Writing recently about my granddaughters’ wool clothing made me reminisce about all the items I’ve played around with out of felted sweaters. Today I’ve put together a Green Sheep roundup of THINGS-THAT-AREN’T-BLANKETS. Some of them are one-offs; some of them I chose to make a batch of and sell on Etsy. I posted about nearly all of them on this blog.
(But I didn’t post about this kitty, so he’s a bonus. The pattern is not original to me, although I did adapt it for felted sweaters. Unfortunately, I can no longer find the original (a library book?) to give the designer credit. Does this little guy not look like a rodent from the back?? It would be fun to play around with the pattern and see what other animals it could become.)
Now: On to the roundup!
Here are 15 non-blanket experiments (i.e. with the exception of leggings, tunics, slippers and hooded jacket, I drew up my own patterns). The list starts with the WAY-backs, from 2010, and comes up to the present. The links go to original blog posts, most of which were pretty spare in terms of info. But there are a few more pictures. Maybe they can get your own creative juices flowing ;)
These are all a lot of fun to try and to tweak. Certainly, having felted sweaters on hand gives a new dimension to gift-giving. And still? After all is said and done, making blankets is the thing I love the most ♥
Hi, folks! I completely forgot to announce this here on the blog, but I have wonderfully warm woolen mittens and fun one-of-a-kind Christmas stockings in my Etsy shop! There are just a handful (heehee!) of mittens left, so check them out now if you’re interested.
Link here: www.etsy.com/shop/TheGreenSheepStudio
Our faithful US Postal Service’s 3-Day Priority Mail will get them to you before Christmas if you order by this Friday, December 16 (if you are in the US). It’s getting risky after that, but I’ll do my best to ship items quickly!
Thanks for looking! Etsy shop link: www.etsy.com/shop/TheGreenSheepStudio
Okay, it only took me a month after Art in the Barn to post new things for sale in my Etsy shop…! But I’m finally finished :).
(There was some shop upkeep required as well. I find myself wishing those software/app developers would go on vacation and allow a little moss to grow under their techie creations back at home. It’s hard for us ordinary folk to keep up!)
Over at my Etsy shop you will find these two blankets now for sale:
“Summer Nostalgia” (57″ x 70″)
The “Summer Nostalgia” story is posted here.
“The Redbud” (62″ x 76″)
“The Redbud” story is posted here.
In the Etsy shop there are also several pairs of fleece-lined wool mittens…
…and lots of keepsake Christmas stockings for the special people in your life.
Please come take a look. The doors are open for Christmas shopping, window shopping and anytime shopping. Invite your friends!
I just finished a big batch of Christmas stockings today for next weekend’s holiday show. Picking out just the right cuff for each one is half the fun. A batch of mittens is next!
(Click here for the invitation, location and time.)
In November, my newly-married daughter called and said, “I was thinking of sewing a pair of Christmas stockings for us — but then I thought of you…” Could I maybe sew them a pair? Would there be enough time? Her request fell into place after the year-end orders, and then I made the time. So for my dear daughter and son-in-law on the occasion of their first Christmas: keepsake woolen Christmas stockings.
(Unfortunately, our house is not equipped with its own fireplace mantel for the perfect photo shoot, but I do have this gorgeous oak buffet passed down from my parents. Hmmm, yes, I think it’ll do.)
Green for him:
And red for her:
Stockings are 18.5″ long, 10″ wide, lined with cotton knit.