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« on: January 24, 2011 04:21:35 PM »

We are going to an engagement party this weekend, and I picked up this cool Anniversary Dishtowel from Anthropologie to give as a little gift. It lists all of the traditional anniversary gifts up to the sixtieth anniversary. When I purchased it, the woman at the checkout offered me a gift box, to which I said "Sure!" Now the box she gave me was the right length and width, but way to deep for a dishtowel. But it is an Anthro box, and therefore awesome quality and gorgeous in itself, and a total waste to not use. So I had a dilemma. Deep box, flat little dishtowel. What to do? I had no choice but to make something else to go in the box with the dishtowel.

I love to give ring bowls as engagement or wedding gifts. They are a perfect gift for just about every couple, small, inexpensive, and practical. I'd never made one myself, but I still have a bunch of wool roving that needs to be used up. To make this bowl, I layered the roving around a Styrofoam form, then began jabbing away with my felting needle. Once it was mostly felted, I removed it from the form and moved on to wet felting. This shrunk and firmed it up quite a bit, and I formed it into the shape I wanted. I allowed it to dry, and went back in with my needle and patched up any thin spots. Then I needle felted a heart and embroidered it with some cotton embroidery floss in a scratchy style to matches the towel. Finally, I needle felted the heart into the bottom of the bowl.


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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011 04:29:06 PM »

This is beautiful -- and a great idea.  I love the colors that you chose for this!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011 04:41:34 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011 08:14:32 PM »

They are so lucky to receive this! It is so beautiful! LOVE the colors!
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011 08:14:20 AM »

That is so sweet, I love the little heart, what a great detail and totally the kind of thing that would get treasured for generations Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011 08:14:23 PM »

Wow. That is simply beautiful!
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