Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - warm Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:50:29 PST BLOX v1.01 Cosy lined slippers
Cosy lined slippers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vermanen I saw this instructable : Cosy slippers from your old woolly jumper by ThePrintPlace and decided to make a lined version of it. I've tried to explain how I did this, but it's important to first follow the instructions of the other instructable to get your pattern. Step 1 (as shown on the jeans sl...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:53:14 PST
BEANIE BAG! The Hat that Transforms into a Bag!!
BEANIE BAG! The Hat that Transforms into a Bag!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 We've all had a few times when we can't find our gloves or scarf before heading out the door. Maybe they've fallen out of our pockets or we've just misplaced them. How many times have we sent the kids to school all bundled up only to have them come home with one glove and no scarf? Well with this ...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:38:07 PST
Warm children's Pyjama Pants
Warm children's Pyjama Pants - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrafterN96 This cute, easy and quick design is very warm on a cold winter night. These pants can be made in many colours and materials to suit everyone. This pattern is suitable for sewers at any level and can be made in a matter of hours. Collect your materials For this project you will need: • McCall's 29...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:44:10 PST
Victorian Slippers
Victorian Slippers - More DIY How To Projects]]> LadyJulie Hey guys, I made a video tutorial on how to sew them together and such. The pattern is self explanatory.If you like it, please vote for me! :) Making the pattern Follow both pictures.The one with the drawing of a foot is the top part of the pattern, the one with a footprint is the bottom part of ...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:14:03 PST
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 If you don't know what a draft excluder is, let me try to explain it. A draft excluder is kind of like a long snake made with fabric and wadding or upholstery foam. It is used to keep the house warmer during cold days, laying it on the floor at the bottom of a door or a window. That way the cold air...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:51:53 PST
Once And For All Blanket/Bedspread
Once And For All Blanket/Bedspread - More DIY How To Projects]]> shellilipton Cozy and comfy are what I want in the cold of winter. Form follows function. I needed blankets and a bedspread covering. Voilå! I had an epiphany to create a combo to be constructed from two layers of different fabric sewn together with an upside and a downside. Not having a sewing machine, the imm...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:43:58 PST
Custom dog coat
Custom dog coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jerina So this summer I got a lovely little dog to enrich me and my boyfriends life. She's a medium sized dog, which means that she may have problems keeping herself warm when it's getting cold outside and as we live in Denmark it is a pretty sure bet that it gets cold in the winter ;) So, what to do? the ...
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 05:09:14 PST
Furry Foot Warmer for your desk
Furry Foot Warmer for your desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> velacreations Unfortunately, most of us have to spend at least some time sitting at a desk or table. Whether we work full-time in an office, or have to catch up on odd jobs like accounts, writing, sewing, artwork, even eating. And when sedentary, our circulation tends to be less effective, which at this time of y...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:21:40 PST
Red Wing T-shirt Quilt
Red Wing T-shirt Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wizbit I made it at TechShop Many have collections of T-shirts from trips, college, and experiences. Making a quilt of those shirts can be used as a way to preserve memories and recycle old shirts while making a functional and special item. I made this quilt out of Detroit Red Wing T-shirts as a Christmas...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:21:30 PST
Hooded Character Blanket
Hooded Character Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori This easy-to-make cozy blanket has a built-in hood and can be made into any character you'd like! Pick a character and gather materials For this project, Dratini, I choose you! (But you can choose any Pokémon or other character you'd like.) What you'll need: - a fleece blanket or any large piece...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:42:17 PST
Make a Quillow
Make a Quillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftknowitall Quillows were first made using a thin quilt, adding a pocket and turning the quilt into a pillow (Quil-low). Today they are much easier to make using fleece. They are fun, easy to make and they travel really well, they make great gifts, and they are WARM! We will be driving to Colorado for Christmas...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:49:57 PST
Two-color double-layered gloves
Two-color double-layered gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarlotuDesign Do you know the gloves that turn into mittens by pulling a cap over the fingers? They can be nice and warm but the problem is that there are only two options: cap or no cap. Also, they're sort of ugly (especially when the cap is off and dangling on your hand). Therefore, I came up with these double-...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:24:53 PST
How to Replace a Zipper for Your Favorite Parka
How to Replace a Zipper for Your Favorite Parka - More DIY How To Projects]]> SaintSalvage Here's how to replace a broken zipper for your favorite warm and cozy parka.  This is my husband's jacket's, and he really likes it, But, he broke the zipper. See the missing teeth? Gather Your Supplies I went to my local JoAnn Fabrics, and I bought a Coats & Clark Parka Zipper that it is 32" lo...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:10:37 PST
How To Make A Muff
How To Make A Muff - More DIY How To Projects]]> klilise A muff is an old fashioned hand warmer, that fits over your wrists with both hands inside. It can be used with or without gloves, and is also handy for holding small lightweight objects. These instructions are for a combination of crocheted and sewn muff, but you can use just fabric, just crochet, o...
