Isn’t it so fulfilling to bring your ideas to life?
You might be wondering what exactly you are looking at here.
This my friends, is a felted wool pouch I just finished today!!
(During Bracken’s nap, in fact.)
Remember those beautifully rounded beach stones we gathered on Sunday? I was inspired by this post our friend Lara wrote about using stones as your form for felting.
When we got home from the beach on Sunday, we got busy felting! Jeff and I each chose a stone, wrapped some wool around it, wet it with warm water, and squirted on some Dr. Bronner’s lavender soap. (Which infused it with a heavenly lavender scent.) We put them in bags and sat and worked the wool with our hands, felting it against the stone. Then we cut a slit along the top and removed the stone. We sat our wool pouches by the woodstove to dry.
The next day I added one of our handmade wood buttons, in reclaimed western red cedar, to the front. I created a flap with a piece of reclaimed leather and sewed it to the back. And ta-da : a handmade wooly pouch! (Jeff has some fun ideas about incorporating wood with his.)
I specifically created this pouch to hold one of the mini sizes of our Magical Healing Salve. I told Jeff that I wanted to start offering special containers to hold them, for bringing them along. So this is the first and I’m so excited! I just posted it on our Wooly Moss Roots Shop as a gift set. I think a wool pouch and herbal salve combo is really fun.
I love how snugly and perfectly the mini salve fits in this pouch!
And as for creations in wood, we are really excited about the new wooden boxes/containers that Jeff has been making! We used to have wood boxes in our booth and on our Etsy Shop once upon a time, and we are so happy to be offering them again.
I’m particularly fond of the ones in reclaimed western red cedar because it’s one of my favorite woods.
I’ve posted 5 wooden boxes on our Mystic Orb Shop so far and have more waiting for me to post.
We love working with wool and wood.
There is so much that Jeff and I want to be creating and doing these days, we have moments of wondering where to even begin. One step at a time, we are turning our inspirations into something we can hold in our very hands. That is so satisfying.