A few weeks ago I found out about this website, ponoko.com, that will laser cut stuff for you out of all kinds of different materials: felt, acrylic panel, mdf, wood, leather, even METAL. It is SO GREAT. I immediately knew I wanted to make something using this process, but I didn't know what. I still don't know what. But I'm brainstorming. I sent a test file in just to get a look see at what the quality was like. I got it in the mail today and the precision of the cuts and engraving is just beautiful. So clean.
You can also BUILD stuff by making plans and laying out all the separate pieces that will fit together. I really want to build something.
Here's the little lion I got cut out of an acrylic sheet. I just want to look at it all the time.
I'm gonna try felt next.