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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Love me some felted slippers...

Ever since knitting my first pair of Fiber Trends felted clogs I have loved wool slippers!
Why? Well, you can slip them on with bare feet, they keep your feet toasty warm and your feet DO NOT sweat in them! LOVE, LOVE!

I literally wear holes in the heels of every pair I have knit for myself. However, I think I have that problem solved! This last pair I knit for myself using the pattern "Felted Clogs made Easy" I painted the bottoms with Tulip Slick paint.

This not only makes the bottoms non-slip it gives them extra durability. I used a foam brush and painted on 2 coats, letting the first dry before applying the second coat.

This works much better than the Plasti-Dip product I have used in the past. The Plasti-Dip smells horrible and it seeps through to the inside of your slipper. The Tulip Slick paint has no smell and stays put on the bottom and doesn't seep through to the inside!

I just squirted out an outline of where I wanted the paint to be and then kept squirting it out and filling in the outlined area.

Next I used a cheap throw away foam brush to spread it out. I found it worked best pulling from the outline into the center area. It dries pretty fast and will have a shiny look even when dry.

 I wear mine every day and absolutely love them!

I also love this pattern! It is by far the fastest and easiest knitted slipper and I'll be making many more of these using this pattern! You knit the tops, seam the heel and knit the soles separately. Then you seam the tops to the bottoms. Don't let this seaming discourage you from trying this pattern. Believe me it's super simple and fast!

I also knit this pair as a gift to my gynecologist "Dr. Sal". Long story but she is the best ever and I just love her. I've been through a lot with her this past year and she always makes me feel like I am her only patient. She was so thrilled with the slippers and they fit her perfectly!

I placed them sole to sole and wrapped a belly band around them with a cute scalloped sentiment on the front. I think it added just the right touch.

I hope you'll give not only knitted and felted slippers a try, but also this wonderful pattern...
" Have a blessed day!"

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My newest Dishcloth Wrapper Set

Birdhouse Dishcloth Wrapper PDF Set

I love designing dishcloth/washcloth wrapper sets for all of my handmade dishcloths!

This is my newest set, now available for purchase for $3.99. You will receive a PDF personalized with your name and all 4 label styles shown.

You can print them out as many times as you wish. I can also change them to read "Knitted for you by or Crocheted for you by" instead of Handmade for you by at no extra charge.

I can change them to read Washcloth instead of Dishcloth at no extra charge! (You have to leave me a note to seller if you want them to read Washcloth. NO NOTE and they will read Dishcloth!)

I can also add a 3rd line with your business name or url for an extra $.50
(Anything written in the 3rd line space without paying the extra $.50 will be IGNORED!)

You can purchase this set below...

Set Option
Phrase Choices
First Name Only

3rd Line to Read

Your set will be emailed to your email address on file with PayPal and will come from my email beehappy (at) beehappydesigns (dot) com
Please let me know if you don't receive your wrappers within the day! 
" Have a blessed day!"