what’s up buttercup

more WOOL

inspired by a July/August 2008 Cloth Paper Scissors article by Kelli Perkins … I finally tried my hand at some felted ATCs

I started with a blue wool skirt that I washed and dried hot hot hot … next …  inspired by Linda Vincent … again and again … I punched various wool bits into the skirt wool (and my fingers too … ouch!)

these finger protectors can be found at the stationary store and do help some


I cut the background into artist trading card (ATC) size and started to embellish


I have wanted to try making a free form flower ever since I received another friend Linda’s lovely wool felted pin in a swap

next I really want to try my hand at WET wool felting …

thanks to each of you that share so freely and  inspire me each and every day … speaking of sharing … Caterina is having a gorgeous giveaway … pop by her Bell’Antico blog for a chance to be the lucky winner

25 responses to “what’s up buttercup

  1. Lovely! Good job! 🙂

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  2. They look great Patti! I have dabbled a bit, but yours are fantastic! I’m always attracted to that fuzzy warm look!

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  3. I think these are just beautiful I love the effect I wouldn’t have a clue where to start though and also think the end result is worth yr sore finger lol (that flower is just perfect)

    Love Dawn xx

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  4. I have been looking at Goodwill to rescue old woolen sweaters and skirts to add to my hand felting assortments. I love working in woolens when it is just beginning to get cool and crisp. You have captured a sense of wonder and soften beautiful textures. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  5. These felted ATC`s are wonderful! They turned out really nice 🙂

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  6. Lovely, Patty. You remind me I have lots of things to needle felt! Never tried ATCs, though!

    Catching up on blogs after four days away plus another three of running to stay in place and catch up at work! I’ll try to comment on all; you know I’ll look at them!

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  7. Marilyn Rock

    Patty; these are SO charming! I love them! xxoo

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  8. I felt your “ouch” all the way in northern NJ! It DOES hurt when you “miss”!!! Your atc’s are amazing, and I love the way you’ve added the flowers. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  9. Virginia Burrows

    Awesome felted ATC’s – may have to give that a try!

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  10. Patty, they are oh so pretty, i love that you recycled a sweater. I always find it shrinks on me when im punching and cut mine right at the finish. you might be bit gentler than me!
    those flowers are gorgeous too…hope you have some fingers left. i do mine on my lap too , thats not good either!

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  11. Patty they are delightful! I’m so glad you’ve got into felting……doesn’t it feel gorgeous!
    Now go for the WET method…. 🙂
    (You can then combine the two!)
    Hugs
    Linda x

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  12. Your felted ATCs are so lovely! I’m almost sure..Iwon’t felting in my creative life 🙂

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  13. Oh you creative little thing you…one day it’s this, the next it’s something equally as FUN. These are deliciously FUN. You are just plain FUN, Patty!!!

    I know enough about felting to stick on the end of a pin, but I have high hopes to change that one day. However, when I bought a few supplies, one of the things I purchased was this brush-looking mat that you poke into….would that help save your lovely fingers?

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  14. Goooooood grief, girl. It’s challenging to find something you can’t do…oh wait…..I know!!! hee hee Well…these are gorgeous…and you even got a comment from BFF Virginia on this one!

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  15. Awesome ATCs!

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  16. OUCH. I know that “stuck” feeling.

    My friend Dana makes these little gems and they are time consuming, but so beautiful when finished. I love your bird’s nest. Is there anything you won’t make a nest out of? Love, love, love it. But of course, those flowers are totally awesome, too.

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  17. Between soap, wool felting ATCs and dying paper – there is NO way to keep up with you!!! Are you sure there are enough hours in the day for you to create? LOL

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  18. Love them!

    I have two afghans I tried to shrink but they shrunk in “squares.” I also picked up some wool coats at Goodwill but now wonder if these will work…if my machine or dryer are hot enough.

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  19. I’ve got one of Linda’s brooches too, aren’t they gorgeous? Love your felted ATCs.

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  20. Good Grief Charlie Brown – you are just too too much. All that talent in you is overwhelming me and I love it! hugs, m

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  21. These are gorgeous,Patty.

    Wishing you a vey happy summer.
    xx

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  22. GORGEOUS! Those flowers are so neat!

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  23. WOw, those flowers look absolutely great!

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  24. Wow I’ve never felted an ATC, looks like a fun project.

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