Me, a pro?! Hmmmmmm, I think not, but thanks for thinking so!
As for felting, I have Bev Galeskas' book 'Felted Knits' and have used her instructions. Basically I throw my project in a pillow case, tie it closed and wash it on regular cycle in hot water.....I keep checking about every fifteen minutes or so to monitor the project. Whatever you do, don't let the washer go into spin cycle, it may well ruin your bag! What results from the spin are creases, quite permanent I might add. What works best for me is to leave the washer lid up, my washer won't go into the spin cycle with the lid raised. (I suffer from CRS, can't remember sh!t, perhaps age related?!)
Oh and I read somewhere to add baking soda to the wash if you've hard water, supposedly it helps with the felting process.
May I ask what pattern you're using?