Sunday, 24 September 2017

Handmade Monday #44

Welcome to Handmade Monday, our weekly craft link up. 
This is the place to share your makes, bakes and other handmade craft ideas and find some new inspiration.
As the weather had turned pretty autumnal here (except this weekend, which has been lovely, go figure!) we had been sorting out clothes, getting the warmer, cosy stuff out. We found a few wool jumpers with holes a little past repair so I had a week of felting. 
What I learnt was that not all jumper shrink down in the same way, some end up much smaller and thicker than others. It's been fun to see what I get and then think what it can be made into.
I'll share my makes over the next few weeks, mostly bags, broaches etc. I'm trying to use every bit! I only have teeny tiny scrappy pieces left of the thinner cream coloured jumper, I'm wondering if they would make pin cushion stuffing if I chop it up smaller, what do you think? 

Now it's time to look at the features from last weeks Handmade Monday:
Sticking with the felted jumper theme I just had to pick this lovely patchwork blanket from Pillar Box Blue.

Ginx crafts showed us a beautiful fair isle knitted beret and waistcoat. I love fair isle, makes me think of Neville Longbottom!

Neli Designs took a pretty spring wreath and with minimal spend turned it into a perfect wreath for autumn. Pretty, practical and inexpensive, what's not to like! 

Congratulations to you all, here is a "Yay! I was featured" button for your blog.

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Handmade Monday is all about building a craft community, please so take a few minutes to visit some of the other links, leave a comment, and maybe share your favourites on the social media of your choice if you can.
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The rules for Handmade Monday are simple:
  • Did you make it? Yes - hooray, we'd love to see it!
  • Add the link to a specific blog post, not your main site URL.
  • Link up to 3 posts each week.
  • Mingle - visit some of the other links - comment - sharelet's support one another and grow our craft community.
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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.


  1. Thanks for hosting the fun Julie and enjoy the week. :)

  2. Thank you for another fabulous party Julie! Enjoy your week!

  3. Julie, Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a great week!

    xo Dianne

  4. Thank you, for featuring my sweater blanket. Don't throw away your teeny scraps from your felted jumpers, I've made felt garlands from the scraps before. These garlands are a bit like felt tinsel and are fun to make.


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