Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday Countdown: Post Christmas


Happy Holidays everyone! 
Hope your winter break is going well and you're getting a chance to spend it with your loved ones.

So Christmas has come and gone and you may be recovering from it all! But we are going to keep counting down until the very end of December and ring in the New Year with you! So stay tuned everyday we continue to reveal a little bit of inspiration and amazing products! So if you are shopping now for the new year or for special birthdays, we've got something for you! Follow the entire countdown via #feltstorecountdown and stay tuned for more amazing products from The Felt Store!



              
                                                                         




Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Countdown: The week before Christmas....

Hello, Hello

On the week before Christmas my true love gave to me.....7 unique gifts from The Felt Store ;) Yes, yes I went there lol...I should think about a career as a lyricist. Welcome to last week before Christmas how excited is everyone!? Cause after all, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy our Countdown of this weeks reveals for a little bit of inspiration and fun unique products. Follow the entire countdown by using the hashtag #feltstorecountdown



Did something catch your eye!? Not to worry our previous weeks videos are below this blog post! And if you liked anything from this week click on the image below!


                    Wool Gloves         Felt Alphabet stickers
                    Assorted Crafting Cork          Felt Coasters
                    Cork Trivets         Felt Ornaments
 Felt Star Tree Topper


Have a wonderful weekend everyone! See you tomorrow



Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Countdown & Weekly Gift Idea Roundup

Hi everyone!

I apologize that this post is a bit late, it's been crazy busy here at The Felt Store, which I am not complaining about. It's always good to be busy. Hope all you had a wonderful weekend, we finally got our first real snow fall here on Saturday which means I have regarded that winter has finally arrived! (trying to take a more positive approach to winter this  year...) Any ways, I'll stop rambling on about randomness and without further a due here is or last weeks round up of the #felstorecountdown!

Did something catch your eye? Click on the image below to shop at The Felt Store. For links to the first weeks round up you can scroll down to the post below or here is a direct link: http://thefeltstore.blogspot.ca/2013/12/holiday-countdown-gift-guide.html





            Felt Sketch Book                      Cork Flower Puzzle

            Felt Pen/Pencil Holder                     Cork Assorted Sample Bag

            Felt Mousepad                      Felt ipad Sleeve
 Felt Pencil Case





Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Countdown & Gift Guide

  


Happy Friday Everyone!

Wow, I can't believe it's that time of year again! December is here and the new year is officially around the corner! We're counting down till the holidays and till the new year, and I want to count down the days with you this holiday season! Also I want to make the gift giving process a fun activity and not stressful so every day we are revealing some of our awesome products! Whether you're looking for some inspiration to make your own handmade gifts or shopping for your loved ones, friends, for secret Santa, or even a little something for yourself ;) (cause we all should treat ourselves too). We've got some lovely things for you to get your creative juices flowing and your holiday shopping experience to be as fun/happy/joyous as possible. We've got gift ideas from the everyday to unique things you can put under the tree or stuff your stockings! Follow the entire countdown via #feltstorecountdown! Or check back here every week for our list!

View our 5 day reveal:



Did you see something you liked in the video!? Don't forget our Holiday Promo is still going on strong: Spend $49.99 or more and we take $5.00 OFF shipping. Click on the image:

                                                             
                                        
   




Friday, November 29, 2013

Revamp Your Wall Using Felt & Cork - Easy DIY Project

Happy Friday everyone!

I found this nifty idea and thought I'd share this DIY project that get's you to think outside the box, with items you wouldn't normally think of using on the wall. I always love seeing unconventional ways to use something that usually has a strict purpose. Like using place mats as modern wall art!? Whaattt. Yup, the image below which I found on pinterest (of course, that's my go to place to get inspired) made me realize that you can use our Felt Round Mouse Pads in the same way! This is a simple easy DIY wall art. Instantly create polka dot walls with a burst of colour!
Source: Pinterst

Get the look:
Round Felt Circles: http://www.thefeltstore.com/default.aspx?CN=BB5496A16DE3

Maybe you want a more natural look for your space? And want to move away from the circles that are floating around. Imagine using our Square Cork Mouse Pads to get the looks below and they can also double take as mini cork boards!
Source: Pinterst

Source: Pinterst
Square Cork: http://www.thefeltstore.com/default.aspx?CN=9CA0CA9CC806

And with our Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals that are going on, it's more of an incentive to get your projects up and running. We're dishing out twice the deals for you all! On top of the entire store being 15% OFF. If you spend $49.99 or more we'll take $5.00 OFF your shipping! So be sure to visit us The Felt Store.



Monday, November 25, 2013

The Felt Store: Promotions!!

Hey Hey guys,

Hope your weekend was great! Just wanted to give you all a reminder and to let you know that this year The Felt Store is having it's biggest Holiday Promotion thus far! And we cannot be more thrilled! On top of our Shipping Promotion that started earlier this month and goes on till January 5th, 2014. We'll be giving you all 15% OFF the entire store this Black Friday through till Cyber Monday!

