Craft

Needle Felting With Peach Perfect

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.

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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.

My Thoughts

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?

Peach Perfect

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.

49 thoughts on “Needle Felting With Peach Perfect

  1. I think your fox is super cute and I’m so impressed you made him in just over an hour! I’ll definitely take a look at Peach Perfect, it sounds like they’ve got some really great present ideas, perfect while we’re still in lockdown too!

  2. I love felting; something about the sound it makes and the intention that goes into it is so relaxing and soothing to me. It allows me to focus! I have always had trouble making something that looks like something, though, so I love the idea of buying a kit. Your fox is an adorable keepsake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m surprised I haven’t heard of needle felting, especially considering how popular it seems to be! This would be a great distraction during lockdown and I’m sure would keep me super busy and distracted. I may have to give it a go ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  4. That fox is so cute! I would love to try this sometime as it’s a little different than other crafts I’ve tried. My daughter might enjoy making one as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I have always loved to try needle felting and this sounds like a great chance to do it! I am so impressed it took you just an hour, i really like how it came out! Thank you for sharing x

  6. Oh what a lovely idea!! This looks like a great way to spend an afternoon, something a bit different and sounds really relaxing. Your fox is also very cute!

  7. Oh darn.. that fox looks so cuteeeeee. I feel like holding unto it right now haha. It looks so soft and lovely and the fact that you made him in just an hour is just amazing. I have never tried needle felting but who knows I might give it a try. I would love to try it!

  8. I bought a needle felting kit a while ago, took it to uni and then came home for lockdown and left it there so I haven’t done it yet. I can’t wait to give it a go – your fox looks great.

    Tash – A Girl with a View

  9. This post is amazing! I really love that you gave needle felting a try. Being a craft lover it is seriously one of my favorites. I could browse needle felt work for hours on Pinterest. You did an amazing job for a first attempt and honestly it’s super cute! Thanks so much for sharing this and I am going to look into getting one of these kits for my daughter and I to try.

  10. I think your fox looks very cute! I love the idea that it didnโ€™t take long to complete the project. I canโ€™t tell you how many projects Iโ€™ve half completed and left due to boredom. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I’m a knitter, and before lockdown I went to a craft group where I saw people doing this. I do fancy giving it a go, it looks fun.

  12. This is such a super cute post to read on a Monday morning. Iโ€™ve always been looking for more creative things to do and I got a kit similar to this once from a local craft place and found it not very good, there was no proper instructions and it wasnโ€™t easily laid out at all. But will definitely take a look at this one next time ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Oh how adorable!! I have never been crafty when it comes to needlework and it is something I wish I’d let my Mum teach me.

    It’s great that you managed this so quickly, he is so lovely x

  14. This is genuinely the cutest felt production that I’ve seen, what a sweet little fox! These would make great gifts or a great activity to do in lockdown if you’re trying to be more creative x

  15. Needle felting is a new term to me, so I gobbled up this article! I’ve heard of crocheting and knitting, but this looks like a lot of fun and it includes some of the same tools used for the other crafts. I may have to try it for myself in the future. The sleepy fox is adorable!

  16. I tried to get into knitting several years ago and it was an epic fail. I swore I’d never try it again. But your fox is so cute and you say it’s an easy kit so I may be tempted to try it.

  17. This looks so cute! I would love to get into felting (it doesn’t look hard and you can make cute things), but not sure if one can also felt with a plant-based material, I am allergic to wool, so touching it is out. ๐Ÿ™

  18. Aw how cute is that fox! I’ll admit I tried knitting a scarf once and it went horribly wrong so anything with needles is probably something im no good at! But it seems like such fun!

  19. Your sleepy fox turned out very cute! Needle felting is a fun craft activity. We learned to do it when our daughter attended a Waldorf elementary school, which had a focus on handwork and nature. What I want to know is how many times did you poke yourself with the needle?

  20. I love to get creative and try new things. This is something I actually havenโ€™t tried before. Although when I was younger I think I may have done something like this. Especially during lockdown if you are on furlough starting a project like this is so much fun! It looks great you did so well. Thank you for sharing Kelly.

    Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com

  21. I quite like needle felting bu I have never done a 3D project. I did make my Christmas robin as the focal point of my Christmas wreath which I share don my blog at https://joleisa.com. I learnt needle felting from my friend who is an art teacher. I find it really relaxing.

  22. You did do a great job with that sleepy fox needle felting kit. I am glad that you enjoyed doing it. I am worse at any needle job, but it seems even I can do it. Your mum is going to love it on mother’s day.

    Thanks for sharing your personal experience with us.

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