Friday, 13 March 2009

NotSoShabbyChic: Introducing Myself (Finally!)


I am very new to felting as well as to blogging and to Etsy. This is a whole new world that has opened up to me in the last month and a half or so.

I got into felting as soon as I saw other Etsy sellers' felted items -- I just fell in love with it all: the toys, the handbags, the home decor, all of it.

My favorite technique so far is needle felting. It is the only one to which I have devoted much time. Below are a couple pics of some of my completed items as well as works in progress:

My favorite materials are wool in any form. I especially love the silkiness of mohair:

My favorite colors/color mixes are usually pink and green, but with felting I'm also enjoying using lots of different colors together, and bright ones too:

My biggest challenge when it comes to running my shop is sales. I am still fairly new and therefore not that many people know I exist yet. I do tend to do better with sales when I'm actively promoting, but lately I've been slacking. The lack of sales also tends to do a number on my self-esteem. :(

There are SO many other shops that I love!!! It will be hard to narrow them down! But I will try: (amigurumi, kawaii), (tatted accessories), (woodworking), (needle felted birds), (needle felted birds), (needle felted houses), and (sarcasm + bird paintings!!!!... best combo ever lol...).

The item in my shop that I would most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for me would be either my needle felted duckling or my needle felted rabbit:

My future plans concerning felting include doing more of it, getting better at it, and trying new things -- not just in needle felting, but also with other methods. My future plans with my shop include trying to promote it more and to also include more felted items.

Thanks for taking the time to read this! :)

--Rebecca (NotSoShabbyChic)


Bits of Fiber said...

Hi Rebecca, you're doing great!! Keep practicing which will only make it more fun, faster and better. I've been felting for 4 yrs now and haven't gotten tired of it yet. I do wet, needle and nuno felting. There are so many things to make I haven't run out of ideas yet!

NotSoShabbyChic said...

Thank you Chantal! :)