|My needle with the sweater strip threaded and ready to add to the mitt.|
|Two yellow strips added to the mitt.|
|These were then tied.|
|Adding the next strip.|
|My bodkin as an alternative to the tapestry needle.|
|This is the tip of the bodkin.|
You can see the hook and the little lever.
As you pull the chosen material through the fabric with this tool, the lever closes to keep the material in tow so it will show up where you want it on the other side.
|This is as far as I got when I made the decision to scrap the mitt and make something else out of it.|
|Here is my Hand Puppet.|
Somewhat googly eyes, clown nose, and funny smile.
|Just 2 unmatched buttons stitched on top of hand cut sweater pieces.|
A needle-felted ball for a nose.
A strip of the yellow sweater for a mouth.
Easy to do!
|"You mean I was going to be a housekeeping tool!?"|
|"You've got to be kidding!"|
|"I guess I can deal with it. I'm so lovable, and you made ME instead of something else." :-]|
And that's the story of the Dusting Mitt.
(Another time, perhaps.)