April 23, 2014

Needle Felted Flowers on Denim for Nanna

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We were very impressed with the perfection of these needle felted flowers as design additions to a denim jacket. We were thrilled when we realized they came from one of our younger needle felting friends, Jaiden, who is just 10 years old! We promised to hold on to the pics until after Grandma’s birthday. Jaiden just started felting a few month’s back, and her little penguins were shared in a January newsletter…her progress  and attention to detail in such a short time is remarkable.

“Here are photos of flowers I needlefelted for my nana’s jeans jacket.  She gave me my first needle felting supplies for Christmas.  I’m giving her the decorated jacket for her birthday in April!  I know she will love it!

My mom and I bought an old, blue wool sweater at a thrift shop and washed it so it shrank up a lot, and then cut it for the patches.  I needled felted the flowers with my supplies from Living Felt and sewed on buttons from my mom’s collection of vintage and salvaged buttons. My mom showed me how to outline the yellow flower with embroidery thread using back stitch, which is very tricky!  I sewed the patches on the jacket using zigzag on our sewing machine. The purple flower is on the front breast pocket.  The yellow flower is on back in the middle near the top. “

Thanks for wanting to publish my felting!  I’m so excited!!! My nana will be very happy.
She encourages me a lot and my mom, too. 
  I’m giving her the jacket on April 21 when we visit. ”

Jaiden, – 10 years old

“Hi, This is Jaiden’s mom, Suzanne.  Just to be clear, I’m her partner in crime with her projects since she is, after all, 10 years old.  I make sure she doesn’t lose a finger on the sewing machine or with the needles for felting. I let her raid my various stashes of supplies, give her suggestions, or show her how to do a new skill.  I encourage her to submit her projects to you and let her know when you respond.  Needlefelting really is something she discovered on her own and is passionate about.  I love seeing that in her and am also enjoying learning about it myself.  
Thanks for all your support!!  We can’t wait for my mom to see her jacket and hope she loves it as much as we do! “

Suzanne