Thursday, February 24, 2011
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.