Tuesday, December 11, 2007

i love felt

today i went down to granville island to get some procion mx dye and soda ash from maiwa, look for beads and get some fruit. i didn't find any of the beads i was looking for, but i did find a beautiful felt cloche-style hat. i have never been much of a hat person, but i really really like this one. unfortunately a hat is not in my budget right now. that being said, i picked up these laser-cut felt placemats! i thought they were a steal at $6 each and they look mildly festive for the holiday season.


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5 comments:

tonpetiteoiseau said...

Nicely done. By any chance were you looking for beads to make a "pink collection" necklace? I want to make one now, well I'd love to buy one of them too.

Melissa said...

OMG Steph! You have read my mind! I've been thinking of getting placemats for the house since neither Brett or I have any, and I was thinking of felting some and then cutting out some cool designs! But this could save me time! (I can't remember how to felt anymore :( boo erns). Would you be offended if I got these exact placemats? Better yet, would you be offended if I got you to get me these placemats? ;)

jenny said...

those are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

tpo- sheepishly, yes! i was kind of having an internal battle with myself- support independent artisan or diy because i can. i couldn't find the beads i wanted anyway, so maybe i will consider getting one of bloesem's pieces.

mel- i looove them! i couldn't believe they were so cheap. i got them at paper-ya. i would be happy to pick some up for you. i think they had some other colours as well- hot pink and lime green i think. they had the cutest felt tree ornaments, laser-cut coasters and little felt boxes. I'm totally on a felt obsession right now! I was so close to ordering a huge piece of industrial grey felt for a rug, but jon vetoed it. boo-erns.

tonpetiteoiseau said...

It's totally okay with me, I understand, in fact I was thinking the same! As a DIY'er I think it just comes by habit. Whenever I'm in a store I'll look at something and think to myself, can I make that?