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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:21:43 PDT
Super Simple Cotton Infinity Scarf from a T-shirt
Super Simple Cotton Infinity Scarf from a T-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> bilham If you're like me, winter chill makes you crazy. Toes, fingers, and especially,  air down the neck. This is something I came up with, then discovered it has a name, the infinity scarf. This home-made version is super simple and you can whip one up in just a coupla minutes.  I wear one all the time ...
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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:05:06 PST
✮ REVERSIBLE RING SCARFED HOODIE ✮ - More DIY How To Projects]]> marcellahella this is a warm and cozy scarfed hoodie, you can were it on your head like an hoody or on your shoulder. is reversible so you can change colors depending on how you are dress! they are nice both on woman or man. You can check out all my models that I sell on etsy!
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:34:01 PST
Cowl-Neck Sweater from Fleece Blanket
Cowl-Neck Sweater from Fleece Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellovillain In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a comfy sweater with a cowl out of one of those fleece blankets I'm sure you have lying about the house. The large cowl in this sweater has a nice, draped effect, and also doubles as a hood. Fleece is a great, easy fabric to work with in the winter becau...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:36:36 PST
Cozy Leg Warmers w/ Hidden Heat Pocket
Cozy Leg Warmers w/ Hidden Heat Pocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> carrielynneh I LOVE me some warm legs. It's the one appendage, if you will, that kind of gets cheated each winter. And why should it? Those poor legs endure so much. But don't fear my friends, it's all gonna change.  These leg warmers and heat packs will keep your legs so snuggly and warm. What's better is you'...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 23:13:15 PST
Hot Hands
Hot Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> lucylollipop These little hand warmers are great for walking to work in the morning in the cold... And for chilly nights at home too! They make pretty good gifts too... You'll need: A cotton/natural material for the inner bar (I used calico) - to make 3 required 300mm x 150mm Covering material, such as fleece ...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:49:51 PST
Rice filled microwave heat-up bag with liner
Rice filled microwave heat-up bag with liner - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ashfinger So I'm going to show you how to make your very own microwaveable heat-up bad in under 10 minutes if you've got access to a sewing machine.  First of all take a cheap length of some cotton fabric and cut a rectangle out of it. Size doesn't matter, you can chose to make a big bag or small bag. S...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 03:05:49 PST
Backpack + Hoodie = Brilliant!
Backpack + Hoodie = Brilliant! - More DIY How To Projects]]> kcli QUESTION:  What do you get when you blend a Backpack with a Hoodie? ANSWER:  Function with Fashion! While it's easy for the weather to change, it's not so easy to remember to stuff a hat into your backpack.  By adding a hoodie directly to your backpack, you willl always have something to keep your...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:33:03 PST
Warm hats from waste fleece fabric
Warm hats from waste fleece fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> geklooi in de marge Here is a little instructable for some hats I made a long time ago. I made this from some left over fleece fabric. I recomend this fabric since it is warm and easy to work with. Other warm fabrics are also good. Measure your head circumference Take a tape measure and put it around your head and m...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:23:03 PST
Chunky Bow Neck Warmer
Chunky Bow Neck Warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> husna fazeen I saw this design in the net...but it was knitted! I wanted one...and I wanted it quick! So this is my take on it . This looks adorable on girls. Materials Soft fleece -  Blue or color of your choice 16" x 24"  and  a  6"x 3" small piece ( to wrap around the bow) Soft fleece -   Off white - 6"x  ...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:13:21 PST
Heated Coat
Heated Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> bennelson In my part of the world, winter is starting right now.  As I have no basement, and my garage is not insulated, I find myself doing most of my work out in the cold. I also have a homebuilt electric car, in which the heat isn't the greatest. On top of that, my wife's car has a heated driver's se...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:54:35 PST
Roasty, Toasty Slipper Rice Inserts to Keep Your Tootsies Warm
Roasty, Toasty Slipper Rice Inserts to Keep Your Tootsies Warm - More DIY How To Projects]]> Crafty Heart These inserts, made from scrap material and raw rice or buckwheat groats/whole buckwheat seeds, are so comforting and roasty, toasty to keep your tootsies warm in your slippers.  I have made two different varieties  - one for the sole of your slipper, to wear while sitting (it is a little uncomfort...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:44:11 PST
DIY Slippers
DIY Slippers - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftknowitall My feet are cold, a lot.  I don’t wear slippers too much because they don’t stay on.  One day while surfing the web, I came across a pattern for slippers.  No directions, no explanations, just a pattern and pictures of the finished product.  (The pattern can be found here:
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:15:19 PST
HatScarf! lucylollipop As a good scout, I know it's important to keep my head warm when out in the cold. Problem is, I hate the little gap that always appears between my hat and my scarf, it lets the rain in... The HatScarf fixes that! It may feel a little silly, but it's definitely warm! 1. Cut a rectangle of fleece tha...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:09:05 PST
Cupcake Hat
Cupcake Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> pie popper Everyone loves cupcakes. The only problem with them is that they never last very long. Except for cupcake hats! This easy fleece hat is lined and cute as a button! Materials To make a Cupcake hat you will need: ½ Yd. Pink Fleece ½ Yd. Brown Fleece ½ Yd. Knit Lining Cherry for the Top - Optional....
