I had a fun time last weekend at the EtsyRain Pre-Holiday Craft Show. The weather was beautiful so it was a nice day to be in the city. This country girl seems to only make it to Seattle for craft shows or a trip to IKEA. Only problem was that with the sunshine people just weren't thinking about Christmas yet. Gift buying wasn't quite on the radar. I did come home with a little money for the puppy fund and feeling great about my artwork, so I'm not going to complain.
I did have a few questions about my wool felt, and different projects one can use it for. I decided to do a little experimenting and whipped up this box really quick. I used a 6"x6" piece for the base and 4 6"x12" pieces for the sides. I sewed them up with a straight stitch and threw it in the washer. The first time I washed it by itself on delicate. It barely shrunk and was somewhat flimsy, so I washed it again with a load of jeans and other clothes. I pulled it out and shaped it while it was still somewhat damp. I love how it turned out. It is now 4.5" square and 6" tall with a 2" cuff. Very fun. This felt is my daughter's favorite. Her birthday is coming up in November, so now I have something fun to fill with her gifts. And it was so easy! I think I might be making a few more.