by Kate George
The Pintester, Sonja Foust, is hosting another Pintester Movement. No, not that kind of movement. Focus. A number of us are making Christmas ornaments and sending them to Jodee from the Cheeseblarg. She’s never had a Christmas tree before, mostly because she’s Jewish. I’m all inclusive. If a Jew would like a Christmas Tree then all the more power to her. That’s what I say.
Step one. Find an ornament on Pinterest to copy. This is the one I found. I’ve been fooling around with felting lately so it seemed like a good pick. The only trouble is that in order to be in compliance with the Pintester the picture needs a website to go along with it, and this one links back to Flickr. So back to the drawing board. Also it’s likely that I’m not experienced enough at felting to give this a go.
So instead I’m trying this one:
This comes from AStoryBookLife.com.
So I bought some roving. Off Amazon, if you can believe that. It came by ounce. Actually, maybe it wasn’t Amazon, because I remember choosing nicer colors than they had on Amazon. I’ll look it up. Yep it was Weir’s Dolls and Craft. Anyway, I got felting needles, and a foam mat and went to it. See below. I had wool yarn in two different colors and decided the white would look nicer. So once I had the ball formed I took the white and attached it to the ball with the felting needle.
(run the cursor over the pictures to see the captions!)
And here it is almost done.
And when I went to finish it I’d lost it. I searched for it longer than it took to make it. So I got out the wool roving and needled felted another ball. A better one as a matter of fact. And instead of using yarn I decided to hand twirl some teal roving and use that instead. It was so spectacular that I did another one, and another. I got kind of carried away. So sue me.
Then I found the original under my stationary bicycle. I’m pretty sure this is the culprit:
I’m afraid I rocked this pintest – which really isn’t the point, so in a way I failed. I failed at failing. It has to do with my childhood, I’m sure. The inability to relax and have fun. However, on the up side, I got a bunch of great ornaments and so will Jodee. The hard part is choosing which one to send her.
Which do you like best: