If you’re anything like me, you’ve got bits of felt lying around that didn’t quite make it as a present or saleable item. Maybe the colours didn’t work, or it was too thick, or you are organised and happen to make several pieces of felt for projects further down the track.
I had a lovely piece of maroon felt, that I made early on in my felting days and it was a bit thick and wide to be a belt, the pieces of silk I felted in didn’t sit right, so despite embellishing it with freshwater pearls and glass beads, I was never very happy with it. And after I got fed up carting it to market and back every month, it’s been lying around unloved in a plastic storage box for a few weeks.
Today, after taking myself on an artist date thanks to a fantastic book that my arty friend Sandra Price lent me last weekend, called “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, I found myself mooching around our local stationers and bought three small and one medium-sized notebooks.
This wasn’t the first shop I visited on my afternoon out – I went to JoyBells Scrapbooking shop in Landsborough which is a veritable feast for creative eyes – and I couldn’t resist some very fine ribbons in different shades that I’m sure I will find use for very soon.
However, back to my creative venture.
I took two of the small notebooks, measured the felt, cutting out pieces that included red glass hearts positioned so they would be in the middle of the front cover. I glued the books, stuck the felt down and when it was dry, used a knife to trim the felt close to the edge of the books.
I rather like them. Great to write a Note to Self.
Now I need to make more felt for the other two books.