fun!

debb said...

Thank you!

Skye said...

Oh ty! I just received a bunch of felt balls in various sizes and wasn't sure what all to do with them :) That will definitely give me some ideas :)

Ty for taking part in this hop! It's been a blast. You're blog has earned a place in my daily hopping ritual so I shall be back :)

Ingrid said...

Hi again,
Last night, I was just watching on YouTube a video on how to felt wool and now your instructions, if this is not a coincidence ....Thanks a mil !
Ingrid

Aunt Mary said...

marcia
i am in receipt of new fun kits. ive wanted to order for soooo long and then i waited some more because i couldnt decide on a palette and your giveaway certainly is Generous!!!

Shirley said...

Awesome! My daughter is taking a class in weaving, and the instructor was showing me some items she had felted, so I'm going to check with her on her sources. Thanks so much!

Tia Dalma said...

I don't have any felt balls, but I do have a huge bag of raw wool straight off a friend's farm! Maybe one of these days I will actually spin it into some yarn and dye it and use it...or make some felted balls!

You just continue to give and give...thank you for sharing this adorable pattern! These felted ball ornaments are so whimsical and fun!

And I just love Ornamentea and thanks to you, I now follow Cynthia's blog too!

TupiBlue said...

Absolutely beautiful and original... Congratulations, I love them.

Sandy said...

How fun!

Nancy said...

Great fun with the felt. Now to find the time to play a bit. Seems I am in emergency (last minute) knitting for gifts! Crazy time of the year.

Susan K said...

I am already a winner because I have been introduced to another great artiste! This blog hop has been SO much fun!

Jamie Lubin said...

Hey Marcia....there used to be a funky bead store in Nyack, NY called Beadwildered Women owned by the talented Judy....unfortunately, she had to close her shop, but opened a new one up in a barn on her property. She does fabulous felt flowers and will soon be offering a class that I am tempted to take.....thank you so much for the pattern. I've seen all of your felt earrings on your blog for awhile....and you know how much I love all your earrings! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas...love to you!

Andra said...

Those are fantastic. I need to buy some of them. I have seen felt balls plain and never thought to create anything as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Helen said...

Love what you did with the felt balls Marcia. I'm going to get me some!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Hey Jamie, check your email, I answered you regarding bird of paradise drops...did you get it....sorry, now you will have to wait until I return!

Terry from Alaska said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Terry from Alaska said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Kim said...

Oooohhh I love the blue ones. I feel the same way about blue that you do with pink! Thank you for sharing the instructions.

judy c said...

Thank you, Marcia, for the fun tutorial. Take a felt ball and use our imagination, great fun. I am so glad you are a part of this hop.

Francesca Watson said...

Those blue felted ball earrings are wonderful! I'm not usually a fan of felted beads, but I really like those.

Lea Avroch said...

How fun! Thank you so much for sharing the tute. Something I've been wanting to try & now maybe I can. :-)

Rose Red said...

What a generous beader you are! I'll have to get some felt balls now to try out your ideas. Thanks for taking part in the Blog Hop - it's been a blast looking around :)

Beverly Herman said...

My sister taught me how to make felt balls with roving. Love the earrings you made!

Petra said...

Thank you for the Touch of Whimsy!! Now all the readers have been given a present from you.
I wish you and your family happy holidays!!

Lori Anderson said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!1

Lauren said...

Hello Jamie Lubin, I was so disappointed when beadwildered woman closed in Nyack. Please let me know if you have any information on where Judy is selling her stuff now. Thanks