Hi, my name is Sarah Waller.
When this blog started in 2010, I was a junior in college at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and I had just turned in a project for a class called Physical Geography. For our final project the professor gave us an assignment to “make something creative” that related to something we learn about that semester. (I should note that I was a journalism major, and this class was an easy option to earn my required science course.)
While my classmates made PowerPoints about tropical climates, cakes that displayed land erosion and playlists with songs about the earth and sky, I decided to make a garland of the solar system made out of felt.
I made everything by hand, even Pluto (for sentimental reasons). When the project was finished, I wanted to write down the process, and so this blog began. Its name, For the Love of the Felt, is my ode this original project.
Today, I don’t blog as often as I would like, but my projects do continue. During the day, I work at Samford University as the marketing and communication coordinator for the university’s College of Health Sciences. Though my job provides me with space to be creative, this blog and its projects are fully mine – no approval needed.
My hope is that you can find inspiration here and maybe pick up a few tricks along the way. Happy crafting!
Hi Sarah. I just saw the felt strawberries you made for west elm st Jude’s benefit. I bought them. I am looking for vegetables to make a little tree for my boyfriend who is a new gardener. Do you have any I could buy. I’m in Birmingham. Please let me know or if you have any ideas where I could find if you don’t have any. Thanks so much!