Felted Woolies are things made from reclaimed, recycled wool. I find wool at thrift stores and garage sales. I clean it, felt it or unravel it, and make new things. I seem to have a bit of trouble focusing on just one project--so I make a lot of different things, practical and not so practical.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thrift Store Score

I found this great quilt at the thrift store. No, it isn't an authentic Amish made antique. There was a tag that was unreadable, and the way the edge was finished is like the "made in China" quilts. Nonetheless, the colors are great. I cut off an 18" dark blue border, rebound it, and it is now a manageable wall hanging size. I washed it on the sanitize cycle, and it had been washed and used in it's past life, so it looks like a well-worn antique hanging on my wall. All that is left to do is decide exactly where I want it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Etsy Recyclers Guild member NobleUpcycling

I found a new favorite shop recently while searching Etsy, planning my entry for the Etsy Recyclers Guild challenge.    NobelUpcycling makes great toys, slipper socks, and other things from my favorite material, recycled wool felt.   I love to see what other people are making with wool, and to see the cool sweaters they find. 

This shop also has cool vintage items.

Entering this contest helped me find some cool stuff! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

this hat but it is FABULOUS

It is made by Wandering Lydia and I think it is beautiful.   I love the shape, and I'd wear the shape.  It is designed to fit down over the tops of the ears, so it wouldn't be that much higher than the head...  I've shown her stuff in my blog before.  Sometimes, I look at the things others make and I am awe struck.  

Comment a few hours later...   I notice that the title for this post makes no sense.  This hat wowed me so I was unable to construct a coherent title for a blog post.  I should probably change it so readers have some idea what the post will contain, but I won't. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Friends

The kitties are done, and they found a new bear friend.  I may try monkeys next...  Since I'm using the idea of a sock monkey for these.    I call them Sweater Kitties, and Sweater Bears.  Seems appropriate since they are made of sweaters and wearing sweaters.    I love the little skirts.  (Made from 100% cotton off the 25 cent rack during my last trip to the thrift stores...) 

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Mittens for the boys

I have know since the weather turned cool that our boys needed new mittens.  We managed to lose one of each pair from last year, and hands have grown, so larger mittens were in order.  I intended to make them as soon as we had cold weather--but no--one boy had to wear mismatched mittens to school for about a month before break.  I thought I'd have them under the tree for Christmas.  Again,  didn't get it done.  FINALLY--the evening before the first day of school after break, we have two new pairs of mittens.  Only one is pictured.   Alex choose the color scheme.  White doesn't seem very practical, but he insisted.