Hello! Our (not so new) craft for July was a continuation of felt. We decided to call this month our adventures with Felt 2.0! Last month Katie shared her adorable felt super hero mobile she created for her newborn nephew and this month I’m sharing some alphabet letters.
Here’s a quick Q&A of Maghan’s Felt 2.0 adventure:
Why did you decide to do this craft/skill?
I was recently asked by a family member to design a woodland felt crown for a very cute little girl turning two. While working on the crown all of the excitement and love of working with felt came back to me. The ideas kept flowing about other projects I wanted to make. I decided to have my first of many projects be creating the ABCs. Growing up with teachers as parents I’ve always had an appreciation for education. So I guess it was in my genes to create felt alphabet letters as a helpful learning tool.
What did you want to get out of this project?
Since working with felt wasn’t a new craft for me and more of a re-introduction to the world of felt, I tried to push myself to try different shapes and techniques that I hadn’t done in the past. I used the Cricut Maker for the first time to cut out all of my letters in sets of two. It was so nice to know they lined up perfectly! I used the blanket stitch to combine the two felt pieces with DMC Embroidery Floss that coordinates with the amazing felt color palette from Benzie Design. And I stuffed each letter with a little bit of cotton so it was sturdier for little hands to hold.
Did you enjoy the process?
I really did! Felt gave me the comfort of working with something familiar with the joy of creating something new. Also, as we’ve said before, any craft that can become a couch craft is a win in our book! Crafting while binge watching shows or watching a movie is the absolute best! Overall I wanted to expand my knowledge of working with felt so this was a win win for me!
Would you do it again?
Yes!! 1,000 times yes!
Happy crafting, friends!