October 4, 2009

The Blogtoberfest Super Challenge!

I could keep this to myself, but I am going to admit straight up that us Mookah chicks had a bit of a creative failure last week. It filled us both with deep disappointment......but only after many rounds of raucous laughter!

We've been experimenting with a bit of jumper refashioning as you may have seen in earlier posts, and last week we threw a few more project woollen jumpers into the hot wash to felt them. The jumper in question was a mens XL 100% wool cream cable knit jumper - you know the sort I mean. Anyway, we weren't thinking and put it in with a red jumper, so you guessed it, it's now a baby pink coloured jumper. Worse than that though, it shrunk just a little more than desired, and would probably now fit a 4 year old child.
And before you suggest it, no Cooper doesn't like baby pink and refuses to wear it.
I'm assuming because it shrank SO much, this is what has also caused it to be so thick and stiff. As you can see it stands up by itself! Besides making a midget sized scarecrow for the vege patch, I had absolutely no idea what to do with it, and this is when I had my genius idea (?) of a Super Challenge.

What I would like to do is put a public challenge out there to the well known, super crafting woman most of us are familiar with, who seems to have endless creative skills, knowledge and ability and loves to take on a challenge, to create something crafty, beautiful and interesting out of the above named disaster jumper by the 31st October.
Who is this person? Who else could it be than the one, the only, 'SuperPops'! Otherwise known as Miss Curlypops in blog land and perhaps Cam to those more familiar.

SuperPops/Curlypops - this is your challenge should you choose to accept it.


  1. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with...I have atleast three similarily overshrunk jumpers thati have no idea what to do with.

  2. The SuperPops loves a challenge!

  3. haha! at least you are giving this jumper refashioning a go & having a laugh while doing so is priceless!!

  4. Yay, go SuperPops! I had one of those disasters myself a couple of months ago, very funny now, not so much at the time.

  5. I make lots of stuff with felted jumpers, my textile of choice. check out the rug i'm making for emmas room http://mypoppet.blogspot.com/2009/09/im-back.html