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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Fuzzy Felted Cupcakes - Step by Step Tutorial on: January 20, 2010 07:08:43 AM
Sponsored Project - Fuzzy Felted Cupcakes from SpottedCanary.com

Fuzzy Felted Cupcakes
Let Them Eat Cake!

Designed by Kara Ward

Create cupcakes that look good enough to eat with wool roving.  It is a centerpiece that will last as long as the memories.

  • EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors: EKCB01
  • Dimensions Felt Works 2 Felting Needles and Foam Block Kit: 73357
  • Dimensions Felt Works Pastel Pink/Rhubarb Wool Roving: 73281
  • Dimensions Felt Works Butter/Cheddar Wool Roving: 73284
  • Dimensions Felt Works Ivory/Nutmeg Wool Roving: 73286
  • Dimensions Felt Works Spring Green/Spruce Wool Roving: 73287
  • Dimensions Felt Works Sea foam/Dark Aqua Wool Roving: 73290
  • Dimensions Felt Works Lilac/Eggplant Wool Roving: 73295
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Set: M111102
  • K&Company Madeline 8.5 x 8.5 Paper Pad: 623095
  • Wacky Tac Quick Dry Craft Glue - 4oz: 000933
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fancy Cut Scissors
  • Felt: Green, Tan
  • Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Acrylic Paint Pink
  • Yarn Green
  • 3 Styrofoam balls
  • Wooden Candlestick and Knob
  • Lid to a circle shaped Paper Mache box
  • Pearls
  • Crystal on a Jump Ring
  • Rick-rack
  • Trim
  • Ribbon


1.  Cut Styrofoam ball in half.

2.  Wrap and adhere Wool Roving around the Styrofoam ball.

3.  Accent cupcake top with pearl beads or corsage pins.

4.  Paint and glitter wooden knobs to be the cherry on top of the cupcake.

5.  Using felting needle and foam block, felt wool yarn into the green felt and then trim out leaf shape.  The wool roving goes far.  It can be stretched and manipulated into place.  Make sure when felting the leaves to keep your needle straight and work with a cutting mat under your foam block.  The needle can be damaged from going side to side with it.

6.  Adhere leaf to top of cupcake.

7.  Cut tan felt into the desired size for the cupcake base.  I cut a slight arch in my pattern to create the top of the cupcake larger than its base.

8.  Sew stripes in felt to make it look like a cupcake liner.

9.  Add circle shaped base and place a washer inside of the liner before stuffing it.  This will give it weight so it wont tip over.

10.  Adhere the top of the cupcake to the liner.

11.  Paint and glitter a wooden candlestick.  Add trim around it.

12.  Using patterned paper, cover the lid to a Paper Mache circle-shaped box.  Add lace and rick-rack to lid.

13.  Adhere lid to base and create a cake stand.

14.  Embellish cake stand with a crystal hanging from a jump ring.

15.  Place on display for a special occasion.

2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Wool Felted Coffee Cozy - Step by Step Tutorial on: January 06, 2010 05:29:39 PM
Sponsored Project - Wool Felted Coffee Cozy from SpottedCanary.com

Wool Felted Coffee Cozy

Designed by Holly Craft

Create this practical coffee cozy and decorate it using Dimensions Felt Works wool roving and needle felting tools.  Keep your coffee warm and your hands cool and save cardboard sleeves from going in the landfill!  Personalize it with your own decorative design or even add a monogram for a personal gift!

  • Dimensions Felt Works Felting Needle and Foam Block: 73357
  • Dimensions Felt Works Wool Roving (White/Black 73296, Ivory/Nutmeg 73286, and Denim/Midnight Blue 73292)
  • EK Success Honey Bee Scissors: EKCB06
  • Green embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Wool sweater that has been wet felted


1.  To felt the wool sweater, wash it in the washing machine and dry it until it has the texture of felt.

2.  Cut off the end of the sleeve, including the cuff.  Place the foam block inside the sleeve and create your decoration using the wool roving and the needle felting needle.

3.  For an extra hand hold, roll the sweater down one roll and stitch with thread to secure it there.

4.  Use the coffee cozy as insulation on throw away cups instead of the cardboard sleeves at the coffee shop.

5.  If you are creating a cozy for a mug with a handle, you could simply cut a slit where the handle can come out or make a closure with buttons, Velcro, etc.  The same concept could be used to make a wine cozy, can koozie, etc.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Easy Mixed Media Leaf Necklace - Step by Step Tutorial on: December 15, 2009 05:32:58 PM
Sponsored Project - Easy Mixed Media Leaf Necklace from SpottedCanary.com

Easy Mixed Media Leaf Necklace

Designed by Kelly Keller

Quickly create a beautiful necklace using a variety of beading and crafting supplies. 

