I am the kind of person that likes to “kill two birds with one stone” … ALWAYS. Even right now, I am organizing pictures and bloggin’ while Mr. Z is driving to Louisiana. I gotta make the trip anyway, so I might as well do something productive during this down time. If I am just visiting with friends or watching TV, I feel like I can be doing something with my hands; otherwise, I have a tendency to get bored. Cutting out felt letters is perfect for my busy hands. It’s totally “mindless”.
I think I want to take up needlepoint for car rides. Both of our families live on the other side of town, which is approximately 45 minutes one way. I feel like I could get a lot done in that time. I could have a "crafting to go" bag!
For this project --- I chose a letter that was big enough to sew around. I created a simple pattern by printing out letters, cutting them out and then tracing onto the felt. Then, I placed the felt letters on the fabric and dotted a few drops of hot glue on the felt to hold in place. I didn’t want to use a million pins and I wanted to make sure the letters stayed exactly where I wanted them- hot glue does the trick! I used the felt letters to make a cute vertical banner for my aunt and a pillow for my Grandmother.
Felt is cheap and I used fabric that I already had on hand.