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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Little White Mittens ...

Hello my dear friends,

having just finished my two newest winter pumpkins, I just wanted to make neat things for the upcoming season and the more wonderful time of the year.

With the colder weather now here (it is snowing as I started to write this post yesterday) and being inside, all toasty and warm, it is the perfect time to be creative. My fingers just wanted to stay busy but what could I make? I thought for a bit and then came up with the solution. Why not make some ornaments?! I hadn't made any in the longest time and with Christmas is on it's way, what better than that?! I so love to hand sew things, so fabric or felt it was. All I had to do was think of what the design should be. Again more thinking. Hmm ... something very wintry and also Christmassy, not overloaded at all but what could that be? Then the answer was all of the sudden there and the answer was ... mittens! Mittens are all about wintertime and they can also look Christmassy too, so my mind was made up and I was excited to start on those little mittens all dressed up pretty and nice.

I had a basic pattern handy which is exactly what I wanted. I also had some of that wonderful white wool felt which I had bought at the beginning of this year in Michigan. Tucked away in a few of the boxes in my studio were all sorts of bits and pieces that would be just right for the pretty and nice part of this project. Sari silk ribbon, seam binding and some old fashioned tinsel garlands, baker's twine, little jingle bells, metal pine cones, pearls ... the possibilities were endless. Oh, I almost forgot ... glitter was a must. The look of glistening frost is so beyond right for this too! Basically anything would go in my eyes, just think of Christmas and winter and that is what I attempted!

Work started right away by washing and drying the wool felt. Once that was done I could start the creative part! I cut out several little mitten halves and enjoyed every minute sewing them by hand together. (I think, I might just to started quilting again to get my hand sewing fix.)

With the sewing and stuffing of the mittens done, I started the trail and error of how I wanted the mittens to be decorated. After a little while I got what I was looking for! Not too little and not too much but just right. My first set of four mittens is now finished and that is what I am sharing with all of you today. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

And these are my little white winter mittens ...

I am so happy with the way they have turned out! 
A little touch of frost, a little bit of green and a small golden jingle bell living amongst some strands of white yarn and vintage looking clear garland ~ perfect! And just like I said, not too little but not too much. These wintry ornaments will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop very soon, hopefully with a few more newer and older creations of mine.

I am already working on some more sets of these little white felt ornaments and I am thinking of  maybe making a few little stocking ornaments like this too. I will see what happens next on my worktable. What ever that may be, I will for sure share with all of you again.

It was so nice of you to stop by and visit me here at Todolwen and it would be nice if you didn't in some time again.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Dear Karen,
    Your mitten ornaments are magical! So sweet and vintage lovely~ What beautiful work my friend! I am enchanted. They are frosty and charming!
    Thank you for sharing~ Have a nice week-end coming ahead~ Hugs, karen o

  2. Those are so sweet, you have such an artistic touch!

  3. They really are just the sweetest thing - and you're right that white wool is simply wonderful. I love the texture of it - I've never seen anything quite like it. Usually they're somewhat greyish or have a yellow cast to them, but this one you're using is perfection.