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« on: May 08, 2011 08:44:01 PM »

First off, it's nice to be able to post a topic on Mother's Day about Mother Earth.

My camera hates the lighting in my house so bear with me.

First I wet felted a layered ball. The idea is you can open up the planet to see all the layers.

Let me break it down for you:
Inner Core
Outer Core
Mantle
Crust

A view of the Earth's surface


But wait, what's that swimming in the deep heading south?

A giant octopus! The clasp has a long loop so little fingers can easily play.


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 02:41:19 AM »

Oh, that's wonderful.
I like the educational nature of it as well as it will clearly be played with again and again.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011 08:01:04 AM »

I absolutely love this! I'd like to make one for my kids, I know they'd like it. Any tips?
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011 06:26:43 AM »

I want one of these!  I love the look of the felted layers and continents, and the octopus is awesome.  This looks both amazing and fun-and-squishable at the same time, an A+ combination. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 10:26:08 PM »

I absolutely love this! I'd like to make one for my kids, I know they'd like it. Any tips?

I did a web search on how to felt wool balls because my wet felting is a hit or miss. In my search I came across a lot of tips. One being to cut the ball with an electric knife while the wool is a little damp. I'd love to see what you make!
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011 04:59:43 AM »

Cool! I know I have some roving somewhere, I just don't think I have that lovely rainbow assortment of colours though. I'll have to see what's what.
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