Make felt balls the easy way--fill container with water and a drop of dish soap, pull wool apart, cover, roll around and shake until ball forms! This would be a great way for me to make all the felt balls needed in that rug I've been eyeing.
Needle felt a gnome tutorial. Not exactly a sewing project, but I love it and I think it falls into the category of "dolls" and other "stuffy friends". Also, a link to tell you how to make your own felt.