In a post a few days ago I mentioned how I was making a wool blanket for Kaleena for Christmas, and here it is all finished, except for a few loose strings that still need to be cut:)
I really love how it came out, I must say though it was more work than I had initially thought, and the fact that this is only my third or fourth real attempt with a sewing machine certainly shows...
Still with all the little imperfections I do adore the feel of it, the colors, the heart detail as well as the binding. I feel certain that Kaleena will love it.
Kaleena was needing a good woolen hat that she will actually wear, so the other day as I was cutting the sleeves from one of my woolen sweater finds, I thought it might make a good hat, I rolled up the edges and it just looked so darn cute on her, and she loved it as well...yeah...
She wore it like that for a couple of days and today I put the finishing touches on it.
The folds kept unrolling as she was wearing it, so I sewed it around with the sewing machine (now I just cannot get enough of using it). She also wanted me to somehow finish the part that hung loose at the top. I tied a dark piece of yarn around it, cut it into thin strips and braided the strips with pieces of yearn in between. I really love how it turned out and will definitely make more of these easy and cute looking hats.
Sunday morning as we went out early to find the pine branches for our wreath, it was quite cold, a perfect morning for mittens, as I searched through our winter things all boxed up, I realized that I had none for Keenan, and promised him that I would make him some when we got home that day.
I had seen this tutorial here, and had been wanting to make some. I really love the multi colored look, so cute. Kaleena wanted some as well, and she wanted them to match her hat, so fortunately I had enough left of the same sweater to make her a pair as well.
I am so absolutely amazed at the unlimited possibilities of felted woolen sweaters..
These are the initial pieces I made
and this is what it looked like sewed up before turning right side out
Keenan loves his new mittens, but did not want me to include him in the photo:)
And yet another really quick felted sweater creation.
Mama Rae from Morning Sun Rae shared with me this patten the other day, and as I was looking for a place to keep and wrap a present for Kaleena from my parents, I decided that this bag would be the perfect place to keep the hand puppets they got for her. This project is super easy, three cuts and one sewing at the bottom. I did also add some stitches around the edges, for a little detail.
A sweet and simple place for her puppets to live.
Love love love felted wool sweater projects:)