Saturday 16 November 2013

Guest Blogger Week 89 Felt Magical

I would like to say a huge welcome 

Tell us a bit about you:
I sell felt sewing patterns for pocket sized toys and baby mobiles.
I’ve always loved craft but handsewing with felt is one technique 
that I am especially comfortable with. 
I am mostly self-taught having pottered away at it from a young age, 
although a few people showed me the key stitches a long time ago. 
Even now I still tend to stick to the fundamentals and try to add a modern aesthetic. 
As a pattern designer it is important to me that my felt toys 
are attractive and accessible to lots of people, 
so striking simple designs are essential. 
I love encouraging others to stitch with felt too.

How did you decide on the name for your shop?
I wanted a name that included my material (felt) mixed 
with something describing how crafting makes me feel. 
It helped that I could make a little pun out of it.

How how long has your shop been open and why did you start? 
I opened my shop in 2011 but it took several months of planning 
and stitching before I could add any patterns to it. 
I have SO many more ideas I still want to include. 

What is your favourite item in your shop at the moment? 
I love all of my mobiles but am especially happy with the sea creature one.  
The colours match just perfectly and I like that it would suit a boy or girl.

What made you start ….?
I naturally gravitated to craft as a child and as an adult, it still makes me feel calm and happy. 

What would be the one piece of advice would you give to a person setting up their own shop?
Pick a subject that you love. 
Your enthusiasm will be infectious and you will enjoy yourself. 
At the end of the day, it’s got to be fun!

You can find Monique at:

Finally – a big thank you to Sue for inviting me to contribute. 
One of the unexpected pleasures of running a pattern shop 
has been joining an international crafting community. 
It is a privilege when people choose my patterns for their projects, 
and equally when I’m asked to contribute to craft blogs. 

Thank you ever so much Monique
I love your work!!
They are just such fun.
My favorite has to be your sea mobile as well.
I hope you'll all join me in thanking Monique and visit her sites.
She has a lot of amazing felt items!


  1. Thanks for having Monique as a guest Sue. Her creations are adorable.

    1. You are more than welcome. I'll forward your wonderful comment to Monique.


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