I used craft felt for this first project. I intended it for use in the kitchen.
For now I have placed it on top of the wooden box (that I spray painted black) that holds our special occasion silverware. It sits at the end of the island.
It was a simple project to do; if there's a right way (or a wrong way) to make one of these, well I have no idea because all I did was see a photo somewhere and figured it couldn't be that hard. Felt circles? check. Embroidery floss? check. Black felt backing? check. All that's left are lots and lots of blanket stitches.
Since I started making it a week or so ago, I have been to a few antique shops and boutiques where I saw a few different styles of these felt creations. I looked them over, front and back, and pretty much concluded that I was doing all right with mine.
I have a little basket of felt leftovers and I'm thinking about what I would like to make next.
It's kind of ironic really, that I just got this new sewing/embroidery machine and suddenly I'm all-about-handsewn-projects. But I needed something to work on outside because at last! It's porch and patio season!
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