Whimsical Handmade Wool Creations

Galena, Illinois | 255 Sales


Whimsical Handmade Wool Creations

Galena, Illinois 255 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (155)

Shop owner


Announcement   Whimsical = playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
Please enjoy your visit here with my whimsical creations. Thanks for stopping by!


Last updated on Jan 24, 2019

Whimsical = playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
Please enjoy your visit here with my whimsical creations. Thanks for stopping by!


Contact shop owner


View all 196 items


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:
quality 18 shipping 42 customer service 22
View all 155 reviews


Crazy About Animals and Felting

I believe I was born loving animals and birds. From domestic pets to the wildlife outside my window to exotic animals in other countries, I am crazy about them all. To be able to create simple versions of some of them in needle felting is a real joy.

Like a lot of people, I’ve gone thru many craft phases in my life. When I first became aware of needle felting in the beginning of 2013, and saw the kinds of 3-D figures that could be made, I knew right away that I wanted to try it. My real inspiration for this was the hope of making little images of my own pets. At first I bought just the most basic needs for it, but within no time I was stocking up on more and more supplies, because I knew it was something I’d want to be doing a lot of, for a long time. It’s such a fun thing and a simple pleasure to take a piece of wool and see what you can turn it into, and I think each needle felted item you see is unique in its own special way.

My shop's name, Felt With A Heart, came about from my love of doing needle felting, and also because each figure I make has a signature heart shape felted on it or a small heart-shaped button attached to it. Sometimes in a very obvious spot, sometimes not.

A portion of my sales goes to various nonprofit animal welfare/rescue organizations. Animal rescue and welfare is very dear to my heart;

Thank you for stopping by! Please come again! I will be adding new items regularly. And thank you for supporting handmade!


Shop members

  • Lois


  • Rufus, the best assistant, always at my side


Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2018
Welcome to Felt With A Heart! I have tried to give good photo representations of all of my items (altho I'm certainly not a professional photographer, so some items look better in person, no matter how hard I try), along with stating sizes and colors of each. I also try to put props in the photos with them, to help show you their size.

I try to have a range of affordable prices in my shop. Please understand that needle felting is a very intense process, and each handmade item can take hours or days to complete, depending on the item being made and the amount of detail involved.

If you have any questions or comments on something I missed, please contact me. Enjoy browsing!

Your feedback is important to me, not just personally, but for the success of my shop. If you are unsatisfied with your order in any way, please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Customer Service is very important to me--I want you to be happy with what you buy. If you have any questions or are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within five (5) days of receiving it. We can definitely work out a happy solution for both of us. Thanks so much!
I accept Paypal, credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards.

I am required to add sales tax to purchases within the state of Illinois.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS as you place your order. I will ship to the address listed on your Etsy account. If you have moved recently, please make sure you have the correct address on Etsy. If the address supplied to me is incorrect, I cannot refund for a missing or misdelivered package.

In the case of a package being returned to me due to incorrect address provided, customer will be responsible for paying any new shipping fees.

NOTE: Items shipped to Canada may be subject to duties and/or taxes. The buyer is responsible for these additional fees.

Please understand that once the package is in the hands of the post office, any delays in delivery time are beyond my control..

All of my listings shown are ready to ship. Purchases are shipped as quickly as possible (1-3 days after payment is received) by First Class Mail, with a delivery confirmation, unless otherwise noted. If you order more than one item, shipping is automatically combined accordingly.

If you are buying something to be sent as a gift, I would be happy to include a card or note with your personal message in the package, if you let me know when you place the order.

Please reuse or recycle all packaging....thank you!

If you require a different type of delivery or insurance, please contact me before placing your order, to determine costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Props shown in photos are only to help show the size of the listing in comparison, or for display purposes, and are not included in the sale unless specified.

Colors you see on your screen may not be quite the exact colors of the item. I photograph my listings as carefully as possible, but colors can vary between devices.

PLEASE NOTE: All of my listings are made of wool, and some contain things like buttons, beads, wiring, etc, as described. While they can handle gentle play, they are not meant for very small children (unless well supervised) or pets of any kind, and should be kept out of their reach, as these materials being chewed or swallowed could cause a choking hazard.

A portion of my proceeds are being donated to an animal welfare group. There are many that I admire, so I will choose a different one each time I make the donation, and I thank you for allowing me to help support them in this small way.

Etsy reviews are important to me, not just personally, but for the success of my shop. They let me, and others viewing my shop, know how well you liked your purchase and customer service. If you have the time to write a quick review, I sincerely appreciate it.

Thank you for visiting my little shop. Please check back from time to time, because I will be adding more felted figures often. It's one of the things I love to do!