I've been holding onto this finished crafty project for a few weeks as it was winging it's way to Australia for my Mum's Birthday. She opened the package last weekend so I can now happily show it to you here. These are the first pair of French Press Felted Slippers that I've made and my first attempt felting. They are warm and comfy and in my opinion almost the perfect slipper - so much so that they very nearly didn't make it out of the house. As soon as I have time I'm planning on making a pair for myself.
One of the best parts is that they are really very easy to make. Don't be daunted by the idea of felting either - also incredibly easy, as I found out. I chose to felt by hand, a time-consuming process., but I was a little chicken to use our front-end loader for my first felting attempt. Next time I might be a little braver. This would actually make a wonderful first-knitting project, I think. You would need a crafty friend (or youtube) to explain the basic knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches - but small mistakes and holes don't matter too much as they disappear after felting. A perfect project for keeping your feet toasty and warm around the house. And pretty cute too.