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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Three new sweater kitties

I'm really having fun with these girls...   Remember, I have two boys and I never got to play with dolls with my boys.  They have such different personalities.

It is such a joy to make "something out of nothing."  Remember, everything in my stuffed toys is recycled except the thread.  I stuff with wool scraps.  I make the clothes out of leftovers or out of clothing.  The green check skirt above is a men's shirt.  The floral skirts are vintage fabrics from a big lot I found for almost nothing at an auction.  The sweaters are from, obviously, sweaters.   All of the clothing is removable.  I'm debating making extra outfits for some of the kitties.  My biggest issue with that is the size.  Since I don't make all the kitties the same size, but rather use the size of the original sweater to dictate the size of the kitty, I can't make outfits that fit just any one of my kitties.  Hmmm...  I might have to make them a standard size.  But that takes away some of the delight.  Some have thick legs and arms, some thin.  Some are chubby, some are not.  Some are tall, some short.  I think they will each just get one outfit.