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I know it looks uneven in the pictures, but it’s an illusion! I’m actually proud of how straight my seams are. Cuddle pillow made out of an up-cycled sweater! I’ve already used it on my cold hands, and it is dreamy.
I felted some soap! I tried to use cheery colors, but they ended up reminding me of Rogue from the X-Men, which is equally uplifting for morningtimes.
Why felt soap? Well, because it makes it luxuriously lathery, budget-friendly long lasting, and excellently exfoliative. My favorite part though, is the smell. I used soap from The Left Hand, a local soap company here in Alabama, which smells amazing no matter what the flavor, but this is actually their unscented variety (my girlfriend is a delicate flower and can’t have too much smelly stuff on her skin). This is colonial wool roving, and it still has a slightly outdoorsy smell too it. I know, that doesn’t sound too appealing, but it is dreamy. It smells like hay in the sun, and I might roll with the hay-bale look for my next round.
Slippers a la Christian Dior… la la.
That’s right, my first designer piece. This Shetland wool sweater had several moth holes in it, but no matter! I just cut a few scrap pieces and needle felted them to over the holes!
They’re sewn a little wonky thanks to my inability to translate from a child’s pattern, but don’t tell my feet, my cozy cozy feet. I just don’t think they’d understand. Cuz if you tell my feet, my cozy cozy feet, they might blow up and kick you in the face.
I made Zuko a sweater! I got it in human form (me or the sweater? oooo! never know!) at the thrift store, but washing it unleashed this PUNGENT mothball smell that took about a week to get rid of. If anyone else out there in tumblrland is interested, just about the only thing that effectively got rid of the smell was airing it out on the back porch for a few days. Every wash, even in vinegar, only seemed to make it worse.
I had been looking for a super-nerdy sweater to get for him, and this one just fit the bill. Thanks to this tutorial at Craftstylish (and the homework I wasn’t doing), he is now cuddled up in his adorable, one-of-a-kind, cuddly, turtleneck sweater.