29 December 2008

Woolies

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Remember the remark I made in a previous post about going into the Wool Basket? The Wool Basket sells felted wool, hand-dyed felted wool and wool felt along with all the miscellaneous items one needs to work with wool.

The purchase of a fat eight of a pink and a white felted wool resulted in these two sweet items. The pattern for the pincushion hat has lanquished in the To Be Made file for several years and then sighting on the internets brought it to the forefront again. I had held off making this because I did not want to start stashing wool.


Then I found this adorable pattern for a sewing caddy. And after all the hand work on Frances, I realized I needed something better and prettier to use than sticking the needles in the arm of the sofa.

Resistance was futile.

17 comments:

  1. Your woolies are so pretty. I haven't work with wool in crafting or quilting yet but plan to. How hard is it to work with, in general, for stitching or perhaps appliquing? Does it needle easily enough? I want to make some bags, perhaps clothes on a prim doll, for example, maybe a pin cushion...

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  2. You are just TOO clever. Those are the cutest! I have a couple of pieces of wool that I keep thinking I will felt myself, but so far, they are in the "still in the drawer" phase. I don't know where to buy it already felted, around here.

    Good work!
    Marne

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  3. Oh - they are both so sweet *s*

    Maybe I'd better pull down the wool box and get to work. While I don't stick needles into the chair when I'm doing handwork, I do pin things to my t-shirt, blouse, sweatshirt, pj's. Must always do a 'pin check' before I pull it over my head to change close. An easy way to stick myself in the eye.

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  4. You are coming to the end of the year with several finished.....

    Doesn't that feel soooooo good.

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  5. Oh those are sooo pretty!

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  6. Your woolies are adorable. I have a hat pincushion in the same pattern. Enjoy using your new tools.

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  7. Oh, those are enough to make you just want to sit and sew just so you can use them. Very pretty!

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  8. Very cute pincushions! I think wool / felt is great to work in.

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  9. Wool is irresistable! I know I have a fairly large stash of it. Thanks for the link for the pattern. I think I will need one of those!

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  10. Your new creations are so pretty. As is the quilt in the background too.

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  11. I haven't succumbed to the woolies yet, but seeing these may just break down my resistance! They're so sweet!

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  12. Those are adorable...so soft and feminine. They'd make terrific girlie gifts for any occasion.

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  13. everytime I see these I think of how great it would be to make, and have, one. Like I need another thing to finish!!!
    Yours are so sweet though..very tempting.

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  14. I love wool felt but for some reason never have time to work on it. I love your pin cushions.

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  15. Love those woolie babies! Especially the little hat, it is so very pretty.

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  16. Totally precious! And I love how you displayed them for the photo.

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  17. Can you tell me where you got the patterns for these woolies? I'm just a beginner and I think maybe this is something I can handle.
    Rae

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