Sunday, July 26, 2009


I ran across Marjji's Etsy shop, and I just adore these critters! Seeing them makes me want to hug them, rub noses with them, name them, and line them up on my bed, like my 3 year old does with his stuffed animals, and these are recycled wool pieces of art! They are amazing, and adorable.

Friday, July 24, 2009

color pages & crafts

Do you wool fans have kids at home for the summer too? Here's some free wooly fun color pages & activities :) Just click on the image to go to the site & just print!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I love these bags from Ontwerpuo, made from recycled wool, and new wooden handles! I have a purse like this that I got at a resale store & I love it. There's just something about a wooden handle.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fiber In The Park

I will be doing my first fiber festival in September. I know this is months from now, but i'm excited! I also need to do a lot of planning, since I have never done this before. I know a lot of you have done art shows, craft shows, and festivals, so PLEASE shower me with advice!!! Do you live in the area (Illinois) & want to go to the festival, or just see where i'm going? Go here!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lola Godiva

Every now & then, when I have extra time (ok, not exactly extra time, but ignoring the laundry & dishes time) I like to see what my blog followers are up to. I featured Carol's fantastic recycled wool pillows, but now they are so different, and she's added purses! Can you believe she cuts all those flowers by hand? Want to see more? Check out her Etsy shop, Lola Godiva!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Recycled wool mattress protectors

I try to buy organic & all natural whenever I can, but can't always afford to that with everything. I always want the best surrounding my son's bed though, because I figure he spends 12 hours a day, every day, with his face pressed up against it, so that is an important place to start. His bed has an organic mattress, which means no plastic waterproof cover, so that needs to be protected from possible accidents. Wool was the only natural waterproofing solution. I had squares of lanolized wool, but he moves around in his sleep, so I needed more coverage... just in case. I took an old stained blanket with moth holes, felted it, lanolized it, and was able to make 3 full sized mattress protectors out of it. I think I might be selling some in my shop shortly, if I can get my hands on some more wool blankets. I had another that I was planning to use for that, but my son claimed it for his own. I think he loves wool as much as I do ;)

I purposely left it long on 2 ends, so it could be tucked in to keep it in place. I then put the sheet over the mattress protector. I usually do this in layers (mattress protector, sheet, mattress protector, sheet) for quick sheet changes. This came in VERY handy when my son had the stomach flu! Mattress protector on my son's bed:

Edited to add:
I forgot to mention all the other important benefits of wool as a mattress protector! Wool is insulated, breathable, and will wick away sweat, so a wool mattress protector will provide a more comfortable sleep (even in the summer!). Another fabulous benefit to wool is that it is dust mite resistant. This is better for everyone, especially those with allergies. Wool is also fire safe.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Church Mouse Studio

Etsy shop Church Mouse Studio is the sister store to Etsy shop Strange Exchange (featured yesterday), but these sisters are different! The one thing they do have in common is that they both have great recycled wool goodies!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Strange Exchange

If you are looking for a recycled wool purse that is truly different and unique, Etsy shop Strange Exchange is the place to go! They have another Etsy shop, but I will feature that one tomorrow.

Wool Artist

Patti chose a great name for her Etsy shop, Wool Artist, because that's exactly what she is... a wool artist! Get ready to do double takes, because these masterpieces are not paintings, but are made from recycled wool scraps! Aren't they stunning? I highly recommend clicking on each one to see it closer up! She also makes recycled wool tote bags & critters :)