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wool felt shamrock garland

wool felt shamrock garlandA fun and easy DIY- a wool felt shamrock garland can cozy up your house for March and the anticipation of spring and summer to follow!
wool felt shamrock garland

Supplies:

  • Shamrock pattern- whatever size you like best, with 3 or 4 leaves.
  • Wool or wool felt
  • Embroidery floss.
  • Sequins
  • Beads
  • Wool felt balls or flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Tinsel trim
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garlandCut out the shamrock shapes (as many as you prefer) with a smaller shamrock cut for both sides. With the embroidery floss, sew the shamrocks 3 layers together with a running stitch.
    wool felt shamrock garlandSew the sequins onto both sides at the same time with a bead in the center of each detail to hold it in place. I stacked 2, 3 or 4 sequins of different shapes and colors to add plenty of texture and color.
    wool felt shamrock garlandAdd flowers, felt balls or anything else that you prefer in between the shamrocks. I also added various ribbons (in short 3 inch lengths) in between the shamrocks.
    wool felt shamrock garlandI needed some gold in the mix so I added the gold tinsel trim when stringing them together.
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
  • As you can see, I sewed the string to attach all of the shamrocks together just to the outside of the shamrocks. This worked fine but the string could have been threaded between the layers of wool and hidden a bit better.  Thanks for following along, enjoy your springtime season and Happy St. Patricks Day!

wool felt animals

wool felt parrots or birds, Mariela Marabi
felt rhino, Mariela Marabi
We made it back safely to the USA, and into the waiting arms of our children- well, not quite. I’m pretty sure the kids wouldn’t have minded if we’d been gone longer. They got treated exquisitely by grandma and grandpa- to put it lightly. All of their favorite home baked treats on request, card games every night, not 1 but 2 trips to McDonalds for C- the 4 year old. It’s kind of funny how one little persons idea of paradise can be another persons (his mother) idea of disgusting hell. Grandma was kind enough to oblige him. A huge thank you to Jan and Owen for filling in as parental units, and doing such a bang ’em up job!

Anyway, here is some cool wool felt animals I came across in Barcelona. This gals shop is in the neighborhood of the Picasso Museum, I was so happy to have stumbled upon it. All of her amazing felt goods are displayed in the front of the shop, she makes everything right there in the back- you can watch her a work. I believe her name is Mariela Marabi, her store is called Almacen Marabi, you can see more of her wares on her blog.

I also love this chick’s stuff, her website is cute- I got some of her hair clipys.

felt food


What is it about felt food that is so stinkin’ hilarious?
Take a look at this flickr group with felt foods, it’s inspiring on so many levels. I didn’t make this felt cake pinktoque did. (Actually, I made a real cake this weekend- chocolate with dark chocolate butter cream frosting… yummy).
Although… I would like to try my hand at felt food soon, and trick visiting neighbor kids. I have some candles that look like cupcakes in my kitchen. Every now and again a new small friend will come over and all of the sudden relate how hungry they are or just try and take a bite when no one is looking. Hey, what can I say?- I would probably have done the same as a child and… perhaps even now.