My favorite holiday is right around the corner and this year I decided to start enjoying it early. I was totally inspired by Lisa at lil fish studios with all her amazing felting projects, so I decided to get back to felting because I really did enjoy my simple project of making felted dryer balls to break myself from using dryer sheets. Anyhow, this is what worked for me.
First I used my wool yarn to make a heart shaped armature or something like that because I only have a little bit of the wool roving.
Then I used my felting needle and added the blue wool roving, and just started wrapping it around and attaching it using the special needle.
As the process continues I always find myself wondering if I have totally ruined any chance of this becoming a heart...
But in the end I am always pleased with the final shape.
I read a tutorial on making these that used just the wool roving and she said it took her about 10 min. to complete... mine take much longer than that, but I have been having a ton of fun with it.
There really are not many winter projects that are complete without a good cup of tea, in my opinion. So I decided I needed ginger tea for sure. Anytime I get ginger I just process it all at once.
Drop about a Tbs. onto silicone or wax paper, and freeze.
Once it's frozen, put it in a ziplock.
For this tea I used some rosehip, ginseng and ginger.
Toss it in your pot of water and bring to a boil for a few min.
Love having a woodstove to keep my tea hot all day long. I don't measure anything except for the ginger that I know is about a tablespoon.
I continue to add more water all throughout the day until the color fades to almost clear. This is the color of tea I get before I add the honey. It is very gingery!