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Here's the door to my shop:

http://www.feltonthefly.etsy.com



BRAND NEW FEATURE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FeltOnTheFly/about/

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I originally opened this little Etsy shop to sell my hand-stitched items and original patterns and kits. But after a few months, it occurred to me that my shop would be the perfect place to offer fabulous, high quality merino wool felt from Europe. The same kind that I use in many of my own creations. Before I knew it, the felt was a hit with crafters all over the world. So now, I barely have time…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 9
  • Joined January 12, 2007

Favorite materials

Wool felt, embroidery floss, fabric, vintage sewing notions, and more

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About

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Here's the door to my shop:

http://www.feltonthefly.etsy.com



BRAND NEW FEATURE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FeltOnTheFly/about/

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I originally opened this little Etsy shop to sell my hand-stitched items and original patterns and kits. But after a few months, it occurred to me that my shop would be the perfect place to offer fabulous, high quality merino wool felt from Europe. The same kind that I use in many of my own creations. Before I knew it, the felt was a hit with crafters all over the world. So now, I barely have time to stitch! But here's a few words about how I got started:

One day I found a proverb in a fortune cookie that said "wherever you go, whenever you can, leave a gift". That sentiment, combined with my love of handwork, is the inspiration for my "gift-able" designs. I believe in simple imperfect stitches, giving new life to old things, keeping an open mind and learning a new trick or two.

The phrase "on the fly" means something that is created when needed; something that wasn't planned out ahead of time, or something that starts out one way, but changes direction in the process. That's how I design, and that's the inspiration behind the name Felt on the Fly.

Maybe I should mention that I got interested in wool over a decade ago (starting in 1998)...and that led to in-depth research into it's history and cultural impact through the centuries. I've collected wool felt from all over the world and I willingly admit that I now possess a scary amount of information about this fiber.

If, for some odd reason, you'd like to know even more about me and what makes me tick (regarding my felt business!) one of my very favorite interviews was done right here in the Etsy Community Forums where I was asked random questions by my fellow Etsians: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6560707&page=1

Sarah of DollsandDaydreams did the sweetest article about my shop - you can find it right here: http://dollsanddaydreams.blogspot.com/2011/06/wool-felt-why-crafters-around-world.html Sarah designs the most adorable doll and doll-related patterns. Please check out her Etsy shop : )

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/2009/10/gettin_made_on_the_fly.php

Some other things you may or may not want to know about me: I like classic muscle cars, football and hockey. I like banana cream pie but dislike banana bread. I don't believe in electric can openers. I think that all people are created equal at four-way stops. I like Joe Cocker and Van Morrison in their older years. I have a very tasteful and subtle pirate-themed bathroom (really). I have crushes on Brett Favre and Johnny Depp, for different reasons, and not necessarily in that order. The one person I would most like to get into an argument with is Mike Ditka.

Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!

Janet

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p.s. I have another account here called 'A Story To Tell' and some day, when I get around to it, I will fill it with wonderful vintage things. But for now, I've got my hands full of felty wool felt and that makes me deliriously happy : )

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