Friday Pretties: Felted pussy-willow


A cute project for early spring

If you're like me, and you can't wait for things to bloom, maybe you're in for a bit of fun with little felted balls. Attached with a little glue to some bare branches from a fruit tree or bush, they make a colorful and stylish bouquet - or centerpiece for your table. Sometimes, i love to work with this unspun wool, in germany we call it "Märchenwolle" - fairytale-wool. It has such a comforting quality, and rolling it up between your fingers is pure therapy for stress relief!

This is an idea and photo by Betz White - have a look at her Flickr, she's got more amazing craft projects to browse! For more Friday Pretties visit Joyce's here! 

18 comments:

  1. Good afternoon precious Martina! YES! I LOVE THE MAG and I am home from work today to let in the electrician who is actually on his way NOW. The furniture is also coming within the hour, so I am gonna have some fun when this afternoon is over! THANK YOU AGAIN dearest, and I love this project. I cannot WAIT for my whole week off on spring break. Do you know that the birds are actually singing now? I saw a red cardinal in my tree and things are starting to thaw....finally!!!! BISOUS, Anita

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  2. Aww..super adorable...enchanting! Beautiful Martina!(I love your name by the way..so pretty!)
    Victoria~

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  3. ohhh this is so nice a great idea, i love it, IrmaXXX

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  4. how pretty! i'm seeing some of our flowers starting to come up-just a peek.

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  5. Oh it's just beautiful, sweetie! What a wonderful idea :)

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  6. So pretty! Bright and colorful, a reminder that its time to welcome spring!!
    Have a fun filled week:-)

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  7. Very beautiful, good colour combination.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  8. This is a very nice idea! I thougt they were all painted.
    Greetings,
    Makkie

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  9. I loved pussy-willows as a child, always felt soft, this is a great idea..I will try and make it myself, I enjoy all the colours :) Wish you a great weekend! : )

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  10. So bright and cheery! Love this idea!
    Have a lovely weekend! :]

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  11. Great idea! I love this...Here's hoping that you have an enjoyable weekend. :)

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  12. that looks like fun to make, thanks for sharing Martina.

    happy weekend & thank you for the sweet kind words, i really appreciate it ♥

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  13. those felted pussy willow branches are adorable, martina. ever so clever!
    so happy spring is here (and there).

    xo
    ~molly

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  14. love that idea, so clever and cute!

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