I made my first Etsy sell. I was and am very excited. I’ve had a tiny little shop called MerleyBird for awhile now where I have a couple of my felted creations for sale. Having an Etsy shop allows me to continue to create while not having to worry about what I’m going to do with a surplus of felted giraffes. Of course this “creation” only occurs on those rare occasions when I get enough uninterrupted downtime…aka T is asleep and there aren’t any glaring housework situations to be taken care of.
Curious? What is felting?
I do traditional dry needle felting. I take raw wool roving (which looks like big fluffy clouds of wool cotton balls) and manipulate the fibers with a single barbed needle until they “catch” on each other and can be formed into shapes. The best way to really see what I mean is to check out a couple of youTube videos. My curiosity was what got me started. I bought the most adorable little elephant off of Etsy for T’s nursery. I love that thing. I wanted a mobile for his room also but the cute ones on Etsy run well over $100 for what I had my eye on. So! I learned to make my own.
I’ve had interest in MANY types of artsy craftsy kind of stuff over my lifespan. I like felting mainly because I am only limited by my skill and imagination when it comes to creating pieces. Plus, felting doesn’t require a lot of room and can easily be stuffed back into my plastic Sterilite storage container for another day (unlike say the spread that is necessary when doing a quilt).