Since the last needle felting tutorial (Easter Carrot) I shared about one and a half year, I haven’t been doing any needle felting craft. Every time when I see the packs of wool roving sitting in my craft storage, I feel that it is such a waste by not putting them into a craft to share. Now, I am determined to make a few needle felted patterns and tutorials to share, with the hope that I can used up some of the wool while create an excuse to replenish more.
The inspiration to needle felt this sleepy owl came from the amigurumi owl, Mr. Murasaki, designed and guest posted by AmiguruMEI for Craft Passion. Thank you AmiguruMEI for allowing me to make a needle felted version of Mr. Murasaki. Since it is the wool felted version of Mr. Murasaki, I called him Mr. Woolly Murasaki. The owl isn’t difficult to make as it has only a few shaping to do, and yet, the bird gives a very distinguished character of it’s sleepy look. It really makes me feel relax and keep on my own pace.
I have once asked a question in Craft Passion’s official Facebook page, should I sew a bag first or do some needle-felting and I get some mixed answers. I have an idea to sew a messenger bag as requested by my daughter and I have all the idea and materials ready. On the other hand, I want to do needle-felting as I have been procrastinate the plan for so long until it is dropping down to the bottom of the to-do list. I must pick-up needle-felting again, after I have done what I need to, then I can continue with the bag sewing without any misery.
May Mr. Woolly Murasaki able to inspire you and hope to see you taking up some needle felting craft soon if you haven’t. For those have been enjoying piercing the wool, I wish that you would try out this sleepy owl. It is light and firm, you can make it into key-chain charm or simply a decoration charm by sewing a strap onto it. Or, simply as a decorations on its own. Great as a gift to make and giveaway too.