December 31, 2011

Felted Slippers

I've made 2 pairs of these felted slippers and I love them! They're so warm and comfy.

I took an online class @ Craftsy with Betz White. They're very easy to make and stitch up quick.
You 'felt' old wool sweaters by washing them in hot water & soap. They become dense and don't ravel.
The ribbing on the bottom edge of the sweater is used for the cuff on the slippers.

On the striped pair I used jiffy grip on the soles. I embellished them with scraps left from the sweater.

I need to hit the thrift stores for more sweaters!

December 20, 2011


Nothing says Christmas like a poinsettia.
These beauties are quick to stitch and look great in a variety of colors of felt.

My poinsettias can be used as pins, magnets, hair clips, etc.

I've also included printable cards to attach a pin to, perfect for gift giving.

You can read more about or purchase these machine embroidery design files HERE.

December 18, 2011

Snowmen Peppermint Patties

I had to do some sort of snowman project this year. I've been so busy with my web site that I was glad I could squeeze a little crafty time in for me.

These little guys cover the top of a peppermint patty candy. I really love York Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties, but they're packaged in loose rectangles. I got small round peppermint patties at WalMart.

I cut the black scallops & white circles from cardstock using my Cricut machine.
The scallops are cut at 1.75" and the circles at 1.50". Use double stick tape to secure the circle on top of the scallop.

I used rouge and a stiff brush to apply a little blush at the cheeks. The end of a paintbrush dipped in black paint makes the eyes and mouth. Add and orange nose and he's done.

After the paint dries, apply double stick tape to the back and stick the snowman to the back of the peppermint patty. Yummy!