Thursday, December 21, 2017

Needled Felted Dogs and Cats

Doggone it, it's been a fun year felting all these wonderful pets!I love what I do!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Facci Designs wedding cake topper on

So excited my wedding cake topper is featured on I created this cat topper for the beautiful Harley Viera-Newton. Wedding cake by Magnolia Bakery.

See full article and her beautiful wedding here.

Friday, October 27, 2017

My lil rescue and her mini needlefelted dog

I rescued Cocoa 6 months ago and I fall in love more everyday! Being a needlefelter of miniature dogs, it was just a matter of time before I created a mini Cocoa. If you want a mini of your own dog, click here

Remember Adopt, Don't Shop @Socialtees

Thursday, September 14, 2017

As seen on

I'm so excited one of my wedding cake toppers was featured on US Magazine's website. You can see the entire article here. And you can order one of your own from my Etsy shop.

I created them for the former 'Bachelor' Alum Sharleen Joynt. (She was on Juan Pablo's episode.) I had the pleasure of hand delivering it to her and Andy...what a lovely couple!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Featured in Handmade Magazine

So proud to have a 6 page article on me and my craftsin Handmade Magazine!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Facci Designs Needle Felted Pug

I just finished this lil guy. I use to purchase plastic noses but have decided to start felting them. After the noses are felted, I paint on a melted colored wax. It's a product called Swax that is mixed with a black pigment. I get it from

I prefer it so much more since I now have control over the exact size. When plastic noses only come in so many shapes and sizes, this makes it a whole lot easier to create any size dog I want!

To order a custom dog of your own from your pictures, click here.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cocoa, the Yorkie Rescue

Hi all, I just wanted to share the news that I adopted the cutest 5 year old Yorkie. I've named her Cocoa, that's after the chocolate, not Chanel. Cocoa's tongue hangs out permanently due to having all her teeth removed when she was in the kill shelter. I just think its makes her that much cuter!

She loves her new home and we're having a blast! 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Woodstock Cottage Airbnb featured in the Times Herald Record

Our cute cottage that we're renting through Airbnb is featured in the Times Herald-Record newspaper. Check it out here!

photo by kelly marsh
photo by kelly marsh

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Featured on Design Sponge Before and After

So excited to be featured on in their Before and After section. Click HERE to view the entire post.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How To - Sun Print Pillow Craft

Sun printing lets you make beautiful pictures by placing objects on paper or fabric and exposing it to the sun. The paper/fabric undergoes a chemical change when exposed to sunlight. 

I saw this craft on Martha Stewart so decided to make pillows with ferns from my garden. I purchased the ready-to-print cyanotype velvet fabric from blueprintsonfabric.

I picked a few ferns and placed them between some books to dry out flat for a couple of days since I wasn’t going to use them right away. If you are use your clippings right away then this step is probably not necessary.

Take the fabric out of the package, indoors, away from any sunlight and cut to size. The fabric will have a greenish tinge to it. Pin the fabric to a piece of foam, then arrange the dry ferns on the fabric. Again, this must be done indoors...because once the sun hits that fabric, it starts changing color. Make sure you place the unused fabric back in it’s package.

1. Since ferns are very lightweight and flat, it’s best to pin them down or place a piece of plexiglass or glass over them which is what I did.

2. Take your prepared fabric outside and lay flat in bright, direct light. Let fabric sit for the amount of time specified by fabric’s directions. Timing can vary based on the strength of the sun and the season; I did a test strip to test my exposure time. It’s worth it since this fabric is not cheap! 

3/4. Take fabric indoors, and remove ferns; you’ll be left with a faint image at this point.

5. Rinse fabric under running water, agitating gently, until water runs clear.
It’s probably best to lay flat to dry, but I hung mine over the shower curtain to dry.

6. This is what they looked like once dry but as you can see from the finished product, the pale blue turned a bit yellow...which I love!

7. Close-up of the pattern. I was just amazed at the sharpness of the little fern leaves.

8. I added some decorative trim to my pillows.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fernomanel Ferns Fabric by Facci

I designed this fabric pattern using vintage fern drawings. You can order this fabric from Spoonflower and make your own pillows, napkins or place mats or order them already made from Roostery.

fabric from
This fabric would make cool curtains as well!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Custom Miniature Needle Felted Dog Sculptures

The holidays had me busy felting a bunch of dogs! Check out some of the "mini me's" below. If you would like to purchase a custom miniature pet sculpture of your own, you can buy one through my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cottage Bathroom Renovation

I really enjoy renovating bathrooms...not sure why, but I do. The original bathroom had a tub and a corner sink. We felt a shower would be more efficient for guests.

Gene gutted the entire room, so it was fun to start from scratch.

I found an old door on Craig's List that already had mirror in place of glass. We thought this would make a great sliding door and give our guests a place to check themselves out. We needed a tiny sink and found it at Ikea. Gene built the cabinet and matching mirror and I painted and distressed it. I also designed the wallpaper myself through Spoonflower. If you look closely you can see the whimsical Woodland animals that make out the diamond pattern.

I found some vintage soap and toothbrush holders, used an old maple sap bucket for a trash can, an owl rug from Anthropologie and animals knobs and hooks to get that woodland/rustic feel.