So 15% OFF + $5.00 off Shipping = Amazing Savings!

Visit: TheFeltStore.com

Happy Shopping!

 

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Felt Thanksgiving -- Link party!

Happy Friday everyone! 



We've got one week till Thanksgiving dinner is upon us and I'm sure a lot of you aren't making last years mistake of keeping everything to the last minute (or at least trying to...) Well even if you are, here are some easy and simple felt projects to get inspiration from. 



let's start off with this fun idea on a way to add ambiance to the home using mason jars and felt. These bloggers used paper to create the feathers but come on, you know using felt would be better ;) 





Project from Crafty Lumberjacks
A very unique napkin holder or it could be a utensil holder too! This blogger also has a step by step tutorial on how to make your own. 


Project from Daisy Mae Belle
Okay We've got the lighting, the place mat and napkin holder covered now you just need place cards to add the finishing touches to your table! 

We found this great idea that includes twine to add a more natural feel and look on the table. This DIY also has a tutorial included to show you how to make the cornucopia. 



Project from The Bright Ideas



Now I know the title says "A Felt Thanksgiving" but I could not, not share this next project/idea and plus we can mix it up a bit here At The Felt Store! hehehe So here is a bonus idea on Card Holders. (P.S. this idea can definitely bring in the "thankful" element to the whole holiday" 


A simple project that can have a wonderful impact on your guests this Thanksgiving. Use Burlap to create envelope place cards. Inside each one, leave each guest a note about why you're thankful for them. Speaks volumes doesn't it!?



Project/idea from Atta Girl Says

Hopefully this list gets you thinking about your thanksgiving decor! Have a wonderful weekend! 


Friday, November 8, 2013

Tablescaping for American Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone!

As always I hope you're all having a fantastic Friday! So as usual I've been perusing through the internet to find interesting trends, what's unique things are being made with felt/burlap/cork and it seems everyone is in fast forward mode to the Holidays. Here I am like "but, but it's only really the 1st week of November! We haven't even had American Thanksgiving. Where did all the turkey decorations & ideas go!? Did the turkey not get to cross the road!? Did Santa like eat this turkey up  and was like muahahaha Christmas came early this time!" 
I know a lot of eCommerce and guru's had predicted this to happen; I guess I shouldn't be that surprised that people  have started holiday shopping and sharing their decorating ideas early, but can we at least let the 2nd week of the month pass! At least. 

So I'm going to make a stand and today's post will be how you can use Felt, Burlap, and Cork to get ready for what seems to be a "disappearing", "invisible" Thanksgiving dinner! We had tons of fun on the set of this photo shoot and yes the benefits of it was we got to eat the food once we were done! So for the few people out there who are thinking on how to decorate the home for turkey day here are some tablescaping ideas and over all decorating ideas for the home!  


 A Felt Store Thanksgiving


 A Felt Store Thanksgiving






All these products showcased can be found at www.thefeltstore.com. Are you a DIY-er? That's fine we can supply you with all the materials you'll need at www.thefeltstore.com/featuredprodcuts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Holiday Promotion for New & Returning Customers!

Happy November & Happy Friday all! 

Hope the first of the month is treating you well, it sure is for me :) But hopefully this blog post will add more of a cheer for everyone! 

We know that Holiday shopping is either on your mind or will be very soon and we know how expensive it can get, but more importantly we LOVE our customers new or returning and we appreciate you all! With appreciate we come bearing a gift, we are starting a holiday promotion earlier for you all.

Receive $5.00 OFF shipping when your subtotal is over $49.99! That means you can go felt/burlap/cork crazy...and it starts NOW till January 5, 2013! 

Visit us at The Felt Store

Visit us at The Felt Store! I told you I would make your day just a little bit better ;) Have a wonderful weekend! 
 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Felt & Halloween...Our 2nd Victim Revealed

Hello everyone & Happy Friday!


Last week I posted our first Halloween Felt Series video! If you haven't seen the video you can find it here: Felt Halloween Series- Victim 1. If you watched the animation carefully there was a clue for you to guess who our next character would be. Well....here is The Felt Store's character reveal!



Did you guess right!? Or were you completely off? Well you've got another chance to take a stab at it ;) Who will be The Felt Store's last felt victim? View the video to find the next clue...and find out Halloween day!

Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Felt & Halloween Series {Video}

Happy Friday!!

It may have been a short week for us here at The Felt Store but Friday is always welcomed with open arms. With the weekend upon us this means Halloween is just that much closer. So we here at The Felt Store got a little Halloween crafty and decided to make one of our infamous Felt video Series with a Halloween theme.

