Joining Nicole’s Keep Calm Craft On, sharing what I’m crafting.
I just finished making a pair of pants for Bracken out of a felted green sweater. I actually started them back in December, but just now finished them. When I felted this sweater, the arms were the perfect size for Bracken’s legs and it inspired me to make some pants for him. I made the pants up as I went along and stitched the pieces together with wool yarn. As I went along, I learned a lot and now there are things I would do differently when I make another pair. They turned out too big around the waste and I added a drawstring. Despite all my “mistakes”, Bracken loves them.
Here he is next to Jeff in the garden. I wanted to show the back side of the pants because I think the part on the bum is really cute!
The sweater covers most of them here.
So I pulled the sweater up so I could show the front (and held the chunky drawstring out of the way.)
It was amazing I got any clear pictures with how much this little guy moves!
I pulled up his sweater to show more of the back. It has another band along the top made with a blue sweater.
And my next sweater project…..
I’ve been inspired by all the sweet and simple dolls I’ve seen at The Waldorf School. I felt inspired to make one for Bracken. I used pieces from felted sweaters and stitched them together with yarn. I stitched on a yellow star (that got slightly off center, but now I like it like that.) I filled the doll with some carded wool and some lavender. Bracken woke up from his nap and saw me working on it. In his sweet sleepy voice he said “baby.” And he loved it immediately. I didn’t realize he would take to it so much, but he has. It was really fun to make. (And a nice- and very much needed- gift to myself during his nap time when I needed an activity to help me relax and unwind.)
I love making things out of felted wool sweaters!