Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Feature of the Week: Lumpy Buttons

This week we feature Esther the creator, maker, and designer behind Lumpy Buttons. Her Etsy shop is a beautiful mix of quirky, fun, goofy, geeky and adorable handmade felt items. And we were so excited to find out that The Felt Store is her little secret when it comes to getting her hands on beautiful colour felt.

         

             


Esther started making pins for herself, it was a way to add some colour and flare to her winter coat during the cold months in Buffalo that lasts far longer then it should. (Trust me I know, with The Felt Store HQ just across the boarder in Canada). Little did she know that a year later she would be the owner of an Etsy shop and making not only pins but plushies to ornaments, and custom work for others. Sewing came naturally to her, a skill that her mother passed on to her while she was growing up, making handmade gifts for family and friends during the holidays season, it's no wonder her hand sewing skills are fantastic and she has the patience and focus to grow Lumpy Buttons.

To just give you an idea it takes up to 3 hours to finish an embroidered pin. I don't know about you, but it  makes one appreciate all the effort that goes into handmade items and why they truly are one-of-a-kind! Below are a few amazing plushies that our felt was used to create!

Lumpy Buttons- instagram
           Keepsake Plushie            

Head on over and check out her Etsy shop- a great place to start the holiday shopping ;)

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/lumpybuttonsgifts

Follow her on Facebook & Instagram to get the latest



Make sure to stay connected for a DIY featuring Lumpy Button's she was nice enough to make for all of you!  We'll be posting a full tutorial on how to make beautiful felt leaf trivets- including a free pattern and step by step instructions!

Here is a sneak peak of what's to come:




Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Win $300 worth of Designer Felt & get 10% Off Felt Now!

Heyyyy guys!

Hope the change in season hasn't dampen your mood and if it has I definitely have a pick me up! For all those of you who DIY, Craft, Hand make your felt projects this is a great opportunity to get your crafts out there and get a little recognition for all the hard work you put in!





















We (The Felt Store) and I are super excited to say that w
e're sponsoring this year's new Felt Category for The Crafty Awards! What is The Crafty Awards? Only the best live stream awards show out there (duh) No but seriously, on a more convincing note this award celebrates great work of art most people really get to see, the crafters, the DIY-ers, the makers! 

So why enter? The real questions is why not!? There are giveaways, there are cash prizes, there is beautiful felt for the winner of the category from yours truly (us) and a chance for your work to get recognized! 

Submit your Felt Crafts here: http://thecraftys.com/work/hello-wall-art-with-felt-flowers/


Entries have to be submitted by October 25th, 2015 (open to U.S residents only) and on November 6th a livestream will broadcaster from San Francisco, hosted by PBS crafting 'guru', Mark Montano  

Want 10% OFF now? 

1)Head over to www.thefeltstore.com and get 10% OFF your purchase using the coupon code: THECRAFTYS when checking out. 

Want to win $300 worth of Designer felt!? 

2) Make awesome felt crafts and submit it here: http://www.craftfoxes.com/blog/win-300-in-designer-felt-get-a-10-discount-on-felt-now for a chance to win over $300 worth of designer felt (100% merino wool) 





Thursday, September 17, 2015

Decorating and Styling with Felt!

If your room could talk, they'd ask for these! What better way to start a new school year or work after holidays than with a brand new work space? Here are the essential items for an organised school/work desk – and trust me with felt nothing is boring! I mean why does your work space or dorm decor have to be cheesy and motivational? Transform your space into an interior design equivalent that will actually inspire you to power through those papers/reports or whatever.

                             

Transform your space into the interior design equivalent that will actually inspire you to power through those papers/reports or whatever. See how you can take the next step with felt!


 

                   
Roll up Pencil Case
Felt Cell Phone Case