Poodle from Felted Wool
and fabric stabilizer
glued onto a skirt made from a felted (aka:shrunken) sweater
For this sweet "Madame Alexander" doll
I found at a vintage shop
for a precious little girl for Christmas
...Who also didn't have any shoes....
So, with some more felted wool and glitter of course.
I made my first ever pair of shoes!
The only sewing on the skirt
was the elastic sewn into the waistband.
(and I also sewed the glued on ribbon)
When wool has been shrunk,
the fibers meld together and becomes heavy felt.
The edges can be cut with no need for sewing.
I used the neck through raglan sleeve upper part
of the sweater to make the skirt.
My first expereince of shrinking a sweater was not so pretty.
When I was a little girl, my dear Aunt knitted me a beautiful sweater
and my mother accidentally
washed it in hot water.
My aunt was not pleased.
I realize now I could not have worn it anyway,
as wool makes me itch.
Who knew shrinking sweaters would become a craft?!?
And I have to show you another crafty girl
who loves to alter and create things with
Her technique: She first tears and rips the paper just so
and then enjoys the work of her paws.
She has been known to do this to items she finds
while counter-surfing, such as bills, cards, letters,
she is not choosy. But wrapping paper has a
distinct flavor and is so easy to rip,
and makes a fancy sound