Snow Flakes

September 21, 2010

I hope my post the other day on spring blossoms didn't prompt the wild weather! It has done nothing but blow for four days now, so making something snuggly and warm from a beautifully soft lambswool and angora sweater was a perfect project.

By washing the sweater in the machine and drying it on hot in the dryer makes it shrink and the fibers bond together for extra warmth. I started with the little reversible slippers, then decided to make a little snowflake pixie hat to go with them. (Shown on my adorable little friend Macy).

I lined it with the same fabric as the reverse side of the shoes - a cream and white patterned cotton. Cutting out the snowflakes was a bit of a mission - they are so fiddly! They were very carefully hand stitched on with sparkly silver thread.

The little ties are simply hand spun New Zealand wool, which I braided and sewed in.

There was a little bit of the jumper left over - just enough to make a pair of sweet little mittens! These will be part of my shop update this week.

I really enjoyed working with the soft and cosy jumper and almost wished it was still winter here... but not quite. Roll on spring!


  1. wow, what a gorgeous set of snuggly goodness- you are very talented!

  2. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Simply unique and gorgeous! You certainly have a talent Lisa. I just love the cream and grey slippers with pearls, a one off designer item that would be so special to have.
    Beautiful little girl model too!
    Go well,
    Bernie's Aunty Shirley


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