Sunday, February 16, 2014

Four years of Felt

Benzie is celebrating 4 years of wool blend felt! And it just keeps getting more fun -just this past year we had our Moss garland spotted in a magazine, started offering DMC floss, and became a member of Lifestyle Crafts fabric teams.

To celebrate 4 years -how about a few more new items (and a discount)?

oval embroidery hoops
Circle hoops are always fun -but oval? Now we're complete!

But you know what I'm really excited about?! Like over the moon about?! Felt POM-POMS!!! Yes, now we have felt balls - 30 colors, 2cm, all felted goodness. Some of the colors coordinate with our current felt collection -some are completely new. I'm like a kid in a candy store!

felt balls by Benzie
Felt Pom Pom, Balls, Beads for Garlands
felt balls, beads, pom-poms by Benzie

One thing we have managed to avoid in 4 years is any price increases, unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control we will need to adjust our felt sheets and yard prices, starting next week. This will help us to maintain quick and immediate service and continue adding fun products to our shop. Our yard cuts are already a great deal -and will be even more economical after the change. Also, don't forget we offer discounts on bulk purchases -just contact us!

To celebrate 4 years & felt pom-poms -take 10% off your felt & supply order using FELTLIKEAPARTY4 at checkout. Use that same code to get 20% off your garland order in our handmade shop -through Saturday, February 22. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sequins and Felt: Valentine hair clips

My favorite sparkly embellishment for felt is sequins, it pairs so nicely and sews so easily with felt! Make a pair of heart shaped hair clips or pin one to your lapel -something sweet for Valentine's Day.

diy sequin hearts

diy felt heart hair clips

1. To make the hearts super quick and uniform I grabbed my favorite nesting heart die from Lifestyle Crafts. And don't forget to use our 20% off coupon BENZIE on any Lifestyle or We R products!

2. You'll also need some of Benzie's felt -we used Flamingo and Magenta to cut two larger and one smaller heart. Here's a tutorial on how we use the die cuts but you can also freehand hearts using a sharp scissors or our freezer paper method.

3. And for the sparkles! Pick out your favorite sequins and some matching seed beads.

4. Layer sequins and beads onto 2 layers of felt and fill in the center heart. You may need to use a beading needle for the seed beads.

5. Stitch a pin or hair clip to the second large heart then attach to the sequined heart. Happy Valentine's Day!

sequin felt valentines

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