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April 19, 2010

Felt circles of happiness

Maritza's baby shower was bound to be a craft gift extravaganza: that's what happens when mom- and dad-to-be are both artists, and their friends are similarly-inclined. (Check out all the crafty gifts on Maritza's blog!) I did my part by giving them the Budgie sweater (the original one!), and the Moderne Baby Blanket.

I also decided to whip up a quick garland for decorating at the shower. I used this tutorial from Anna Maria Horner, some wool felt from Stacie's stash, and leftover embroidery thread from my Sashiko pillow. My husband helped! He traced a spice jar, and cut out all the circles :). We made two garlands, each one 5 or 6 feet long.

This was a super easy project that didn't require a lot of materials. I didn't feel tied down to my sewing machine, and I sewed many of the circles in the car. I think the garland is quite durable, so if Matt and Maritza decide to use it elsewhere in their house, they can!

Posted by Kathy on April 19, 2010 07:40 PM


Really nice; I'd imagine using it in the baby's room, wouldn't you?

You're right, it is absolutely adorable!

What a great idea, and so colorful! I love it!

I love this garland - so pretty! I made one for Valentine's Day and it was such a nice change of pace.

so perfect for the baby's room!

At first, I thought the circles were for nursing pads :)
A garland is a much better idea!

At first, I thought the circles were for nursing pads :)
A garland is a much better idea!

What a lucky baby...and what a good friend you are! The knitted gifts are just beautiful...truly a labor of love...and the garland would be adorable in the nursery!

Love how the garlands are showing off your stash....

Very cool. I love how cheerful it is, though my initial thought was an army of coasters!

Oh, you put me to shame! A sweater OR a blanket have been my usual gifts but you give both PLUS the wonderful garlands. You are a really good friend!

That garland is soooooo cute.... must resist urge to start yet another project....
thanks for showing us.

So cute! I love the last picture-they look like felt flowers. What a nice way to make a reuseable decoration instead of the typical paper fare.

Very nice decor and very reusable.

So cool! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

The garland is definitely a joy-maker. I love it so much! Thanks you! xoxox

My first thought was "Cool! First use: garland, Second use: coasters!"

Good job! :-)

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