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Wed, 16 May 2012 18:52:15 PDT
Winter Dress/Nightgown
Winter Dress/Nightgown - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam.anne.tha Tired of sweatpants and PJs? Reluctant to go the Snuggie route? Like many women, I too want a winter garment to keep me warm without entirely sacrificing femininity and style. Enter my Winter Nightgown/Dress!! The construction is simple. No curved edges, darts, or fancy fitting steps. Choose the r...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:49:53 PST
My Computer's "Down" Keyboard Comforter
My Computer's "Down" Keyboard Comforter - More DIY How To Projects]]> MollyBednum I love my laptop, but not for its body!  All summer that darned aluminum / aluminium radiated like a firebrick.  The shop assured me "nothing's wrong, that's really just how hot they get."  I consoled myself with "oh well, at least it'll keep me warm in the winter."* But it didn't really.  When the...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:05:17 PST
Beer-towel-poncho of usefulness!
Beer-towel-poncho of usefulness! - More DIY How To Projects]]> dancing_sam I decided having something to sling on as an extra layer round camp fires, bbqs, at home or away would be extremely handy. A poncho/ tabard type item seemed to fit the bill. Remembering a bag of old bar towels I had been keeping from when my Dad worked for a brewery company and owned a pub, the "ba...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 15:29:08 PST
Submarine Style Door Wind-cheater,
Submarine Style Door Wind-cheater, - More DIY How To Projects]]> alisonb Hi, This is my first instructable, so hope I am able to make myself clear :)  We live in an old house that takes a bit of heating. We do have central heating but it doesn't seem to get the house warm enough. So we use a Rayburn woodburner in the kitchen and a small handmade woodburner in our living...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:52:52 PST
Two-Fabric Mobius
Two-Fabric Mobius - More DIY How To Projects]]> clhursh Using the first Mobius Scarf Instructable I made a while ago, I decided that most people (like children) would love a mobius with two different fabrics like these. So if you would like to make a two-fabric mobius simply use this instructable in conjunction with my first mobius instructable Materi...
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Sat, 28 Jan 2012 19:33:57 PST
Afterbath Baby Cocoon
Afterbath Baby Cocoon - More DIY How To Projects]]> skeinywoman Nothing like a cocoon to keep baby warm after a bath on a cold night. These use a double layer of towels for extra thickness and warmth. I have made two sizes here with one being a little easier than the other. It is a basic and simple idea with plenty of room for improvising. It could easily be twe...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:13:28 PST
How to Sew a Patchwork Raggedy Quilt Love to Sew Studio Learn to sew this quick and easy patchwork raggedy quilt. For more sewing and crafting videos visit: Visit the full site at
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:13:25 PST
Lovers' Mitten with Reusable Pocket Warmer
Lovers' Mitten with Reusable Pocket Warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> purelily Woohoo, this is my first instructable! I've learned so much from this site, that I felt it was time for me to give back to the community. Please let me know if there's anything that needs clarification. Thanks! Anywho, you might be looking at this and wondering what in the world it is! I now live i...
