Sometimes inspiration hits at the most inconvenient times...like working with wool felt on the hottest days of summer (at least so far!!!) A bundle of wool felt arrived on my doorstep a few days ago and I just had to work with it right away. Now, if you haven't yet discovered it, I LOVE autumn and so what better motif to explore than pumpkins?
There was just enough black felt to make a project pocket, scissors case and a needle book. The body of the pumpkin was made with wood felt and the center of the pumpkin and stem were made with Wonder Under lined wool.
The motifs were enclosed with buttonhole stitches and the raw edges were also finished with buttonhole stitches.
The detail on the flap of the project pocket is beaded feather stitches and french knots.
The needle book has pages that are also made from wool felt. Each is labeled with the type of needle that can be stored there. The labels are made from muslin that have been stamped with the needle type. All the pieces are lined with printed cotton.
This project was really fun and I am ready to start another one...maybe with a summer motif!!!