If you love making stuff from felt and you love Christmas crafting you will LOVE the new book from Lark Crafts: 'Tis the Season to Be Felt-y includes over 40 felt decorations to make for Christmas - ornaments, stockings, wreaths and more!
It's the follow-up to the awesome Fa La La La Felt (which has a special place in my heart as it was the first book to feature my work, way back in 2009) and it includes eight projects designed by me. It was a huge amount of fun working on these designs, I hope you'll love them as much as I do...
First up: Beaded Star Baubles. These are made with felt and fabric and edged with sparkly seed beads. I used bright colours for my baubles (you guys know how much I love bright colours) but you could mix and match any of your favourite shades to make your baubles.
Next, instead of making a gingerbread house why not sew a whole Gingerbread Village to hang on your tree? These would also look great as a garland, hung from bakers twine or festive ribbon.
I love hanging ornaments from doorknobs at Christmas (ornaments aren't just for the Christmas tree, you know!) These Dangling Star Ornaments would be perfect for that, or for hanging anywhere else you fancy:
Christmas isn't all about presents... but presents are pretty great! This Mini Gifts Garland can be filled with tiny treats, or you can use the pattern to make individual ornaments to hang on the tree:
Then there's a Mistletoe Sprig, for Christmas kisses :)
One of my favourite projects was this Rainbow Star Stocking. Felt comes in so many great colours, this is a great project for using up a whole spectrum from your stash! You can, of course, use fewer colours for the stars - mix and match your faves or just use two contrasting colours for the two layers of stars.
I also loved stitching this Caroling Bird Stocking! Bullfinches are one of my all time favourite birds.
My final design for the book? A set of Cocoa Coasters! Just looking at this photo makes me want to make a hot chocolate, so be warned: sewing these may give you cravings!
Of course there are also lots of projects in this book that weren't designed by me... there are festive felt makes from Mollie Johanson, Lisa Jordan, Aimee Ray, Jodie Rackley and more.
I especially adore these retro ornaments by illustrator Jennifer Jesse...
... and these darling Teacup Ornaments by Kathy Sheldon (I think we all know at least one tea lover who'd love one of those as a Christmas gift!)
'Tis the Season to Be Felt-y is out now and available from Amazon USA, Amazon UK and many other bookshops. Please note: The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links.