AD – I’ve been kindly gifted a needle felting craft kit from Peach Perfect in exchange for a review.
As I write this, Boris has just unveiled his roadmap for the next few months. Changes are definitely going to be a lot slower than they were last year which is good. They always say that good things come to those who wait. Hopefully, our freedom will be one of those things.
Whilst we are still stuck at home, I wanted to try to explore my creative side more. The lovely people at Peach Perfect recently asked if I would like to try out one of their craft kits. With lots of time to spare at the moment, I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to get started.
Introducing Needle Felting
Needle felting is one of the oldest forms of textile arts and has been around for centuries. Its recently has a resurgence in popularity, with artists creating amazing contemporary pieces. A quite google will show you lots of different subjects, with the cat ones looking the most realistic.
With this in mind, I chose the Sleepy Fox Needle Felting Kit from Peach Perfect to complete. I have to say that I’ve never done anything like this before. I was a bit apprehensive about how I would get on. Subsequently, I decided to put an afternoon aside to get creative and just have fun with it.
Sleepy Fox Kit
As mentioned above, I chose to get crafting with the Sleepy Fox Needle Felting Kit. First impressions of the box when it arrived was that it looked great. It has a pretty pattern and carry handle, making it perfect as a gift for someone. I know my mum would love this, so I’m thinking about getting her one for Mother’s Day. The difficulty level of this kit says easy peasy and is suitable for age 10+ which gives me hope.
The kit comes with literally everything you will need. This includes 100% wool, felting needles, foam to work on, glass eyes, pipe cleaners and full instructions. The only extra thing it mentions is scissors but to be completely honest, I found I didn’t need them anyway.
What I loved most about this kit is how easy to follow the instructions are. The creators have certainly put a lot of thought into them. Firstly, you get a background of what the standard techniques are as well as any jargon you might read further on. It also has 11 step by step easy to follow instructions. Added to this is matching colour photos, to ensure you are doing it correctly. We all learn and follow instructions in different ways, so its great that they have thought about that when creating the kit.
Despite setting aside a whole afternoon, I found I completed it within an hour and a half. This was the perfect length for me, although I could have made it last longer if I had wanted to. Following the instructions was simple and I soon found that I was really enjoying myself. There isn’t really anything too fiddly to do, but I’d definitely say it needs some concentration. Overall, I’m really happy about the finished fox, especially for a first attempt. I would say my version looks more like a squirrel or a mouse than a fox (the face). I’d definitely like to have another go at some point, perhaps with a different animal. What do you think of my Sleepy Fox creation?
The Sleepy Fox kit is available from Peach Perfect at such a reasonable price. They make great gifts for loved ones or would be a great treat for you to pass the time. As well as the Sleepy Fox kit, an adorable Puffin Needle Felting Kit is also available. As an alternative, Peach Perfect also have a knitting kit if that is more your thing. You can choose from a Teddies Knitting Kit or a Foxy Mittens Knitting Kit. If you’d like to get crafting in a different way, the Scented Soy Candle Making Kit would be perfect.
Peach Perfect have so many amazing gift ideas on their website, you’ll be able to find something for everyone and every occasion. I’ve worked with Peach Perfect on their Dog Bandanas collection as well as their more Unique Gift Ideas, so make sure you check out those posts too.
I’d love to know if you purchase one of these crafting kits and would love to see your creations.