Awhile ago now, I was lucky to find a bag of scraps of felt for $1 at a thrift store. Real good quality felt in a huge range of colours. Even though they were scraps, they were decent sized scraps!
I have been using them to make flowers. See my sock slippers here for the flowers. I have made this monkey and started a blue one and a brown one. I got the "recipe" from an address on the internet that doesn't seem to exist anymore. Good thing I printed out the instructions for future reference!
Speaking of printing out stuff and the guilty feelings about wasting trees using paper. Well! When my hubby complained about companies not giving out printed manuals anymore for electronic stuff and giving CD's instead to read via PC, I told him that they are just being "environmentally friendly" and saving trees. My hubby laughed at me and said that using a computer uses a lot of energy eg a lot of coal burning, mining for coal etc. It made me stop and think that yes maybe we are being blind with tunnel vision on environmental issues.
We say we care about the environment and try to conserve paper to protect trees (still a good thing) but we have homes and workplaces full of power hungry appliances that we never unplug even when they are not being used.
I, from now on, will be more conservative with my power use which I currently waste. Right now I am in my dining room writing this post, while in my sewing room I know my sewing machine is on and its light aglow! My touch lamp beside my bed is most likely on. The TV is on in the lounge and no one is in there watching it! "My bad!".
PS the address for monkey is: www.tiangong.zj07.com
Just in case someone has skills and can find this page.