Well, you know I've been working with felted sweaters, right? I really like the stuff--it has so many possibilities. I've made bunches of flowers (check my etsy store, btw, I just added some in the jewelry section.) And I have plenty of flower bits still waiting to be used, either as flowers or something else.
But I have all of these sweaters to use (thanks, Carolla, for hitting up those Chicago thrift stores for me!) and so I put my thinking cap on and cogitated about current pop culture. Just about everybody in my circle has an e-reader these days, whether its a nook or kindle or kobe. And everyone who has an e-reader has a case for that e-reader. Its a necessity, really, to protect your investment. Most of my friends, when informally polled, were not excited with their case (too plain, but too expensive to ditch.) So, I decided to construct an e-reader case.
yeah, you saw that coming, huh? :)
Here is my cut felted sweater piece. I've carefully centered the cable pattern, of course.
I've folded my envelope shape and it looks pretty good. I did some experimenting with sewing techniques on some sweater scraps and quickly realized that my sewing machine was not going to work.
I'd put my Kindle in that!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Thursday, August 02, 2012
As promised: a bunch of new pics--this time of ornamented pig tail elastics for the little girls among us.
Some pink wool felted flowers.
And here is a close-up of these pretty little violets. Such lovely embroidery. So sweet for a little girl, I think.
If my daughter were still 3, I would most certainly be using these on her!
This cover was my favorite as small child. I would stare at these little hedgehog people and the other critters for hours. Or it seemed so to me, anyway. Brings back the warm and fuzzies for me! :)