Earlier this month Mom and I started A January Challenge – using what you have to get rid of some crafty leftovers and to enter the Rise to the Challenge Contest. Wheeeee! We love contests! After passing this project back and forth a few times, we’ve completed the challenge and have a finished object. Our inspiration was this clever felted heart garland tutorial.
First, we started with some Corriedale roving that was left over from Christmas projects. I dyed small pieces of the roving with 4 different colors of fiber reactive dyes and handed them over to Mom.
She promptly spun the dyed roving into yarn and crocheted these sweet little hearts.
She gave the hearts to me and suggested I try felting them in my Kitchen Aid. I tossed them into the bowl with nothing but a few squirts of dish soap, then slowly started adding hot water while using the paddle attachment on low to medium settings.
Once the bubbles started getting out of hand, I’d rinse the hearts with cold water then add new hot water and continue to “mix” them. I wish I could share exactly how fun it is to have a bowl full of hearts tumbling through suds in your kitchen. I was really mixing up some love.
Our end goal was to make this fetching little garland to hang in the middle girl’s room for Valentine’s Day.
And sharing our hearts is always a good thing! ♥