The crafting bug has really bitten this time… and I’ve totally gotten into making felted Christmas ornaments (I took a class last weekend). In fact, it has become a bit addictive. Here’s a sample (a bit out of focus) of some of the ornaments I’ve made so far. I haven’t wired them for hanging yet… but will do that soon.
I love how these feel as I work on them – all soft and cozy. My son (with Autism) loves the feel of the finished product. He also loves to finger the roving that I use in the felting process (and roll it into little balls, and tear it into tiny pieces, and form a faux-beard with it…). His sensory needs seem to be satisfied as he explores the textures he gets as he plays. Extra bonus? I get to actually finish a project while he is in the room. Win – Win!
My relatives had better watch out – it will be a felty Christmas this year!!!