Tomorrow, we will be hosting a give-away from our sponsor, A Child’s Dream. Yippy Skippy! When Debbie, the shop owner, was trying to decide what to give-away, I quickly suggested her WoolPets Needle Felting Kits. I’ve got a history with needle felting. Actually, it’s a tale of woe, but I’ll share that tomorrow, and I thought it was high time to once again dabble in needle felting 🙂 Anyway, thought our readers would love the kits, and Debbie suggested she send me one to play with before hand. I was psyched!
There are many different animals to choose from, including a bug or 2 🙂 You can check out the WoolPets Kits HERE. I chose a cutie patootie hedgehog! First, because they are cute as a bug’s ear and second, because it said it was a “beginner” kit. I have done some needle felting, but it’s been a while, so I thought I’d start out easy. I was a wee bit concerned when the kit came in because it had a sticker that said “intermediate” on it. So, not quite sure if the sticker was wrong or the description, but since he was pretty easy to make, I’m thinking it is “easy”.
Before I started I gathered together my supplies: the WoolPet Kit from A Child’s Dream, a foam felting cushion, my needle felting needles and holder, a ruler, and yes, a few band-aids so I wouldn’t have to stop when I inevitably skewered myself 🙂
So, let’s take a peek inside the cute little box.
Everything you need to make 2 or 3 hedgehogs. I went through and read all the instructions. I hate surprises when crafting 🙂 Tons of actual photos with written descriptions, which were clear and easy to follow. The only supply not included were the needle and thread needed to sew on the eyes. Make sure you have a very small eyed needle to fit through the little beads.
Started out making the body… Hey, look, I made an owl pellet!
Step by step the instructions took me through process.
So, there you have it. For starters, I had a blast, and I only punctured myself once, and it didn’t even warrant a band-aid. Color me proud!
The whole project took 2 1/2 hours. I’m sure experienced needle felters are much faster, but I moved slow, trying not to become a human pin cushion! The hardest part was adding the curlicues to the hedgehog’s back. By the time I was half through it, though, I had developed a technique and was moving much faster. So, here is my finished WoolPet Hedgehog.
I decided he looks more like a mouse in sheep’s clothing! His nose is a bit long and his ears are a bit big, but that’s okay. I still love him. His name is Bob Vila… no relation. One of the lovely things about the kits is there are enough supplies to make 2 or 3 hedgehogs! I’m sure I’ll be faster the next time, and he may even look more like a hedgehog 🙂
So there you have it… my adventures with a WoolPet Kit. I definitely give it 2 thumbs up… even if one has a little boo-boo on it 🙂
Make sure you stop by tomorrow for your chance to win a WoolPets kit of your choice, a foam felting pad, and a felting needle holder with an extra needle from A Child’s Dream. You’ll love these kits!