Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Celebrate Color!

Aren't these colors just fabulous?!! This is an ornament I found at Anthropologie.  It was almost love at first sight.  I HAD to have it. It found a spot on my cedar chest (which is my coffee table).

Near it on the chest was this bowl, looking like it needed something.
So, in went the ornament.
It looked pretty forlorn and lonely and I started envisioning the bowl filled with needle felted color.  But at $16 per ornament, buying a bowlful seemed a bit extravagant and besides, I didn't want them all to look exactly the same. So ---- a bit of research and a few trips to yarn and craft stores resulted in a lot of little felt balls.
Then I advanced to making large balls with different layers of color inside so that when you cut them open you see all the layers -- THAT was fun!!

I am not sure what is next, but I am finding this needle felting is pretty fun to do and satisfies my need to do something with yarn in front of the fireplace without having to commit to knitting something! The needle is sharp and I definitely have the puncture wounds to prove it, so having the kids make them is out. But, you can be sure that these will be the inspiration for some future art project in the classroom -- maybe tie it to Kandinsky!!


  1. Gorgeous color! At first glance I thought they were dyed tennis balls.
    I just saw knitted balls (Christmas ornaments) on the blog Vivid Layers, and it appears you are both on a similar wavelength.

  2. I just saw them, too. Maybe it has something to do with cooler weather and wanting to do cozy things!!

  3. The felt ball idea was super creative, I looks awesome :)

  4. i'm totally in love with needle felted pieces! you did an amazing job with these!