Recently I attempted to enter a competition which challenged entrants to pose as the Lincoln Imp.
I gathered together some craft supplies – including buying a rather generous amount of grey felt because the shop didn’t sell that colour in individual squares – and, together with a bit of brown craft foam, I sewed a headband with imp ears and horns ready for my mini ones to wear for a photo on Lincolnshire Day (October 1st).
Problem was it turned out that you were supposed to post your photos before that day so that the organiser could use them on the day itself…
So, not only did the missed deadline mean I could I not even enter, I was also left with a lot of spare grey felt (just the one shade), not a colour that I had an idea for another project for.
Fortunately there are a lot of creative bloggers out there so I asked one or two if they could think of any ideas.
Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary also thought of decorations saying “I made felt birds as tree decorations a few years ago and I still use them now. Draw yourself a template and use something like cotton wool as wadding. Would look really effective if you had lots of them.”
“A wonderful bookmark with yellow polka dots or a wolf brooch” came to Becky of A Beautiful Space‘s mind which inspired me to think of perhaps making a big bad wolf to go in a story sack for The Three Little Pigs.
Becky’s boys clearly have a very creative mum. Writing at Raucous by Nature, she has previously made her “son a Kristoff from Frozen costume using grey felt” which would certainly be an answer to the volume of the material I’ve found myself left with.
And Sam Curtis is obviously already planning for events later in the year with her lovely present idea – “the obvious thing to make is either an elephant, or a mouse? Or both? The elephant would obviously have to look terrified at the sight of the mouse… Totally perfect for Christmas gifting, especially if you printed the Twas the night before Christmas poem off, to go with it”.
If you had an abundance of grey felt what would you make? Let us know by leaving a comment below.