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Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:04:04 PST
Cuddly Queen Size Quilt
Cuddly Queen Size Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine Looking for a Valentines gift you can make for your Valentine?  You can't go wrong with this quilt.  It is easy enough for guys to make and the love of your life will be proud that you showed off your feminine touch.  Everyone loves a cuddly quilt.   Have you ever had an old pair of shoes ...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:43:03 PST
The Most Soft and Warm Blanket / Tummy-Time Mat KatieatVintageVinylJournals The touch and feel mat was designed and made by myself and is a colorful, interactive blanket for babies, toddlers and children who love to touch and feel everything with their fingers.  It is interchangeable and can be also used for a tummy-time mat and to keep the little ones nice and warm in the ...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:33:38 PST
WAKA WAKA Warm Hands
WAKA WAKA Warm Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickerbonkers What's better than a pillow? A pillow with mittens! What's better than a pillow with mittens? A PAC-MAN pillow with mittens! In this instructable I will show you how to take whatever kind of crazy fun fabric you have on hand and turn it into a pillow with a twist. A pillow with mittens attached so n...
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:59:23 PST
Reversible Soft Slipper Shoes
Reversible Soft Slipper Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> piggleliggle I have bad blood circulation. In winter, this leaves me with freezing cold hands and feet. i am told that this is extremely bad for my health. to prevent this, I whipped up these: reversible soft slipper shoes!  They're soft, warm and can be worn in bed (but only if you really want to.) BTW, becaus...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:58:17 PST
How to make warm house slippers
How to make warm house slippers - More DIY How To Projects]]> lovinoli I needed just a simple slipper to keep my feet warm on our cold cement Floored kitchen and bathroom.  I got this idea from the Pink Slipper Project. Supplies Supplies •Outer fabric (either cotton, or a flannel, or anything that you feel would be comfy) •batting (you can use iron on batting ...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 08:42:09 PST
Warm Fingerless Mittens
Warm Fingerless Mittens - More DIY How To Projects]]> VanaG Fingerless Mittens Materials Needed Fabric - ¼ yard Newspaper - 1 sheet Sharpie – any dark color Sewing machine (or needle and thread) Time Gather materials needed.   I used fleece fabric that was a pillow in a former life.  Fleece is nice because it doesn’t unravel so you don’t need to fini...
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:15:11 PST
CUDDLE ME CHARACTER BLANKETS - More DIY How To Projects]]> mygibzone If your a kid at heart, or a grandma who wishes she could cuddle with her grand kids all winter long, this is a perfect project. These blankets are fun and simple and can be adapted to virtually any character you wish. I did garfield and granny just to show a few examples. The silly faces make them ...
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Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:15:02 PST
Convertible Geometric Blanket
Convertible Geometric Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular Almost every kid I've ever known as gotten more excited about the box a gift came in than the gift inside, but this blanket is sure to be an exception. Composed of foam and felt, this blanket's grid of triangles not only offers a way to learn about geometry, but also to let your imagination run wild...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:34:34 PST
Scarf Mitt Fur Pockets
Scarf Mitt Fur Pockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Another pocket scarf.  OK, it only has two pockets.  A fine accessory to your necomimi arduino cat ears or if you need something a little more dressy than the utilitarian traffic light stoplight scarf. This scarf does double duty in keeping your neck warm and provides a cozy spot to put your hands ...
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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:31:34 PST
Easy to Sew Fleece Hood
Easy to Sew Fleece Hood - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sporkette My brother likes to ski, and he told me that they aren't supposed to wear scarves while skiing, because you don't want to wear anything that might catch on a tree. We had a hood like this at the time, but it was light blue and covered in penguins, and my then 15 year old brother wanted nothing to do...
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Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:35:56 PST
Head And Hand Warmers So Warm!
Head And Hand Warmers So Warm! - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine I have wanted to make rice bags for many years and today I made some. I have not seen head warmer rice bags and so this is how I made them.  I made some hand warmers also.  Please use this pattern at your own risk and read all the cautions.  Rice bags have been known to catch on fire.  It all depend...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:13:38 PST
bed warmer corn bag furrysalamander I made this bed warmer using corn and some fabric with my sister's sewing machine.  You have to leave it in the microwave for about three minutes because it's so big.  You just take it out of the microwave and put it in you bed and It gets nice and warm.  I know our dog likes to cuddle with it.  
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:30:27 PST
Felted Wool Hat
Felted Wool Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine You can't go wrong by making a nice felted hat for the cold winter months. This is a quick and easy project to make in about an hour, if the fabric has already been washed and ironed. It was great fun deciding how to decorate it. I suggest going to the links that I have included because she had a di...
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Sat, 10 Dec 2011 06:20:43 PST
Felted Wool Shoe Liner
Felted Wool Shoe Liner - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine Now that the cold weather has settled in I made a pair of felted wool shoe liners to keep my feet warm.  I always have cold feet in the winter months.  Wool is one of the best fabrics to wear when it is cold.  Wool wicks the perspiration and keeps our feet dry.  I wear open healed shoes and they are...
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Fri, 9 Dec 2011 04:34:20 PST