Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sneak Peak

I have a few minutes for a post, so I thought I would post a quick sneak peak.

I have been going mad looking for wool sweaters to felt and turn into fabulous crafty items.  I have been having no luck at our local thrift stores and even a call out to all my mom's sweater wearing friends has gone unanswered.  I swear, all I can find is cotton and acrylic!

I settled for some sweater pieces which I found locally (well, in Ontario) from an etsy seller looking to destash.  The shipping was a little steep, but I got this batch for about $30 CDN.

There is a lot of good stuff in the batch.  The etsy seller uses the sweaters to make diaper covers and blankets.  She says she has boxes of scraps like this, so maybe I can use her as a source in the future.  You'll be seeing a lot more of these scraps in the future.

So far I have my eye on making a bunch of the Betz White Cupcakes.  The how to can be found in her book Warm Fuzzies which I have been monopolizing from my public library for a while now.

I also ordered these felted balls from Ornamentea. So those will be appearing on the blog soon too.

Mostly though, I have realized that I have a lot of on the go projects...

My Simple Modern Baby Quilt
More Cloth Baby Wipes

and a bunch of projects I haven't even mentioned yet!

I want to spend the next few days finishing up some of those projects so I can share them, and so I can move onto new things!

I'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa, I purchased several packages of 10 felt balls each package from DeSerres on clearance for about $2. But good to know about your felt ball making "trial". I was going to try to make some as well, but not anymore!