In the far back reaches of my closet, where my good intentions gather dust bunnies with my long lost dreams of “creative time”, there lies a pile of abandoned felted sweaters. I’d intended to make magical, whimsical longies & garments for my baby out of these. That was three kids ago. Current score? Kids: 4, adorable mom made felted garments: 0. I am a girl with sweaters in her closet.
I’m not sure what I was thinking. After all, I live in Southern California. On the one day each year when it is finally cold enough to wear a felted wool garment, I dig the ol’ sweaters out, do a feverish late night google search for free pants patterns, stay up till 1 am sketching out a design and make great plans. The next day it’s 85 again and I’m too tired to get out of the car for my coffee. The detritus from my late night creativity fest enjoys two weeks on my nightstand before the sweaters migrate back to the corner of the closet for another year while I berate myself in print.
How much simpler would my life be, if I gave up the ghost of making stuff myself and bought these adorable creations from Treebottom Wool? I’m sure the quality of their construction kicks the buttseams of my imaginary pants. Had I only purchased a pair of these for my babies, they might actually be warm on that one 55 degree day we have each January. Even if it nevers get cold, I could plan a whole trip to San Francisco around these.
Treebottom wool always has a fresh selection of earth friendly upcycled handmade creations in their shop. It’s ever changing, but almost always inspiring. Each garment is a one of a kind piece of art, but is meant to be worn. Keep an eye on Treebottom Wool’s shop. You never know what you will find. Perhaps I should send my sweaters of shame to Treebottom Wool. Surely they can turn the “sweaters in my closet” into a really cool pair of skeleton pants!