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« on: January 20, 2009 08:28:36 PM »

so I made some needle felted balls earlier (here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288178.0), and then I had the idea to stick some lavender in them.  this is what I came up with!  Its pretty, and it smells good!  So do my hands atm!


this ones just small, but I'm going to keep making these as gifts using different herbs.  and in different sizes.  find herbs that match, maybe dried flower petals...... oooh the possibilities are endless!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009 02:55:01 PM »

Your brilliant! Came out so purrty. How small did it come out finished?
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009 02:59:42 PM »

How much of the herbs or petals did you put in for the smell to travel through the wool?
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009 04:05:21 PM »

this one is about the size of a golf ball.  I didn't measure the amount, though I'd say its about a teaspoon or so.  I think the smell was stronger last night because I was jabbing the flowers repeatedly.  Today the scent is harder to distinguish, but upon rolling it in my hands,  the smell became stronger.  I will probably put a bit more lavender in the next go.  I was thinking these would be good for babies, in thier crib (I'd make it a bit bigger though) Something to ease them to sleep eh?
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009 05:30:21 PM »

and then I had the idea to stick some lavender in them.  this is what I came up with!  Its pretty, and it smells good! 

What a great idea!
Kudos to you for getting your felt to smell awesome
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009 05:38:41 PM »

I'd like to use this idea to sell catnip toys but only with your permission  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009 06:14:02 PM »

I'd like to use this idea to sell catnip toys but only with your permission  Smiley

As long as you don't live in North Western Saskatchewan, go hard!!  It's my plan too!  Everything I do needs to be made into a buisness... Stay at home mom you know?  Gotta make my cash some how!
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009 06:42:47 PM »

lol Nah. I live in Southern California, US. I'll be taking one class next month and cutting back on some hours at work. I'm going to need something to support my crafting habit!

Oh and thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009 07:00:31 PM »

Woo! hopefully it sell great for you!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009 08:10:05 PM »

It's a no go Sad I made a prototype and the cats were chewing and pulling at it. My mom's dog then stole it and ran back to the backyard. She showed me the ball and it's torn. They don't seem to be eating the wool. (and they are being supervised while they play) but it's not something that is safe. Eating wool would really harm an animal. I have lots of craft felt laying around that I can sew the remainder catnip into
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009 09:08:46 AM »

oh no...  thats definitly not good!!    I've made my cat wool balls without catnip and if anything she just felted it further.  Maybe they are tougher with it because of the catnip.   They want the innards so badly they'll rip it to shreds...  Thanks for letting me know its not a great idea to put catnip in it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009 06:19:34 PM »

You're welcome. For now I will throw flakes of catnip at my cats and sprinkle it in their food for a treat.
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