I was hooked.
Needle felting basically involves poking a lump of wool repeatedly with a needle, on a foam pad, until it turns into the shape you want it to be.
After wasting a few hours gazing at pictures of needle felting dolls I ordered some basic supplies and impatiently waited or their arrival.
The next thing I knew I was stabbing my finger repeatedly with a barbed needle (which is unpleasant by the way) while realizing that the instructions to not look away when I was needle felting were slightly more difficult than it looked (especially when I was needle felting with the tv on after everyone went to bed). I'm slowly getting better at not spearing my thumb and I'm excited about how my first projects are turning out.
And of course, I just had to share them here.
Presenting my first needle felting project:
Project #2: Mary:
And Project #3: Sleeping Beauty:
Now to get back to work! I may have some new saint dolls in my shop soon!