My Newest Obsession: Felting*

A while ago, I started looking at Etsy shops for felted wool balls. What I found, I didn’t want to pay for. I also wanted to learn how to make them myself. So, I did a bit of online research and bought some wool roving.

This is wool roving.

However, I hadn’t found any good online tutorials, so when I got it in the mail, it just sat on my desk because I was too scared to actually do anything with the wool because I didn’t want to ruin it. It’s so pretty.

Then, I hit (my version of) the jackpot. I found an online class with a few different tutorials and promptly signed up.

At first I was just interested in making felted wool balls.

Then I started making some felted “flowers.” They don’t look like flowers. They are just kind of wonky circles of different sizes. But you layer them to make flowers. I added a ball to the top, attached it to a hair band and it’s now a hair accessory for my girls.

I love them because it dresses up their otherwise boring ponytails. Especially since Inez informed me that I only know how to do three hairdos.

She said, “You only know how to do ponytails, braids, and straight hair. And everybody can do straight hair.”

It didn’t make me feel bad though, because it’s true.

I don’t think the online class is being offered right now, but here’s the link to the blog of one of the Australian lasses that gave the tutorials.

*Dave just informed me that this is kind of a boring post. So, sorry. I’m eight months pregnant. Give a girl a break (on blog posts and hairdos).