I found a needle felting tape measure kit at the recent Greencastle Fiber Event. I thought this was a great idea! I wanted to do my own designs on them, but wanted to start with a kit so that I could understand the construction. Here is the finished product.
I purchased some plain roving to felt as a ball around the tape measures and plan to make up a few of these for gifts. I put the outer layer and design on in a few hours one night after work. I continue to find needle felting to be creative, easy, fast, satisfying, and remarkably cathartic. What a great way to get out anger and frustration!