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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: short woolies from felted sweaters on: January 06, 2011 07:51:35 AM
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Oh, well does the tag say "lambswool" or just "wool"?  If it just says "wool" do you just have to feel the sweater to see if it's scratchy or not?  Thanks for sharing your expertise!
it usually says, at least on the newer sweaters.  the ones i've gotten so far at any rate.. i think though if it feels soft or scratchy, that's pretty much the same way it will feel when you felt it.  felting makes it a little smoother, but lambswool is the way to go...
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: short woolies from felted sweaters on: January 05, 2011 06:51:30 AM
Are felted sweaters scratchy on little ones sensitive skin?  I ask because a little girl gave me a hug while I was wearing my wool coat and she said "Ouch, you're scratchy!"
I shuffle through the goodwill offerings for lambswool for the shorties/longies.  the lambswool stays nice and soft even with felting Smiley
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: The Reading Quilt on: January 04, 2011 10:21:43 AM
This is fantastic and inspiring.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / short woolies from felted sweaters on: January 04, 2011 09:06:34 AM
I used a combo and an internet tutorial to make these shorties from 2 different old felted sweaters, then attached hearts to cover some holes in the wool (goodwill sweaters- cheap but imperfect).  you can just google shorties from sweaters and find several tutorials, but basically you use the cuffs to make the legs.  cloth diapers ROCK!  and these cover and absorb Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / snow pixie hat & longies from a sweater on: January 04, 2011 09:02:39 AM
i cut up a felted lambswool sweater, and used the petite purls tutorial for the snow pixie hat for my 14 month old daughter.  I lined the hat with a small piece of flannel, and used some leftover quilt binding for the trim.  I also made some longies with the same sweater.  You can't see the butt of the pants, but there's a poofy pants (cloth diaper) insert from another sweater (from which I made her shorties a while back).
she has a "goat getting" stick in her hand.  we have an overly affectionate billy goat, and she is copying how mommy keeps from getting billy lovin. 
here's the tutorial: http://petitepurls.com/winter10/winter2010_s_sewpetite.html
a closeup of the hat:
the entire ensemble:
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Pan's Labyrinth Dress on: December 04, 2008 11:11:57 AM
I love, LOVE, LOVE that movie too!  That is a wonderful costume!  You'll have to try the Princess Moanna in the otherworld fancy dress next. 
great job, great idea!
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Love your wedding? Then show off your photos here! on: November 19, 2008 06:41:03 PM
posting these in the right place this time...
totally diy.




8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: anarcha-feminist flag on: October 19, 2008 09:14:27 AM
yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  awesome! 
nice work. 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: simple thicknquick stripey scarf! or: i learn stripes. on: October 06, 2008 08:37:53 PM
It's wool-ease, thick and quick.  I don't remember what color I used for the scarf, there are lots of colors in that line, and it's really thick, so a scarf is fast. It's a bit pricey, but I always lurk the different stores for sales, so eventually it will be cheap if you wait.  Wink
Thanks for the comments!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Block prints with recycled food packaging on: October 06, 2008 03:58:46 PM
wonderful! 
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