Monday, June 25, 2012

Making New Garments Out of Old and a DRAWING

After a number of years of felting now I have many scraps and quite a few prefelts. I am now using some of these to make new pieces to save a few dollars. Last year at tax time I got a good break because my output in money was quite a bit larger than what I made back. Though I never went into felting to make money, I would like to pay for my supplies a little bit. So using garments that I haven't sold, or that I am tired of is one way to save a bit. 

This colorful vest was a pretty ugly jacket at one time. Hard to believe now as it looks nothing like its former self. I used several of my prefelts to decorate it and had a great time doing it. I went over to my friend Kathy's and got some great vintage buttons that she got from her father after they closed an old woolen mill. Her father worked in the mill. As you can see in the picture below, I have plenty of felts to use and many garments to consider, though not all of these will be recycled.

Vest that needs buttons
Prefelts on vest
Garments for consideration

Bucket of prefelts
On another topic, I want to have a drawing for a hat, but you will have to spread the word to have the drawing. I have been having fun making "Free Form Felted Hats," and I would like to share one, one with a flower. To have the drawing, I want to have at least 5 entries. I think that we can do that. I have changed my header so that there are 2 hats at the top of my blog and those are the hats I am talking about. To enter, just comment and say you are interested. Make sure that I have a way of getting back in touch with you if your name is drawn, email, blog, etc. Also, talk it up with your friends and blogger buddies.
Hope to hear, hugs, Cameron


  1. I really like what you have done with the vest. It makes a lot of sense to re-purpose items to create such lovely pieces.
    Not entering the draw for the ht I'm afraid as I don't wear them.

  2. Please enter me into the drawing as you know I have admired this hat pattern and have been wanting to make one like it but wasn't sure how. To actually own one would be great. I have been hopeless about blogging lately, but am following you via google reader.

  3. The vest looks great, it's good to remake/alter items.Hope you get lots of people entering your generous giveaway. Please do include me.

  4. Recycling projects is a great way to revitalise them and create new beauty. I love the vest.

    I hope you reach your target for the giveaway, the hats look fabulous. I will put a link on my facebook page.

  5. Please enter me in the hat draw. I will also post a link on my Facebook page.

    Shirley Goodwin

  6. The vest looks wonderful- the colours sing together. I could have used a hat in Rockhampton this week- hard to believe I am in tropical north Queensland for a week!

  7. Fantastic, I already have 5 entries. However, I won't have one of my friends draw names for a week to give more folks time to respond. I think that I will draw 2 names to make it more fun, so 2 winners. Fiona, I'll share how I make the hats, no big secret, when the contest is over. What fun!!!

  8. Hi Cameron would love the chance to win one of your fab hats ......artymess(at)yahoo(dot)com.........x

  9. Hey Cameron....
    It has been a while since I visited. Life has been crazy!!!!! Love the hats, so please enter me. It think it's wonderful that you make such lovely things with scraps and such.

  10. Please put me in the drawing. I love these hats so much. Love your new header as well. I will talk about it on my blog. Good luck.

  11. Your hats are beautiful! I'd love to be in the drawing!