Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Felted Gumdrop Pincushions
The official name for these guys is "Felted Gumdrop Pincushions" - one of the pop-up products for sale at my freshly opened shop.
But I actually think of these as my "Insomnia Pincushions" ...which is probably saying way too much about my state of mind these past months as I struggled (and continue to strive) to learn what it takes to be a small business owner.
The great thing about needle felting is that it really just takes patience to stab and stab and stab that needle into the roving to sculpt whatever it is you want to make. And when you're hit with night after night of insomnia, the repetitive motions of needle felting can be amazingly soothing and meditative.
The downside would be the pain when you're careless and stab yourself with the incredibly sharp needle.
Still, it's very cool to watch a bit of fluff turn into beads, little animal guys... or...
...In my case, a whole platter full of gumdrop shaped pin cushions.