daughter started on some weeks ago
is finally finished.
(it's not easy for a mother of three
to find enough time for such a big felting task)
We are very satisfied with the end result.
We both made a jacket before,
but that was in a workshop with Anneke Copier,
some years ago and never came to making another one ourselves
(untill now !)
Making a good closure isn't one of the easiast parts
because you don't want the button holes and buttons
to tear the felt apart
(though felt is really tough material !)
That's why she stitched a narrow leather strip
on both insides to give the closure more firmness.
In the end I made the (simple) buttonholes
and stitched the buttons on.
These real horn buttons were once my mom's :
she bought them on a holiday in Austria
where she was always on the look-out for special things.
A true FIRE woman jacket !
Under my sewing machine
the "jeweled squares" are growing more and more.
Our smallest grandson loves to stack them
size by size
when they are laid down on the floor.
(he thinks I shouldn't lay them on the floor at all !)
And when the "little one" isn't using his chair ...
there's another "little one" who is using it instead
especially when the sun is shining