So, I continue on this little journey of creating my own pattern and design. I plan on taking some pictures of my progress this afternoon. I hope she loves it!
I also began up-cycling some sweaters last week that I bought from Goodwill. The purses I intend to sew from the felted sweaters had to wait though. Our drain on the washer plugged and flooded the garage. I was mortified, thinking the sweater "turds" (as I call them) had plugged the drain. Luckily for me, the plumber said that the drain had been clogged for a long time, probably long before we moved in. PHEW!
Of the three sweaters I bought, only 2 felted and the beautiful cream 100% mohair sweater only shrunk. What disappointment! It was that sweater I had planned on being the bulk of a cream, square purse with a red flower accent. Unbeknown to me, the sweater was either superwash (meaning treated to prevent felting) or the chemicals to make it cream-colored prevented it from felting. But it did shrink down to a nice size, just right for me! I plan on wearing it rather then carrying it.
Turds I pulled out of the washer
Those yet to be fished out . . .