There is a clue in each video as to what character we will be featuring for next weeks Felt Halloween Series! Can you guess who the next character is!? Leave your guess below! Check in with us next week and see if you got it right!




Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 4, 2013

How Are You Preparing for Thanksgiving?

Happy Friday!!

First week of October is already over and that means for our Canadian followers it's only a week till Thanksgiving! So Canadians how are you preparing your home for the big feast? Try something new this Thanksgiving dinner with our featured household cork products, whether your celebrating Thanksgiving in October or November add a bit of texture to that dinner table. Let us know what traditions run in your family for "Turkey Day"


Shop at: www.thefeltstore.com/default.aspx?CN=6CE­C13CCB672

Credits:
Sarah Paul
Fran Brand
Allia Akhtar
Nathaniel James (music)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Felt Geometric Wall Art

Hey hey everyone!

Today I'm going to be posting a quick and easy DIY project that is perfect as a weekend craft. We at The Felt Store as you know moved into a new building about a year ago! And slowly but surely we've been creating an inviting and warm office space for everyone here of course by using felt! We stumbled upon Craft Blog's Geometric Felt Artwork (www.craftedblog.com) which inspired us to create felt triangle wall art using the fall season as our colour palette! We used rich reds, oranges, and yellows to create our artwork.


Check out the tutorial below to create your own Autumn wall art for your space!

Materials 
- 9" x 12" Felt Sheets 
- Triangle Stencils
- Glue/Tape
- Scissors
- Bristol Board
- Frame

Steps 

1) Plan out how you would want the pattern to be and how the colours would be placed on the bristol board. Below is that pattern and colours we used!

 Felt Colors: Red, Antique Gold, Orange, & yellow

2) Next cut out the triangles in each colour you have chosen. We used a stencil to make sure our triangles were a consistent size.


3) Using the printed out guide shown in step 1 we taped down the triangles on white bristol board. You can definitely use glue to secure the triangles. 


4) After placing all the triangles onto the bristol board, you'll have something that looks like this! Simple, easy and adds a pop of colour and texture to your space. 


You don't have to enclose it in a frame, you can even leave out the glass or plastic from the frame so that you can actually touch the felt! Interactive artwork is always great. 

What fall crafts have you been working on? Let us know below! It's always great to see what you all are up to :) 

Happy Friday guys! 




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dolls and Daydreams

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of coming across Sarah Hanson via our twitter account! This is why I love social media a simple tweet can lead to a wonderful conversation between two people and a bonus we found another lover of felt! Sarah Hanson’s creativity and love for felt has lead her to design an abundance of felt dolls under her business Dolls and Daydreams! We just had to share her story with you guys and it’s a great example of yet again the many things you can do with felt and where your passion can take you!


Hi my names Sarah, I am the indie soft toy designer behind Dolls And Daydreams
. I’m an English girl living my Daydreams in the USA with my wonderful husband and beautiful children as my daily source of inspiration.


I specialize in Fun & Easy Step by Step Photo Tutorial Sewing Patterns so that even a beginner sewer will be able to make dolls and softies just like mine! 


When I was a little girl my Nanna taught me to sew & my first project was a little rag doll - I was in love! But when I brought a store doll pattern I was shocked at how hard it was to understand and so unhappy with my finished friend. So I kept creating my own doll & softie designs for my friends & family. 


My life took an interesting turn after I organized a charity doll drive for the children of Haiti. I designed and offered an easy free doll pattern and the response was amazing. We collected over 500 dolls for the children and have since continued to collect, make & send out 1000’s to children in need all over the world. Through this wonderful work I received so many kind comments and requests for more designs and patterns and thus Dolls And Daydreams™ was born. 


I start with my daydreamed doll/softie sketches and after numerous prototypes I turn them into patterns to share with other stay-at-home mummies who want easy to follow patterns that let them make quality products for their kiddie winks to enjoy, something that reflected their child’s uniqueness that they can pour love into whilst they make it for them.




I use a mix of 100% cotton and 100% wool felt.  I loved the bright colors of felt and the simplicity of it .. those lovely sharp lines when you cut it that never fray make my day!   When I use it in my designs I know that others will enjoy working with it because it is so easy to use. 


Nearly all of my appliqu├ęs are felt, it’s those amazing non-fraying edges again!!!!  Details both big – like the hair I use on my dolls - and small – like the eyes - look amazing in it!

I love handmade and support cottage industries whole heartedly! That means you can sell your finished dolls and softies! Hooray!!!

Sew .... Let's Sew Together! Pop over to my shop here:
http://DollsAndDaydreams.com

Please feel free to post your finished dolls on my Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/dollsanddaydreams  , I love seeing everyone’s creations!


For Free doll & softy Sewing tutorials check out my blog: http://dollsanddaydreams.blogspot.com/

Hugs and happy sewing everyone!  Sarah xxxxx