Specifically heart on my elbow. Yesterday I shared my “button collector” cardigan with you (a basic grey cardi that I embellished with some vintage buttons). There is an additional adorable element, needle felted elbow patches. In the shape of hearts. Seriously.
Came across this cute DIY tutorial on Pinterest, of course, originally from the HonestlyWTF blog and couldn’t wait to give it a try. I’ve had needle felting supplies sitting in the sewing room for quite some time (courtesy of my mama) and figured it would be the perfect project for this needle felting newbie. I was a bit hesitant to make my first attempt on the cardigan that I’d spent months in search of, but with little crafting time these days, I decided to “just give ‘er”. I figured the worse case scenario was that it doesn’t work and I end up covering the disaster with fabric patches. No big deal.
Let me just say, needle felting is super fun! Stabbing wool with sharp needles repeatedly is quite therapeutic, and I will keep it in mind as a craft to do when I need to release some frustrations. Plus, super simple. Can’t wait to do some more! Look out! My wardrobe might soon have strange random felted patches everywhere! Be afraid Sammy, your little sleepers are fair game!