Saturday, August 22, 2009

What Did You Do Today?, "Oh, I Felted Some Wool".

Doesn't it sound like you've accomplished something? Something intensive and time consuming?
Well, NO. What you have done is washed a wool sweater on HOT, then dried it on HOT. The end result is a shrunken sweater with very tight knit wool.

I found this pink cardigan at a "fill the bag for $1" day at a local consignment sale. It was the buttons that attracted me. The sweater itself had seen better days and was pilling a bit.

Family Fun had the cutest woolen cuffs on the cover this month. I decided to use the sweater to make some sweet bracelets.

First, I cut the cuff off of the sweater. Then, I drew a flower on some plain paper, pinned it to some thick felt, and cut it out. I also cut a white circle for the flower's center out of a thinner felt.

Next, I hand sewed the flower plus one of the sparkly buttons onto the cuff. Very Sweet.


Cheri Peoples said...

I have thought about trying this on several occasions but never have.
I came over to sign up as a follower. Have a great weekend.


Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

very sweet!

marzipanmom said...

I felted some wool back in the Spring and I'm not sure what to do with it yet. I was mostly curious to see if I could do it. Have you seen the felted wool cupcakes? They're adorable! In the future, you really must tell me about these fill a bag for $1 deals!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Holy cuteness! I love it.

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