Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is just a tiny introduction to the myriad felted creatures who will be coming to life and looking for homes in the next week or two!

She needs a name! Leave a comment with what you think her name should be and if I choose your name I'll send you bar of felted soap as a thank you!

They are felted with beautiful soft merino wool, alpaca, and silk. They are stuffed with organic cotton. Embellished with a variety of found pieces, such as buttons, bells, yarn etc.

Stay tuned for the rest, I'll be finishing them as my baby allows it!!

She is 12 inches tall, and sells for $45

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mini Gift Workshops!

I am opening up two nights of mini felting workshops!
Perfect for holiday gifts, we will be making felt covered soap bars!
These are genius little products, the fleece is wrapped around the bar of soap and felted right onto it. You can attach a thread under the fleece to make it soap on a rope, too!
When you're in the shower, you just lather up the soft bar and wash yourself with the soap and washcloth all in one.
Wool is anti-microbial so it resists mold and smells, so it stays clean and healthy for you.
Wrap the cord around your wrist, hang it to dry, or set on a soap rack until the next use.
As the soap inside is used, the wool will continue felting and shrink around the bar. When the soap is all gone, you're left with a wadded up ball of felt which you can then give to your cat, use as a dryer ball, hang on your tree! haha!

In this workshop you will make 3 felted bars of soap, with or without rope, learn the basics of felting, and walk away with a perfect handmade gift.
I have a selection of beautiful soaps, some organic, some scented with essential oils, some fragrance-free and pure enough for a newborn baby.
You choose.
When we're done, I will also supply squares of gorgeous Moda designer fabrics and raffia in which to gift wrap your soap once it is dry!

This is a perfect workshop for those who aren't sure about committing to a full-length felting workshop but are interested in learning the art.

The dates are as follows:
Saturday 5th December 7-9pm
Friday 11th December 7-9pm

Each class is $25, which includes all supplies. If you would like to bring your own three bars of soap, you may drop the price to $20.

To sign up, please comment or email me at amba.whatley@gmail.com

Here are some more pictures of some bars I have made:

For inspiration, check out some of these soaps selling at Anthropologie for $14 each!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


A few things I'd like to make known!

I can take orders for GIFT CERTIFICATES as holiday gifts! I will print a nice card, mount it to a piece of lovely felt and you can gift personally or I can send direct to your recipient. They may choose to attend any workshop at any time. Or, if they decide they do not want to attend a workshop, they can purchase an already completed item, or request a custom item to be made for them! This is a fantastic gift for teachers, a crafty or wannabe crafty friend or family member, or just that really eccentric person who has it all and needs nothing!
There is no extra cost for one of these unique gift certificates being made and mailed for you.

The remainder of the year looks like so:

Saturday 5th - Nuno wool-on-silk scarves 9am-2pm $50
Saturday 12th - Child-friendly Holiday/Winter themed Decorations. 10am-Noon $20 - This workshop is full!


Saturday 30th - Handbags! 9am-2pm $50

Saturday 13th - Child-friendly Valentine's! We will be making felt and recycled paper cards. 10am-Noon $20
Saturday 27th - Nuno wool-on-silk scarves 9am-2pm $50

Saturday 20th - Child-friendly Easter/Spring themed workshop. We will be making felt chicks hatching from felt eggs. 10am-Noon $20

Saturday 10th - Handbags! 9am-2pm $50

More will be announced as the year rolls on by.

Latest workshop

Last Saturday we made handbags!
It was some really fun ladies, so the day got away from us a bit but it was a blast nonetheless.

7 bags were made, I only got pictures of 4 of them so far!

They were all really gorgeous. I want to keep all of them. haha
There was a real variety of creative skill level participants from complete self-confessed beginners with no artistic vision, to old hands in the fiber arts.

Here they are, all handle-less as they were still wet at this point and we made separate detachable handles for these.

Then I decided not to put handles on my bag at all, and to instead create a nice clutch handle.
it's so comfy, soft, and strong. I love how it turned out!

This bag is for sale for $45

The colour is most accurate in this picture. It's a beautiful port wine colour with carbon grey accents: