Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I Felt Like

Now it can be revealed--the object created from the felt I made with the Artfelt kit:

It's a phone bag for a friend who's always losing her phone in the bottom of her handbag. Nylon rope and a lobster clip attach it to a purse handle; a magnetic purse closure in the top keeps the phone from falling out by accident and slows down possible pilfering fingers.

One of the skills used dates from way back in Girl Scouts--that's where I learned to whip rope ends, and that's how I made the rope loops (with a little fabric glue in the background for extra stay-puttedness).

This whole project was such fun, I'm sure I'll do another one soon!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Complete Shearer!

My Shearer cardigan of the Shepherd and Shearer duo is complete!

All in all, I'm quite satisfied with it. Only a small regret that I couldn't find a darker brown zipper and had to settle for tan. Otherwise it's great! Splitting the front of the pullover pattern was easy and looks just fine. The ribs added to border the zipper make the front a little wider than the back, but I think that the difference is taken up with boobage and it's not a problem.

The fabric is wonderfully dense and warm, the remaining lanolin repels water, and the heathery brown color is great camouflage for dirt. Just the thing for working in the garden in the fall.