Saturday, March 09, 2013

sweater slippers

Well, first day in of my week of home projects and my daughter reminded me that she's been asking for slippers.  The painting of the walls waited while I whipped these up using a couple of sweater sleeves.

 I say "whipped up" because they really only took me about 30 minutes.  The perfect project to fit in between a trip to town and dinner-making.  I cut the sleeves off of a lightly fulled (shrunk on purpose) cashmere and lambswool sweater that I had been saving and sewed up the toe with wool yarn.  I put them on her feet to figure out where the bend in the ankle needed to be, and sewed that too, cutting off the excess on the inside.

I stitched a faux cuff and tacked them in place with little roses made out of some wool rope my friend Odile sent me a while back and called it good.

She's slipping and sliding around the floor at this very moment, quite happily.  For that, the walls can wait.


Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

You are the best
They look awesome
and she looks so pretty !!

joanie said...

So perfect. I might have to steal this one for G. Is it stealing if I tell you I'm going to steal it?


kristin said...

These are great Lisa. My boys have been asking for slippers too and I haven't quite figured out what to do yet...but now you've got me thinking!

Brizel Handcrafts said...

WOW- totally BEAUTIFUL !
what a FAB pair of slippers :)
Yummy and ever so pretty...

Star of the East said...

They are perfect for a princess!!

Scrapiana said...

Those are lovely, Lisa! Yep, walls can wait. :)


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