So for a friend's birthday, I made my first foray into the land of felting and it was definitely fun. I used O Wool from yarncountry.com (apparently it's organic). I had planned on machine felting like a normal person but the strap kept twisting around the bag and I saw it ending badly so I called upon all the pent up aggression that as a high school student, I am blessed with and switched to the plunger and bucket from this fall's Knitty.
Speaking of that strap, it was originally twice as long, but I cut it in half and looped it back so it wouldn't be ungainly, hence the buttons to hide my messymessy sewing.
Mom: What's the idea behind the really long strap?
Me: Um, I thought it would shrink more...