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.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I won!

I enter a few of the blog giveaways I see, but rarely win.  I won one last week from DollyTime, a wonderful shop that sells knitting patterns.  WooHoo!!!  This is my choice: 
Isn't she great!  I think I can make her with some of my recycled yarns and vintage buttons.   She will look fabulous next to my sewing chair. 

A Stripey BOY kitty

I forgot to take photos of some kittys I took to Adore last month.  Most have already sold (YEA!!!) but one of my favorites was still there for Adore's latest blog post.  One of the photos includes my kitty...  He is unusual in that he is a boy.  Most of my kitty's are girls.  This one was a boy.  They tell me when I make them.  He looks pretty happy on this chair in the store, so he may never leave.   I love the chair he sits on...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Four Kitty Friends

 I'm having way too much fun making these kitties.  Each one has its own personality.  I've been so inspired by the fabric scraps I've gotten from Judith at Adore-The House of Bloomsbury Loft.  These four will all go stay with her at her shop.  I hope they find good homes.  Forgive the not so great photos.  Since these are not going to Etsy, I was lazy and took quick photos with my phone and not nearly enough light...  Photos are still the hardest part of Etsy for me.

I have had this multicolor checkered sweater for about six months.  I decided it would be a great kitty, and I like her patchwork apron.  The vintage fabrics are so pretty.  I'm tempted to make a similar apron for a plain kitty, 'cause I think it deserves to be the star...

 This girl has a very cool skirt with pictures of children playing.  She wears a very simple top, that shows off her skinny waist and her striped arms.  I love how her face turned out.

This kitty may be my favorite of the 14 or 15 I've made so far.  (Wow...  have I really made that many?  I've not taken photos of all of them.  I need to do that, even if I only take quick photos like these that I took with my phone.)  That bright green sleeveless sweater is so pretty, and the fancy trim on her skirt matches perfectly.  I've watched every episode of Project Runway, I think.  I love watching the clothing designers work.  I feel a bit like that now, trying to make fun and interesting outfits for each of these kittys.  Each is a different size and shape, and I'm limited by the fabrics I find at the thrift store or in the cast-off pile at Judith's store.  I'm trying VERY hard to make these a recycled product, yet with a fresh and funky vibe...  let me know if you think I'm succeeding.    This kitty is a bit chubby, unlike the last one.  Thus she needs those slimming stipes.  She LOVES her fuzzy sweater.

Last but not least is this little kitty.  She is a bit long in the face, and so I think she looks a bit homely.  However, she wears her pretty bow and her spring skirt and sweater proudly.  I love how these kittys are all so eager to look pretty.

These four will be for sale at Adore, House of Bloomsbury Loft.  Next week I'll be making more kittys for Etsy, I hope.