I just listed, again for my wonderful friend, my first Hanukkah Felted Art Collectible. It took me quite awhile to make - unfortunately, I did not design it beforehand which left me with the "what now?" predicament. I'm not doing that again..... I do trust my creative ability, but I had several elements going at the same time - the traditional color blue, yellow for the Festival of Lights, a menorah and a white cloth in the shape of the Star of David. Finally, I was finished. It became very thick and very old world looking. Old World meaning like it had been around for awhile - slightly worn and a bit off kilter.
Now, on the other side of the coin or should I say, HOLIDAY SPECTRUM, is Ye Olde Christmas Tree. Now here is something simpler. I didn't do any drawings for it either, but left it up to my creative juices to decide about the decorationsy. So out came some beads. Now, I hate invisible thread (after all, who can see it?). So, I thought I could use embroidery thread as an accent rather than trying to hide how the beads are attached. Perfect. Then I added my favorite french knots in yellow. I embroidered a yellow star for the top.