Flat Needle Felting

Flat needle felting - needle felted white flower on pale orange felt

  Flat needle felting is a very easy way to create 2D designs on textiles. My daughter created the above flower design on wool felt, and then framed it with an old embroidery hoop! Above is a wool sweater that I shrank (by mistake!).  But, since it fit my daughter in its new size, we […]

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New Arrival: Lucky Ladybug Finger Puppet

Lucky Ladybug Finger Puppet on a wooden mannequin

  I am happy to announce a new finger puppet & felt ornament from Muumade: The Lucky Ladybug! The Lucky Ladybug sewing pattern contains a tutorial for a beginner friendly hand-sewing project.  It is now available from my online Etsy shop: muumade.etsy.com Visit The Lucky Ladybug’s blog page for more cute photos and information. I […]

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The Little Felt Bunny with Felt Eyes

Little Felt Bunny with felt eyes

  I recently made a Little Felt Bunny with felt eyes instead of the French Knot eyes included in the original instructions.  The result was a completely new look for the Little Felt Bunny! I decided to use felt for the eyes when I was making a black Little Felt Bunny as a gift for a […]

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Needle Felted Food

needle felted food - hamburger

  Do your children enjoy make-believe picnics and dinner parties with their toy friends?  Needle felting is an easy way to fill such special occasions with lots of homemade (or rather, “handmade”) food. Needle felted food can be made into whatever shapes and sizes that match your child’s play friends. If you are not familiar […]

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Redecorating Hair Clips

Redecorated hair clips with felt and fabric

  Redecorating hair clips is a simple and fun sewing project for children and grownups alike.   If you have hair clips with chipped paint or broken decorations, this is a great way to renew them.  In addition, the fact that the finished barrettes are wearable is a big motivational factor for young crafters! As […]

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A New Arrival: The Simply Simple Cat

Simply Simple Cat - sewing pattern - a pair of cats, black and white

  I just finished a new pattern & tutorial for a Simply Simple Cat.  Its name says it all – it is simple to make, and the finished cat is simply simple! This download item is now available from my esty shop, Muumade.etsy.com. Please also check out my blog page for more details and some […]

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The Making of the Little Felt Bunny

A green bunny and a blue floppy eared bunny looking at each other

  The Little Felt Bunny is a small stuffed animal, which began as a play companion that I made for my daughter some years ago.  I was inspired to make a bunny because we were reading Watership Down by Richard Adams at the time.  (It is a beautiful book, by the way!) I always begin […]

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Halloween Witch Finger Puppet

  A new arrival, just in time for Halloween! Luna the Halloween Witch is a finger puppet with wild bright orange hair. The patterns and tutorial for Luna the Halloween Witch are now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com! For more information and some cute photos of Luna and her pet cat Sombra, please visit […]

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How much can an eye express?

  Sharp piercing eyes, warm eyes, absent eyes, angry eyes…. Our eyes express emotion and convey personality. But how about the eyes of stuffed animals?  Can a pair of eyes made of felt express anything? Indeed, I think that they can!  Below are some examples of the effects you can achieve using the same exact […]

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