I have maybe 10 yards of felt sitting down in the basement right now, waiting for me to have time to get down there and produce an idea I've had floating in my head for a while now. Going to Pinterest to look for more inspiration, I pretty much drowned in the deluge of felt flower photos and tutorials. That's great and all, and don't get me wrong, I think the felt flowers are ADORABLE, but I have a little boy, and he's not really a fan of flowery handbands, and honestly, what am I going to do with bouquets of little felt flowers everywhere? Ok, that was a very run-on sentence with way too many "and"s to qualify as decent grammar, but I'm sure you get my point. I'm also sure Isabel would love little felt flowers....to CHEW on and completely break down back to its little wool shreds.
That pile of green and white used to be a rope toy.
Aaanyways, amongst all the flowers, I found this little gem of an idea at Martha Stewart (oh, that crafty lady!)
I can't decide if I'd want to churn out a bunch of these for Chinese New Year, which is January 23rd this year (Year of the Dragon, roar!), or for Valentine's Day. But as Drew gently reminded me last night, what am I going to do with a bunch of felt fortune cookies, other than to keep the dog busy? Sorry, I'm not one for extraneous decorations around the house, we have enough clutter already to drive me nuts. BUT, maybe you like it, and I hope you can do something wonderful with this super cute idea!
In other news, last night I may have had the strangest conversation with my husband, to date. I was trying to understand his extreme interest in Skyrim, being a dutiful and supportive wifey and all. I can only imagine what we would have sounded like to an outsider. There was talk of dragons, and high elves, and Orcs, and prophecies and Jean Luc Picard and Nords and Blades and smithies and marrying the hottest chick in the game. I tried to log in to the official Skyrim website today to see what the game is all about, and thought it was a bit intrusive of them to ask for my birth date before opening the website. I made up a date in 2001, and now I'm locked out of the site...apparently, I'm too young :-)
I think I'm going to stick with my crochet and my felt and leave the killing of dragons and polishing of ebony armor up to him.