16.3.11

Felted Slippers

Finishing
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.

21 comments:

Kristina said...

soooo sute!! I love them! can you also do a pair for me?? :)

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

These are so cute and practical! I bet your mom was thrilled!

Stella said...

Those look amazing! I really need to learn how to knit, gosh!

Krystal said...

those are the cutest house slippers ever, I wear some all the time so maybe I should put this on my to do list!

Silver Strands said...

Those are SO CUTE ... really! Love them!

Kelly said...

Those are amazing! I love the shade you chose!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

The first thing I thought was how much my friend Sarah would love felted slippers like those. They're very much her style.

My grandmother used to knit slippers for us when I was young. I remember how much I loved wearing them and I just wish I still had some of those around...

Anika said...

I LOVE THEM!!! You could sell these off...so comfy AND stylish.

Tara said...

love them!

Jamie said...

Adorable! Makes me wish I was a bit craftier!

justine said...

you are so amazingly clever, wow! I was reading an article yesterday about a woman who makes felt dogs, tiny little things that sell for £250 each!

Kat Sloma said...

Wow, those are so cute! I want a pair too.

urban muser said...

love these. your mum is lucky! i have felted bags before, but not slippers. these look great!!

Dorian Susan said...

I bet your Mum loves these. I especially like that last shot of them. I applaud your ability to felt, knit, etc....in addition to your fab camera skills.

Julie said...

Very nice!

ELK said...

what a very special gift for your mom.. made with love and your very talented hands..love the color!!

Karli said...

I love these - wow! I can barely sew on a button, so I'll just admire your work. And the floor in your first shot - oh my goodness. So soft and dreamy. Those soft lines are heavenly!

P I A said...

wow! they're amazing! You're so gifted! Lucky you!

Monique said...

These slippers look splendid I love the button. Well Done!

Siobhan said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Love the colour and the button x

amanda {the habit of being} said...

very cute! i love that big button!