I've been feeling like this for a long time now - eyeing felting projects like Suna's tutorial for making felted balls, wishing I could make play landscapes like this one, wanting this book, and coveting some felted bowls for the baby's room.
Well, I've gone and done it! Would you believe that I found all of this wool batting (or is it called roving? I don't even know the difference!) for well under $20? Luckily, a local Waldorf school runs an enchanting little shop nearby. I'm all set with my needles and piece of foam. Now I just need to finish this book manuscript before I allow myself to start up with a new crafting hobby!
Here's another jewel I picked up at the store: Living Crafts magazine. Am I the last person to find out about this incredible mag? Living in Mexico for three years barred me from any magazine subscriptions, so I don't know if I'm the last person to hop on this wagon or what. Apparently it's been out for a year. (I'm going to have to get my hands on the back issues!) Are you familiar with it? It's really super - it has all sorts of craft tutorials from felting to sewing to woodworking, and many of the projects are very Waldorf/Montessori in their feel.
I'll have to hide the felt somewhere until I'm done with the book. In the meantime, do you recommend any resources for learning how to make felted animals? I'm thinking about this book:
Wool Pets: Making 20 Figures with Wool Roving and a Barbed Needle.