so i pulled out a bag of felted wool i had lying around, and sewed up a little garland. i thought about writing out a set of instructions so you could make one for yourself. but really, i’m guessing you could figure it out on your own:
1.) felt some old wool sweaters.* 2.) cut hearts out. use scissors. 3.) with a needle and thread, sew the hearts to a string or ribbon or piece of yarn. do it all by hand because hand stitches are way, way prettier than machine ones. there you go, now do it.
that just sounds ridiculous.
i have mixed feelings about diy instructions anyway. when it comes to making things, i am more into suggestions than rules. because if you’re making something according to a rigid set of rules, you’re sort of taking your own self out of the equation, and that’s no fun at all. if you take your self out, whatever you’re making won’t have nearly as much soul as it wants to.
are you still looking for directions? ok: check out tamera’s post over at verhext. her case against diy will make you want to push yourself a little. plus, she has good taste and a dreamy blog that you will like.
here’s the part when i give something…
do you want a garland? one of you gets one!
just leave a comment on this post (if you don’t know what to say, you can tell me your favorite present you gave someone) and then on monday i’ll put everyone’s name in a hat and someone gets it. sound good? hope so.
ps * there are tons of good online tutorials about felting old sweaters, and if anyone is super into learning how, let me know, and i’ll write you a post about it. i’ve made a lot of mistakes with felting and am no expert genius on the subject, but i can make suggestions.