Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

From our little Felt Chick & everyone here at The Felt Store! We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones:)

As promised, here is our Felt Easter Chicks 15 mins of fame:) Enjoy! And Retweet @thefeltstore









If you want to know how to make this little guy check our post below! Need Material, Click Here


Have a wonderful long weekend! Don't forget to leave a comment below :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

DIY Easter Felt Chick Tutorial

One of our first and definitely not our last DIY step by step tutorial! On how to make your very own Felt Easter Chick! We had tons of fun crafting this little guy, we thought to share it with all of you and make sure our little felt chick has some friends :) So Let's get started!



What you will need: 
Scissors 
Glue gun
Thread- Yellow 
Needle




1) Using the template provided cut out the shapes. Once that has been cut, trace the shape onto the felt. Depending on the shape, use the appropriate coloured felt. Cut out the felt shapes, so that you have two of everything. Refer to the image below 



3)  You'll place the feet in between the chick body and secure it in place with a pin. Once the pieces are aligned together, it's time to start sewing! Start where the feet are and sew about half way till you reach the top of the head. Or enough room for you to be able to stuff the chick. Whatever you prefer. Refer to the images below.



4) Once you've gotten to your desired location it's time to start stuffing! Make sure to keep the thread attached to the chick. Stuff to your desired plumpness and while stuffing you'll also continue sewing to  eventually close the chick entirely. Reference images below. 



5) The sewing part is over! You're more then half way done the Easter Chick! Now, it's time to start gluing. Once the glue gun has heated up, take the white felt & black felt circles (which will be the pupil). Dab a little glue onto the black circle and place it in the centre of the white oval. Now take the small white circle, dab a little glue on the black circle where you would like the "glare of the eye to be" and press down to stick in place. Glue the eye onto the body of the chick, dab glue at the centre of the white oval and two more dabs at the top and bottom of the eye. Press the eye onto the chick and repeat the process for the second eye. 







6) Finally, take the orange beak and dab a little glue onto it and  place at the bottom middle of both the eyes. Once that is in place, VOLA! you have your very Easter Chick :D  



Hope you liked this tutorial, check back with us next week for a new post! Leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of this tutorial :)

Happy Friday! and Happy St Patty's day :) 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Forward with our Felt Clocks!

Hey Hey guys!

This is just a small reminder that your clocks will be moving an hour ahead on Sunday! Even though we loose an hour of sleep :( this is just an indication that spring is officially around the corner :) Plus we get to see actual sun in the morning!! Loving the bright colours on the clock below their our famous Felt Clocks showcased at the Interior Design Show and on several online design magazines! Check out our Felt Clocks Here




The Felt Store - Plain Felt Clocks

Friday, March 1, 2013

It's Friday!

Hello Readers!

The sun is shining, it's Friday and I'm drinking my coffee while writing this...yeah no complaints at the moment. I'm jumping up for joy internally, of course. There is something more special about this Friday...it's the first day of March!!!!! Now that really makes me happy. The weather is a clear indication of that, it's been snowing and raining for the past 3 days! So it's nice to see that mother nature has bestowed some sun our way and the weather has warmed up. Standing at -5 right now, that's pretty warm for us (referencing Canadian weather jokes) LOL

To me this just means spring is around the corner which ultimately leads to summer being not too far along!!! Ahhh just thinking about the sun, beaches, stuffing my winter jacket to the back of my closet. oh how life would be so grand :D (getting a little ahead of myself). Okay, back on track, soo there's a lot of exciting things going on here at The Felt Store, one of which I'll be talking about today!  It's one of my miscellaneous post where I talk about everything and anything, at the same time limiting myself so I don't completely bore you guys.

If you aren't already stalking our website, no worries, I've got you covered :P We have tons of new products on the store! Sewing products have been added, home decor, smaller felt squares...the list goes on so below is a good summary of what we've got going on!

New Products on The Felt Store
To complete this random blog here is a great DIY home project for you to use your scrap materials that are  lying around!  Bugs and Fishes by Lupin has a great project for those odd pieces. Use them to make buttons! More specifically, cover the buttons with felt! Add them on to your shirts and it could be the exact pop of colour for an outfit or the perfect mix and match of texture! Definitely one of those "it's in the details" project to revamp your shirts!

Bugs and Fishes by Lupin Felt Button Tutorial 

Alrighty, that's all I've got for one day :) Enjoy your Friday everyone. We shall meet again next week!