I really love working with wool felt!
I am currently in the second round of the Felt Badge Swap on Craftster. This time we are making and sending two felt badges to our partner. These are the badges I sent to farmerswife in England.
First, a hen, because she really IS a farmer's wife, and she is lucky enough to have chickens! (I am so jealous of her! It's a running joke here at my house that I wish I could have chickens...I just think they are super cute.)
I made a paper template for the shape of the hen, then I cut all the smaller pieces of felt free-hand. I love the folk-art feel of this hen; I might have to make another one like it for myself!
Second, a "lurking" owl (that's what he's been called in the swap gallery--and I guess I can see why!) Farmerswife has a few owl-themed things in her Pinterest, so when I saw a card with this design I knew it would be great as a felt badge.
This one was a fun challenge, with the "wood" overylay. As with the hen, I started with a paper template for the opening in the tree and the owl, then cut the smaller pieces free-hand.
Each of these felt badges is approximately 2" x 3". Farmerswife has received them and she loves them. I can't wait to get mine from her!