Saturday, 21 April 2007

Funky or Fuzzy? Does it depend on age?!

Firstly, many thanks to everyone who has visited my infant blog and left me nice comments - it's much appreciated.

This week's DCM dare is set by Gillian and she's challenged us all to make a card featuring felt. To me, felt has a very homely quality so I've gone for a homespun look...


The scrap of gingham fabric is mounted on red laid paper and the felt squares are blanket stitched on with embroidery thread. I made the folk heart 'buttons' by punching the shapes out of wood veneer and making holes with an eyelet punch. A piece of stitched grosgrain ribbon and a smaller wood veneer heart finish it off.


Great dare Gillian - thanks!


P.S. - playing with Fuzzy Felt sets was very popular when I was a kid, hence the title of this post. It's still available and their web site has a fascinating bit about the history behind the idea.

21 comments:

Rhi said...

Beautiful Joanne, a lovely cottagey style which I love. This would look great in a frame! I remember fuzzy felt too, oh the joys of a simple youth!

NickyNoo said...

That's gorgeous, I really love the folk-art style - actually, this would look great in my kitchen! : )

Gillian Hamilton said...

Joanne it's Gorgeous!!!.. soft and comfy!... love those buttons you made, they are unreal, and look awesome how you've used them.
Oh I remember Fuzzy Felt, loved it!

Kathy said...

love this Joanne, I really like the homespun, Shaker feel it has. The buttons are fab - you are so clever to think of that

Leni said...

very pretty!

jaki said...

I have just come across from DCM and I love your cards!!
I especially love the one you made your Mum and the heart with wings :)
Beautiful work!!

Paula said...

Nice card, really love those buttons in the centres nice touch.

Lythan said...

I love the folky look of this card, it is beautiful

Lynne.x said...

Love this folky card Joanne.

Rein said...

This is lovely!

Sarah said...

This is my favourite, love the Shaker look of this card.

Jane said...

I'm sure I left a comment yesterday- maybe its lost in blog land. ANyhow, this is beautiful Joanne really pretty and I love the colours

Saffa said...

Ohhhhhh Joanne this is gorgeous I really love it. Well done the stitching looks fab

xxSaffa

Esther said...

Ha ha! they say great minds think alike! Have you seen my card for the dare?! almost too similar! Lovely card by the way and great idea for the buttons

Dollydimps said...

really lovely card Joanne-I love the folk look-like Rhi said, it wouldn't be out of place in a frame

manicstamper said...

Beautiful. I love the homespun look but it's not a style I am awfully good at.

Rainowgirl said...

This really reminds me of some of the Amish work I saw when on holiday in America. It's really charming and such a great interpretation of felt.

Di

Wife2TJ said...

This is too cute. It has that warm country home feeling to it. Beautiful job!

Jo said...

I love this card, the stitching looks brilliant, a beautiful folky card!
jo xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Sorry this is late Joanne I love the card - fabulous use of fabric, just wonderful.

Thanks for the get well wishes by the way!

scrapnnMO said...

OMG OMG your card is just totally gorgeous girl!!