Monday, March 2, 2009

Completed Seal Mittens!

I finished off my first pair of seal mittens made from an actual pelt instead of recycling a coat. I agonized over the best way to cut the pelt as to waste as little as possible. Then I managed to sew the liners in upside down!! Arrgggg, I hate having no brain while pregnant. So tonight I took them out and stitched them in the right way. This pair is off to its new owner in Ontario tomorrow.

Of course my crappy picture taking abilities do not show off how pretty these turned out!

10 comments:

Way Way Up said...

Piujuq!

:)

Cool....the little word verification word was "vencemar" which is Czech for "sure some of us are fanatical about animal rights but we were fanatical about communism at one point in our history too and look what that did for us...oops!) Actually I have no clue what the word means (probably nothing I'm sure) but those are gloves are wicked cool.

Way Way Up said...

pfft....gloves....Of course I meant mitts.

Okay, time for bed!

Amanda said...

Pictures never do justice! They look beautiful and warm!!

AverageMom said...

Those are gorgeous!! You have talent, even with pregnancy brain.

Carole said...

I love 'em, I love 'em, I love 'em!

Gen said...

They're beautiful! We have an untanned seal skin from my husband's time in Pang. Maybe when we finally get it tanned, we'll ask you to make him some mitts! He's also got a pair of untanned ones that he leaves in the freezer (drives me crazy!!)

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Gen- we have our caribou kamiiks that are untanned! They live in our freezer all summer too!

Lucy said...

Gorgeous job! They look lovely. I find that proper "selling" pictures always turn out better on a solid color background, white or black are best as they won't throw off the true color of the piece you're photographing. The nicest results will come from using a lightbox, there are lots of how-to variations out there, but http://jbwebdev.com/blog/homemade-lightbox/ is something along the lines I'd like to make for myself as well. You can also put one together with a cardboard box with sides cut out and taped over with tracing paper, as long as it has a white background and diffuses light. Sorry for the length but I hope I gave you something you can use! Good luck! :D

Aida said...

that looks A LOT like mine except for the palm part.great job woman!

BunBun said...

Wow I havent read your blog in ages. Ive been way too busy. Love the mittens!!