Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Fa la la la felt....

A few weeks ago I purchased a copy of Fa la la la felt by Amanda Carestio, a book containing 45 handmade holiday decorations that all use felt as their main fabric.

I wanted to share the book with you as I am really thrilled with it and how easy the projects are, none of them take long to complete either which is always a bonus!

What I love most about the book is the range of projects, from decorations to garlands to stockings.... pretty much everything you need to decorate your house during the festive season! And look how cute the projects are, who wouldn't want these little toadstools adorning their Christmas tree?

I'm looking forwards to making Mr Gingerman and his sugar friend although a trip to the craft shop is needed as I used up the last of my brown felt....

making these cute little owls....

I'm going to leave you with a few of the items that I have made so far. None of them took more than an hour to make, in fact the thing that took the longest was working out how to use our new photocopier to copy the patterns.... I am so bad with technology!

Fa la la la felt is available to buy here on Amazon :)



  1. Thanks for sharing, these are so cute - I particularly lke the owls and the toadstools - perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree! Sarah

  2. Oh this is a lovely looking book - and your makes so far are super :)

    Have just had a look at your Folksy shop and spotted the blue PJ Maileg bunny modeling the cushions (gorgeous, btw). Would you mind if I nicked the pick and put it on my facebook page with a link in my 'spotted' section? It may send some visitors over :)

    Let me know - would not dream of doing it without permission. (Especially having just had to write email to someone who has been copying all my product descriptions word for word... sigh...)

    Love Charlotte

  3. I love the owl, keep us updated on what else you make! xXx

  4. wonderful book and your wonderful decors!!
    i love your wedding day piccy on your previous posting- you look gorrrrgeous and pretty dress x

  5. How super-cute! I'm currenly having a felt creation moment, but it's nothing like as neat and lovely as yours! xxx

  6. oh my gosh this is amazing! I'm definitely going to buy that book. I love felt, it's so versatile and easy to work with. You've made some lovely items :) <3 the gingerbread house the most! z

  7. Oh wow they are so sweet! What a lovely book, thank you for sharing :) I think my sister will really love this book, it might just go in her Christmas stocking this year!

  8. I so need this book - Thanks for pointing me in the direction!! I loved your little Felt heart brooch. The Christmas shop at Wentworth is always a very dangerous place!!! xxxx

  9. Oh this book looks so so adorable.

    Just wanted to say thank you for your message yesterday about my Mum.


  10. This books looks so adorable, felt is a great material to work with. I especially love the Toadstools :)

  11. Very, very cute. I'm rather in love with the toadstools!

  12. Hi! I'm new to your blog, it's super cute! I'm now following! :)

  13. Aw wow, that book looks lovely. Love working with felt and anything that involves making an owl is fantastic in my eyes :)

  14. Oh my goodness... the owl is perfection. I MUST make one for myself! Thanks for the heads up! x

  15. It looks such a great book and how cute are the things you've made already!

    Victoria xx

  16. i to have the book an loved making the birds on pegs,the hearts ,also the fruit,will be doing xmas trees,keep making