How To Make Your Own Felt Miniatures
This book has been a long, long time in the making. I’ve been fascinated with tiny things, miniatures and tiny fairy worlds since I was a child. I often created tiny forts in childhood and filled them with miniatures and trinkets, even a tiny tea set. I imagined what it would feel like to be a tiny forest creature and live in a mushroom house or a tree stump. This love has lived on in me and in my work throughout my entire life!
In writing this book I have combined my love of tiny things with a very real need of what to do with all of the felt scraps from other projects I’ve had lying around. The projects in this book are absolutely perfect for using up even the tiniest of felt scraps. These projects don’t require many tools or extraordinary skills to create. Because they are so small you can bring your crafts with you on the go and won’t take up very much of your time either.
The best part is that with my step by step instruction and detailed pictures you will create the most charming and sweet tiny creatures to the delight of your friends and family. These little critters make the most fabulous gifts, or mini pet to pop in your pocket. Create entire sets with my miniature felt accessories and doll houses. These projects are designed to mix and match and interchange together!
Besides, special tiny handmade gifts are the best kind of gifts! There’s nothing like handmade to show that you really do care.
Creating the projects in this book I have also combined some of the crafts and skills that are nearest and dearest to my heart – wool felt and hand sewing! I love the simplicity and rustic feel of both! Felt has such an earthy and whimsical nature. Crafts created with felt always hold just a bit more magic and whimsy for me. It’s also very forgiving in nature for those who are new to crafting and stitching.
Hand sewing is one of the oldest traditional skills you could learn. I love how minimalistic this craft can be, needing nothing more than a needle or two and some good all purpose thread. With very little tools and expenses you can be started creating piles of tiny creatures and dolls while honing a skill that is useful in so many ways!