The winner of the Needled Nuno Scarf is…..


The winner of the sunflower pincushion is….

Stacey B!

Ladies, please email me with your snail mail addresses and I’ll get your prizes shipped right away-

Thanks for playing everyone, and thank you for your comments and support! Now go stab something into existence!!


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I thought it was about time for a giveaway, so here you go:

I will giveaway one of my new Needled Nuno scarves (example above) and a felted sunflower pincushion to two lucky winners. All you need to do is comment on this post to be entered. I’ll draw the winners on November 15 and ship off the prizes before Thanksgiving so you have them in time for gift giving!

Want additional entries? Share this post via your own website, Facebook (HopefulHandmade is my business page), Instagram or Twitter(I am @feltit on both) and tag me on those sites so that I can confirm the posting and I’ll give you an additional entry for each.

Let’s have some fun-share this giveaway with your friends, and remember to comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway. Until next time, go felt something!


Recovery week, and SALE!!



The past couple of months have flown by in a whirlwind of activity preparing for the two biggest shows, thus far, of my artisan life. I spent a solid month working non-stop to have plenty of merchandise ready to sell, and, well, the biggest shows on paper didn’t quite pan out as anticipated. Sometimes you pick a good show, sometimes a good show has a bad year, it really is the luck of the timing. So, after recovering this past week, sleeping in a bit, resting still sore hands, back and legs, I’ll be ready to kick off this next week working on things that I didn’t get completed so that I can have even fresher new items at TWISTED! Fiber Festival, here in Topeka on First Friday weekend of November (see for details), the Bizaare Bazaar on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend (info at and the final show of the holiday season, Unitarian Universalist Fair Trade & Hand Made Bazaar on December 11 & 12, also here in Topeka.

I had hoped to have an Insta-sale on Instagram (follow me, I’m @feltit) this week, but need to postpone until next week so that I can get pictures ready. Watch for the notice on Instagram for when the sale will begin: first to post a comment for the item with SOLD and their paypal address will be the winner! I plan to have wreaths and mug cuffs up for grabs-perfect items for gifts.

I hope to see you at one of the shows in the next two months, and am grateful for your continued support of this felt and fiber artisan. I’ll have classes to post soon-keep watching!

Until next time, go stab something into existence!!



Kristen Strok from Arlington Heights!

Nicole Evans from Skokie!

James Hamilton from Columbus!

Karen Riegle from Esie!

Stacy Ehard from Columbia!

Melissa Sundwall from Springfield!

Melissa Rueter from Bayside!

Amber Dissinger from Newville!

Rachel Altvater from Delaware!

You will all receive the Deluxe Needle Felting kit next week-I’ll be mailing them out tomorrow. I am so excited for you and hope that you’ll continue with stabbing things into existence! Thank you for coming to class at GenCon 2015, and I’ll look for you next year! Until we talk again, GO FELT SOMETHING!



Sorry for the yelling, but I DID need to get your attention somehow!

Yesterday evening I sent out the two lists I promised at GenCon: Felting tips & tricks and the Felting Resources lists. I sent them to the email addys I deciphered from the pages you filled out at class, and have apparently gotten a few of them incorrect. Please send me your email via email to MY addy:

I’ll resend the lists at the end of the weekend to those who want the lists .

Now, for the information you’ve been wanting to hear, WHO WON THE DRAWINGS?

I’m putting together 9 DELUXE NEEDLE FELTING KITS to send out next week, and I’ve drawn the winners! They are:










When they are in the mail, I will revise this post to include the names of the lucky winners! Until next time, GO FELT SOMETHING!


Summer Recap-GenCon2015, first wool fleece and more!


It’s been quite awhile since I last posted, and I do so apologize. Since we last spoke, I’ve taught about 200 people in needle felting classes, traveled to and from Indianapolis, IN for the best gaming convention in the world (with the BEST students in the world), I’ve redesigned my studio space for better use, been accepted for two VERY large shows for the fall, and just today received my first wool fleece! WHEW!

GenCon2015 had nearly 62,000 people in attendance over the four days of the convention where I taught 9 classes in needle felting. This was my fifth year of teaching at the convention, and it was amazing as always.

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One of my after-con students last year, Marc Huete, created the space shuttle above and it was fabulously photographed by his wife, Leah Huete.This years students created flowers, coat of arms banners, and creatures of all shapes and sizes!

The studio is a work in progress, though I’ll be working full time in it from now until my BIG fall shows. If you’re in Kansas, come to the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts show in Hillsboro on September 19th; or come visit me outside Wichita two weeks later at the Kansas Barn Sale on the grounds of the (former) Kansas Coliseum.

And today, a luscious, locky fleece arrived in the mail, and I can’t wait to play with it once I’ve washed it! Here’s a peek:

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I promise to post more often-soon you’ll be seeing sneak peeks of the fibery lovelies that I’ll be bringing to the fall shows. So, until we talk again, GO FELT SOMETHING!




Thank you for your patience as I navigated some unexpected and interesting times these past two months. I’m back, and the Intro to Nuno Felting class has been rescheduled! PLUS-my friends at the Nest on Ninth are offering me their class space to try out! So, check out their page on Facebook for the map to the shop which is conveniently located just off 10th and Wanamaker, behind the old Cox Communications location, 6260 SW 9th Terrace, Topeka:

Please RSVP to guarantee your place in class-only 8 spots available, and three are already spoken for! Bring along a couple of old towels to use to transport your scarf home, and be prepared to have fun learning this wonderful felting technique as you create an ethereal scarf with cotton fabric and alpaca fibers, perfect for wearing year round! Reply to this post to RSVP, or send an email to me at, or leave me a message at 785.554.5154.

Hope to see you on the 23rd!