Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I felt like felting it, that's why

When I first got into felting thrifted sweaters for crafting, my nephew asked, "why are you shrinking all of those sweaters?" I guess the answer is that I felt like it!

In the last couple of weeks I've found 5 wool sweaters at yard sales, four for 50 cents each and one for a mere quarter! After running them through a couple of hot cycles in the washer, they were fully felted and ready for crafting.

I've been wanting to try needle felting, so I used some of the sage sweater fabric to felt details onto a butterfly I cut with a Stampin' Up! butterfly die out of the lovely cream sweater fabric. Here's what it looks like all put together on a hair clip:

And then tonight I wanted to try adding a ruffle to a T-shirt, inspired by the blog, My Mama Made It. I quite like the results and am going to wear it to work tomorrow.

Erin is waiting for me to watch Levi now so she can sew a wedding gift for a friend. Hasta la vista!


Lori Sume said...

adorable butterfly and very sweet ruffle!!!! you are so talented!

Nae said...

I love the butterfly! I knew once you tried that technique you'd perfect it! You are Amazing!

Miss you tons, Renae

Davis Family said...

Thanks for making good on your promise to take pics. I be needin' one of them clips. Yes, I remember Isaac asking, "Why does Aunt Paula like to shrink things so much?"

Christy said...

super cute!

Sandstone Writings said...

I found you by piggy-backing from someone else's blog list! Yay! Loved catching up a bit. (Alyssa and Heather's mom here!) I love your craft room and table! Have missed you. My blog is boring health stuff for now.