Felted Troll Soap + a Rockin’ Minion

Felted Troll Soap by Jennifer Sundstrom featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We love this fun little felted troll! 🙂

“Trolls poppy felted soap for my daughter. I know the hair will be a mess once wet. my daughter wanted this and she will be so happy. It’s a surprise”

– Jennifer Sundstrom, California

Felted Katy Perry Minion by Rai Cosby featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Rockin’ Minion! This is so original 🙂

“my new katy perry minion she is made with living felt yellow batting. hair is gold roving jumper is pre felt blue. my first time doing hair this way ,still working on getting it down better”

Rai Cosby, Florida

Lovely Felted & Needle Felted Soap

Felted Soap by Michele White on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Michele White shared her very artfully felted lavender goat’s milk soap on our community
facebook page…and won a $25 Gift Certificate to Living Felt!!

She even shared her techniques for felting and needle felting designs onto soap

“First you lay out the roving or batt in one direction – about twice the size of your bar.
Then place another layer running another direction. start at one end
and very tightly wrap the wool around the soap by turning the bar end over end.

The ends can be tucked in at the last turn. If there is too much bulk at the ends
– you can pull some of the fiber until it leaves just the amount you want.
I then lightly needle felt the soap. I just poke right into the soap.

Sometimes it is easier to surface felt by poking sideways across the surface.
Once the wool is beginning to grasp the shape of the soap – cover it in a knee high stocking
and dip into hot hot water. Rub and Rub and Rub – squeezing out the excess water.
once you cannot pinch the wool – you know it is done. I then remove it from the stocking
and let dry over night – then embellish with yarn, roving, or top.”

Thanks, Michele & Congratulations on Winning!

Felted Magical Delights in Many Varieties!

Lisa Bondurant lives in Virginia, and shares that she spends her time raising kids, gathering eggs, cutting wood, scoping out trees for tapping, making syrup in the last days of winter, watching her garden NOT grow in the summer, writing, wishing that there were more hours on the clock for sleeping. She creates along with my mother; Mom crochets and sews and Lisa wet felts and needle felts All of their designs are original and free hand, Lisa never use a pattern or template.

I was a Milk House Girl, which meant I milked a lot of cows, and Sweetpea the Cow was my very favorite cow in the world! Every morning she met me with a nudge of her pink nose and a hug, yes a hug! She would curl her neck around and squeeeeeeeze me against her side until I scratched her ear, told her she was the most wonderful cow in the world, that she was the sweetest cow in the world and that she was still my favorite cow. I have a lot of stories to tell about Sweetpea and one day I will. Until then this bar is inspired and dedicated to Sweetpea my friend always!

“Love You Love Ewe” felted bar. Created for Valentines Day or anytime you need to say I Love You. I use quick felting core fibers to help with felting with a soft merino tops over to give it a gentle touch to the skin. I then needle felt my design onto the dry bar. We live in the mountains above the Shenandoah valley and every time we look out the window we are inspired by nature and the life around us.

Chickadee microwavable hand warmers made from salvaged felted sweaters. We then fill with rice and I needle felt the chickadee and berry branch onto the front. We love chickadees and watch them feed just at the edge of our woods everyday. These are great to make from bits and pieces of leftover felt or sweaters from a larger project.

“Way Too Fluffy Family” felted bar set. Again I use a quick felt core fiber with soft merino over the top to wet felt. After drying I use black, pink and white to needle felt my family onto them. Inspired by the fluffy white sheep that dot the green Valley every Spring. Needle felting soap can be a challenge! If you hold the needle at the wrong angle or poke too hard the needle tip can break and ruin your bar.

My mom crocheted the bowl from Burly Spun white and we felted it down in the washer. After felting I needle felted the pink rose on the side and 1 rose on the bottom of the bowl. We have a wild pink rose in our back yard and seeing it bloom just makes me happy!

Salvaged sweater bag made from a rescued Irish Home Craft sweater that was bought at the thrift store. We felted it down in the washing machine then turned it into 3 different bags. I needle felt the design onto it with my hand dyed Merino. Felting sweaters is so easy after felting bars of soap!

Visit Lisa & Mom on etsy: http://etsy.com/shop/bondurantmountainart
Visit their website:  http://www.bondurantmountain.com

Incredible Felted Soaps by Dominika and Magdalena!

We could hardly wait to share these amazing felted soaps with you! Designed and felted by Dominika and Magdalena, two European girls living in New York and creating together.

Hello, we are two girls from Europe Magdalena, and Dominika Hatchett, we met in some mysteries coincidence. Believing that everything is possible we had decided to try to use our creativity to express our life stories in some craft work. We had many grate ideas witch we are trying to realize, and are in progress ,we started from looking at you- tube videos  and we get really inspired by Marie’s tutorials and all process of wet felting took as to the felted soap idea. The rest was just a pleasure!

So that’s how we do it, we use hand maid soap, and New Zealand Corriedale Wool , after wet felting process  we needle felt designs  witch are reflection of our feelings and emotions .

The inspiration to make this soap was fact of being in the middle of looking for new appartment and moving, living with my friends for a while constantly caring a suitcase with me.

Magdalena Kowal “suitcase”  used a CORE WOOL and New Zealand Corriedale Wool.”

The paradise flower set was created just with the thoughts about summer time in the snowy  winter evening, The funny thing was a few days after I made them, my neighbor brought for me the same exactly orange lilies 🙂

We used wonderful colors of New Zealand Corriedale Wool – Amazon Rainforest, Pilgrim’s Harvest, African Safari, Navajo Canyon, Spanish Fiesta we prefer to use Felting Needles 38 Star to apply designs.

Want to see more…perhaps get some for yourself? Get on over to their Etsy Store!

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Also see more fun soaps and our free felted soap tutorial here.

Romantic Floating Soap Swans! ~ Lori Odhner

 

Felted Swans Over Soap

Felted Swans Over Soap

 

This lovely pair was felted by Lori Odhner of Bryn Athyn, PA.  Wouldn’t they make a charming centerpiece?  Whether sitting or swimming, I’m officially in love with them Lori! Thank you for sharing with us!

“These swans are wrapped around soap so they float in the tub. I give them as wedding and anniversary gifts. I love your wool!!!

Lori Odhner ~ Bryn Athyn, PA

Felted Cookies? You Bet!

Felted Cookies

Felted Cookies

These look good enough to eat!  Debi Pott sent us this pic and I instantly was ready to take a bite…
except I’d be blowing soap bubbles if I did! They’re soap!

Just wanted to share with you a plate of “felted soap cookies”.   I needle felted the chocolate chips and added them to each cookie which was wet felted around a hunk of chocolate chip cookie scented soap!  I still need to make time to play more with my felting, but I have enjoyed what little I have done!   Thanks!”   Debi Potts, Plymouth, PA