I can’t tell you how many brooches I have made. Too many. I made loads for a craft fair that got cancelled. I thought it would be a good idea to have small, inexpensive items for sale. I also make a brooch to go with scarves, so there are even more.
I only made 7 bags, three of which were experiments. The red bag was originally a cozy, then a hat and finally a bag. I really like the little shoulder bags and will probably make some more. All of these bags have improved my rope making skills!
I made six pairs of handwarmers and mittens. I love how they are thin and flexible, yet strong and warm. I shall be making more of these.
I made 9 sets of coasters and two sets of placements. The coaster and placemat sets were Christmas presents for my twins. As well as being a good way to use leftover roving, they are very practical items.
I managed to make four pairs of wearable slippers. However, the slipper socks with soles are the only ones that actually fit the hubs and me. We both have narrow feet. The slipper sock came from a tutorial by RuFelt Online. This will be my go to method as it is the most accurate.
This is how they are meant to be worn, but as we have dogs and the hair and dirt gets everywhere, I converted them to slippers. They are thinner than normal slippers, but still very warm. Now that I have my daughter’s foot template, I will be able to make her a pair, but I shall add an extra layer of wool to make them even more sturdy. Joe’s Toes make felt soles with rubber on them for anti slip. My husband wears his all of the time now.
I made six (one not shown) eyeglass cases and one coin purse. These were inspired from a tutorial by Sally Gulbrandsen with the flex frames, though I made mine a bit differently. I sold the pink one with three buttons and two were Christmas gifts. I am using the bottom middle one for myself as I can put a pair of my glasses in them. It has a smaller flex frame than the ones on top, so it would be more difficult to put sunglasses in them. I might use the smaller flex frames to make pencil cases next time. These cases can hold a phone or glasses, cosmetics, or even personal hygiene items.
And lastly, I made some wrist cuffs. There was a tutorial in Felt Magazine for the ones on the left. I made two of these and sold one. Although not really my thing, they look pretty on and are more comfortable than wearing bracelets, which I don’t normally do as they irritate me when I am typing on the computer. These don’t bother me as they are soft. I also repurposed two nuno felted neck cowls that I was unhappy with. I made wrist warmers and brooches out of them. I sold a few of these also. It was the first time I used the buttonhole feature on my sewing machine. 🙂