Thursday, February 24, 2011

For Mom's Birthday.....





I made my mom a pair of felted slippers from the Fiber Trends pattern called Felt Ballerina Slippers. I tried to make her a pair for Christmas, but when I felted them they were two very different shapes and sizes. I have tried this pattern three times and the slippers never turn out quit the same size, and when making a pair of something the same size is quite crucial. I put them in a pillow case, and washed them at high heat with low water, and a tad bit of detergent and tossed in a pair of jeans to increase agitation. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
Although this pair still has slight differences they are the closest pair by far. Felting is such fun, but also a little nerve wracking, I am never quite sure what will come out in the end.
Happy Birthday Mom! Sorry we didn't win that trip to Hawaii ;) for our big Birthdays this year....let keep trying.

3 comments:

Mama Gone Green said...

They look great! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Simona said...

i've never felted before. i'm not sure if i could handle all these disappointments with the sizes...
the shoes look cute though!

6512 and growing said...

Those shoes are AMAZING!