  • Felt Works 100% Wool Leaves 73313
  • Jolees Jewels Bicone Beads - 4MM Olivine B0100570S
  • Jolees Jewels Bicone Beads 4MM LT COL Topaz B0100450S
  • Jolees Jewels Donut Bead 8MM Golden Shadow  B0100460S
  • Jolees Jewels Hepta Toggle, Olivine B0402620
  • 3 Silver Head Pins
  • Silver Spacer Beads
  • Silver End Crimps
  • Silver Jump Rings
  • Fabric Glue
  • Velvet Ribbon: Ivory
  • Tulle: Pale Tan Shimmery
  • Cord: Pale Tan Shimmery
  • Thread: Ivory

  • EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors: EKCB01
  • Hole Punch
  • Jolees Jewels Wire Cutters B0800040
  • Jolees Jewels Round Nose Pliers B0800010
  • Jolees Jewels Chain Nose Pliers B0800020


1.  Cut cord to desired length.  Secure silver end crimps with flat-nose pliers.

2.  Use silver jump rings to attach toggle clasp to silver end crimps.

3.  Thread 4MM, 8MM and silver spacer beads onto silver head pins.

4.  To form a loop on the end of silver head pins, use flat-nose pliers to make a 90 degree bend in the wire and trim wire with wire cutters leaving a small piece for the loop.

5.  Grasp the end of the trimmed wire with round-nose pliers and roll the pliers toward the bend to create the loop.
6.  Stitch simple veins in the dark green felt leaf with thread.

7.  Glue dark green felt leaf to light green felt leaf using fabric glue, allow to dry and flatten under a very heavy object.

8.  After the leaf is dry, punch a hole in it.  To make punching a hole in the felt easier: fold a tiny scrap of vellum paper over the stem of the leaf.  Sliding the hole punch onto the leaf is made easier with the vellum and because the vellum is see through, placement of the hole is made easy.

9.  Thread the felt leaf and two beaded head pins onto the necklace with a jump ring.

10.  Tie ribbon and tulle to the jump ring.

11.  Wear necklace short or long.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Denim and Pearls Junk Jewelry - Step by Step Tutorial from SpottedCanary.com on: December 02, 2009 01:55:15 PM
Sponsored Project - Denim and Pearls Junk Jewelry from SpottedCanary.com

Denim and Pearls Junk Jewelry

Everyone has a worn-out pair of jeans.  Craft up some magic with very little money to create a trendy necklace that will catch the admiring eye of jewelry lovers everywhere.

  • Denim Jeans
  • Embroidery Floss: Black, Red
  • Pearls from an old necklace
  • Chains from broken necklaces
  • Old button: gold, zebra stripes
  • Old earring: gold flower
  • Large blue bead
  • Patch (heart with wings and music note): Dritz #2618
  • Jump Rings (2)
  • Eyelets (2)
  • Eye Pin

  • EK Success Jolees Jewels Round Nose Pliers: B0800010
  • EK Success Jolees Jewels Chain Nose Pliers: B0800020
  • EK Success Jolees Jewels Wire Cutters: B0800040


1.  Cut a heart from an old pair of jeans.

2.  Use an eyelet setter and secure eyelets to the top of the heart.

3.  Iron on patch according to the directions on the packaging.  If it is a patch off a piece of clothing from the thrift store, then sew it to the heart.

4.  Embellish the heart with pearls from an old necklace and embroidery thread.

5.  Add a title to the necklace with embroidery thread.  You can pencil the title on and then sew onto the pencil lines.

6.  Measure the length you would like your chain for the necklace.  Make sure you can lift it on and off without much trouble.

7.  Connect your chains together.  Use additional jump rings if necessary.   Place jump rings to attach the chain to the eyelets.
8.  Add a beaded section to the chain by wire wrapping the large blue bead and 2 small pearl beads.  Attach them to the chain by opening the chain on the right side of the necklace.   

9.  Wire wrap the earring and button to the chain.

10.  Wear with a smile on your face.  You created a beautiful, trendy necklace.

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