Woolen Blocks

Darkness is coming earlier in the evening, and I find myself reaching for unfinished projects to work on as I sit on the couch.

My first choice…

Soft woolen blocks for the granddaughters…  I had needle felted the designs on, but not finished the handstitching…

woolen blocks

Made from a multicolored felt piece from Lucy’s Sheep Camp, the pattern of a box shape is cut out of the soft pastel “fabric”.

woolen blocks

Folded into a cube shape, I ran a blanket stitch along each edge to define the sides.

woolen block

A wide pink ribbon is sewn on one side for a handle/chew/sensory addition.

woolen block

A large jingle bell wrapped in wadded crinckly mylar is tucked inside.

woolen blocks

Initials round out the decorations.

I think the lovely little Lorelei and Lacee will enjoy their woolen blocks!


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  2. These are So-ooo cute!!! I’m sure your granddaughters will love them, and we look forward to seeing the girls holding them in their chubby little hands!

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  4. I wouldn’t felt good if I didn’t caution against the bell in this gorgeous toy. I am worried about the girls chewing through the stitching/ materials and possibly swallowing the bell . Please rethink that aspect .

  5. What a beautiful project to work on Carol. Such joy for you, Lorelei and Lacee. A friend has given me a ‘daylight’ lamp, so much better to work under than the energy saving ones we are encouraged to have throughout our homes. It’s like sewing in candlelight:-(

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