Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wooly Mittens

Winter is approaching. We have sorted through our warmest clothes, brought our hats and gloves out of storage and placed our boots in the garage...all of the gear that is necessary to survive the harsh winter winds that soon will blow. Perhaps one of my favorite winter accessories is a warm pair of woolen mittens.

This year I think I will decorate one of our Christmas trees
with homemade mitten ornaments.
I saw this idea in the latest issue of Somerset Life and made some of my own.
I took two colors of felted wool (from old wool sweaters...washed in hot water and dried in the dryer), cut out mittens and cuffs and embellished. Crocheted lace, tiny buttons, glitter, ribbon and a guinea feather(of which I have plenty and can supply you with if you desire) decorate this little ornament.

I think I will try a few different colors.....
Oh, and let me know if you want some guinea feathers!
(who knows, I may send them still attached to the bird!)


Karen@Elsie Eleanor Designs said...


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Beverly, I so love this idea. I would like to make mittens to hang on my tree for each of the family. I would so love some guinea feathers. I have to make 15 mittens. I am going to the thrift store to see what kind of wool sweaters I can find that I could use to make my mittens. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea. I am so excited. I love little crafts that we can make that don't take a lifetime to finish. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Ruth said...

They are beautiful. What a great job, Bev!! I saw them in Somerset Life, too. I love that magazine.


Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Bev,

I've got that issue too! Aren't they adorable. :0) I want some guinea feathers please!


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