dinsdag 27 november 2018


After all the Pink Ribbon activity in October
came some serious felting
in the first two weekends of November.

The regional group
of our Dutch felting society
gave us the opportunity
to make shoes or boots.
(some of the members did a real shoe-workshop,
then made another pair and then
five of them wanted to teach us)

With three together
we carpooled to the tree-nursery region
where one of the members has a felting studio
in a greenhouse.
The sun was shining ...
but at first it was COLD !
(but we were warned :
and had many layers of clothing !)

After measuring our feet
we had to adjust the lasts according to those measures.

Iiiiiiieeeee not nice, cutting into the styrofoam !

We also made the reinforcement for the heel

Weighing the wool, making the resist for the felt,
and having a nice lunch filled up that first day.

The next day the serious felting began !
Still COLD but the sun heated up the greenhouse quit nicely.

Starting with the  B I G  resist !

The first of many layers ! 

After working for a considerable time
I could cut the form in half
making two shoes

After a bit more felting I put in the lasts
and continued felting
to let them shrink to the form.

We took the half finished shoes home.

Luckily I could take out the lasts without
having to cut the sole !!!

Then there was more felting, till they fit around my feet !

After they were dry I could cut the shape I wanted :
I decided for booties instead of shoes with laces.

Next weekend was the final day :
punching holes for laces,
gluing in the contrefort and putting on the soles.

Ta-daaaaah !

Very happy !

(some others too !)

It was a LOT of work
but soooooo much FUN !

donderdag 15 november 2018

the final PINK result


Oh boy, it has been a while 

After finishing the last Pink Ribbon jewel
on Wednesday October 31
there was the start of a lot-of-hard-work workshop :
felting shoes !
It was a lot of FUN but it was quite cold
and a LOT of hard work indeed !
(3 days)
But more on thát later !

Although, at the beginning of the month,
I didn't know if I would be able
to keep it up till the end,
I luckily did !!!
(but I still must be careful with my back)

The very last EXTRA jewels
that I had to make
will be going to the post next week !

Then the final amount I can transfer to PINK  RIBBON will be

€  525.-

I want to THANK all the generous buyers
who made this possible !

Madelon, Alet, Karen, Gerda
Ellen, Dee, Joke, Siets,
Sjaak, Evelien, Sandra,
Larisa, Corinna, Anke, Ulrike,
 Hazel , Maria, Nancy,
Catherina, Delia,
Kate, Jolan



(you might count the names and NOT come to 31 ...
that's because there were people who bought 
MORE than one jewel !!!)


zaterdag 3 november 2018

..... only two left ... ?

This weekend I'm VERY busy with
two felting workshops !

One started yesterday
which continues tomorrow,
and an extra (small) one today !

I will tell about those later
but :

there are still
TWO Pink Ribbon Jewels left !!! 

NOTHING   left now  !

That must be a mistake

the PURPLE  HEART  pendant (day 16)



the FISH brooch  (day 29)


There is surely someone out there
who wants one of these
(or both)
for a donation of

€ 10

You'll become the proud owner of a lovely jewel
(for yourself or for a friend)


you support a good cause !

Just send me an email at
(or leave a message down here at the "comments")

I hope I can send these lovelies to someone soon