Hey Hey Felty Folks-
I am enjoying a nice (and rare) quiet lull with things today before all hell breaks loose for the holidays. Lol. WHY did i agree to that retail job this week???
BUT to show my true intentions
for the holiday- I too, and much like a lot of us on here- Have made mostly ALL my gifts this year. (well, except for the much anticipated shop to the dollar store for stocking stuffers.
) I made my man a well deserved pair of felt slippers.
This wool felt was made a few weeks ago by myself and my lovely hubby. It was a first attempt for the both of us, and i believe we are HOOKED!
We even have plans to join up with another couple to do some felting in the new year. lol! yay! felt rug here we come!!!
Okay- back to my point: I searched high and low for a slipper pattern that would work with my limited amount of co-created felt. And Wah-Lah! Whattya know- i found a link to curved toe slippers a la ancient eastern style. http://www.vertetsable.com/demos_slippers.htm
I did my best copying the pattern off the computer screen, as santa is supposed to be bringing us a new printer this year.
The toes didnt curve enough for my tastes, and overall its a pretty rough lookin' slipper...BUT after piercing my fingers 100 times with the surgical needle i was using (not your average needle!!I needed it for the leather -NOT my fingers!
) and ripping the right foot apart 3 times- i settled, and just finished her off. I used a leather strap reinforcement for the heel and the outer sole is also leather. Nice and thick stuff.
I hope he likes them...blood sweat and tears included..Sorry for the bad pic here- i guess i have to dust the mirror. haha.
me wearing them- they are Soooooo Cozy!!! yum.
side close up- ignore the shitty stitching there on the side. whatever. lol...
Top view- There were two small pieces of felt in different colours, so i used the yellow stuff for the sole lining. Also just used a big ol' heavy blanket stitch for the whole thing, with black embroidery floss and on the back, used blue wool upholstery yarn.
works for me.
I liked making these- its super easy to do , and now that i've gotten the feel of it- i think all that extra leather would come in handy to make more curved toe slippers.
anyhoo- hope you like.
Oh- And i should take advantage of saying to all-
Happy happy and merry merry to all of you this year! I hope the new year brings you much joy, peace, love and abundance of all your favourite things.