Maybe in a perfect world, we would be living on idyllic streets with colorful houses and perfectly manicured bushes and dainty flowers. It might look something like this:
(The houses are available for sale too!)
If you have a hankering for creating your mini village, check out Foxgloves, where you can find this landscape and other felted goodness!
You’ll find brooches, collectibles, jewelry, magnets and even a few art prints. Custom orders are also available.
Maybe you’ll be feeling one of these:
If you really think about it, needlefelting is probably a great way to relieve some stress. You take a tool that holds a bunch of needles and you stab, stab, stab at wool until it bends to your will and makes shapes and whatnot.
(Well, of course, it’s stress-relieving until you poke yourself by accident. Ouch!)
If you still believe that stabbing wool is a stress reliever, then Michelle of Sunfleur must be the most relaxed person on Earth! Check out her felty goods:
You’ll also find some hangable art/one-of-a-kind ACEOs in the shop, like this awesome piece:
There are all kinds of wonderful goodies in the shop. You’ll find beaded jewelry. Some hats. Accessories. Watercolor paintings.
Even the felt items run the gamut, from the aforementioned critters to pins to earrings to magnets.
Michelle is a talented artist indeed, and it’s nice to see her work across different mediums.
Sometimes you just need a place to put all your important things. You know, like money, keys, cell phone, makeup, mirror, etc. Otherwise, everything just kind of lays around and then you leave the house and you forget something really important!
If you’re in the market for a cute container for said important things, you may want to check a couple of these out:
Unfortunately, the bottom pouch has already ben snapped up and reserved by someone, but you can still check out the rest of the felty goodness at Black Mustard.
Joline is the gal behind Black Mustard. She knits, then fulls (or felts, if you’re more familiar with that term) her pouches. Then, she meticulously needle felts the motifs on her pouches.
Each piece is one of a kind, and while she can re-create a piece, it of course won’t look exactly the same. She does take custom orders, too!
All things fuzzy and animal-like are always welcome here:
It’s a jacabunny from Squidge. (Now, to be quite honest, I don’t know exactly what a jacabunny is. It’s kind of a cross between a bunny and a pig (because of the button nose) to me. But it’s danged cute, nonetheless.)
Many of these jacabunnies inhabit Kit’s world. Many different colors and sizes. The orange one in the photo happens to be a baby jacabunny. They’re all handmade and carefully needle felted, with the buttons and details sewn on.
If you’re looking for a sweet little creature to keep you company, you can’t go wrong here.
And there are other felt goodies in the shop too!
There are toy dogs and then these toy dogs:
Then again, these dogs are such amazing works of art that you definitely don’t want to consider them toys or anything that children should play with! (Besides, they’re awfully small and dangerous to kids.)
But if you want to put one on your shelf to admire, head on over to Kay’s K9s.
All these dogs are painstakingly needle-felted by the artist, Kay. They are all one of a kind comissions. She works off pictures of people’s dogs, and has depicted several breeds. Her attention to detail is amazing!
(If you want to see a gallery of Kay’s work, head over to her website and click “gallery.”)
Kay also does pins and keychains of dogs. Here’s a sample keychain:
This would be a great gift for the dog lover who has everything!
Felted pottery has never looked so cool:
All these pieces can be found at Valerie’s Gallery. Many of the bowls, vases and lidded jars in Valerie’s shop are crocheted with wool and then felted (or fulled, if you prefer that term) for their final fuzziness. Some are also wet-felted. A few pieces, such as those above, also combine needle felting with the regular process to produce 3-D embellishments.
The detail in the house scene is really nice, and the other pieces in the shop that have extra decorations give the bowls nice texture. I like how things such as the grapes and the flowers pop out of the bowls. The pieces with the patterns crocheted into the bowls are also well-done.
If you’ve got some potpourri or dried flowers or even just some decorative rocks, these would be nice resting places for those things. Or use a lidded jar as a candy jar. Much more fun than just a glass bowl.
Needle felted jewelry, seen on Etsy:
And by far, one of the coolest pieces of felt jewelry I have ever seen, partly because it is a homage to my favorite video game series of all-time:
All these super-creative goodies are the work of fiber artist Made by Moxie. The shop’s tagline is “needle felted art for the people,” and there is definitely no shortage that here. You’ll find jewelry (in addition to the cuffs, the rings are pretty unique, including a carrot ring and a ring shaped like a round bomb), felt finger puppet creatures and wallets. It’s a wide range of work, all colorful and fuzzy.
There are also needle felting kits for sale, in case you feel inspired to create your own needle-y goodness.