There is a Fairy in my House





Some time ago, I started making a pair of slippers to warm Ellette’s feet.  They were such a fast knit.  I put them through the wash to felt, did a little hand felting, and then abandoned them.  What had happened, I suppose, is that I realized the heel was a bit tight while I was hand felting and tried to stretch it out a bit before it could dry.  I pulled to hard, and the seam, which I had read was a very important seam to reinforce (but, obviously, didn’t reinforce) split.  Discouraged, I dried the slippers and threw them in my UFO pile.

Well, while reading a book on fairies with Ellette, I realize these slippers would make fantastic Tinkerbell shoes.  So, I sucked it up, got out the thread and pompom maker, and fixed them up.  She loves them.  Wears them whenever she is in the house.  She loves dressing up and has quite a collection of clothes with which to do so (and a mother who keeps adding to the collection with every thrift store run), these slippers are perfect.  She wants me to make them in every color!

I must say I do enjoy watching her prance around the house in them.

The Pattern: French Press Felted Slippers by French Press .  I used the helpful notes from sarahlauren to turn the adult sized slippers into a child’s size 1.  Instead of putting the band and button across the top, I made two large pompoms to sew down.  Yarn was Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Evergreen (I don’t remember what I used for the poms).


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