Monday, January 9, 2012

Fingerless Gloves or Mittens??

I have been working almost exclusively with cashmere the last month or two, at least for scarves, hats and fingerless gloves.  I have had a lot of requests for fingerless gloves lately.  The trend has finally spread to the Midwest!

This cashmere sweater is thicker than most.   

Cashmere is perfect for fingerless gloves, as the gloves  are often worn all day.

This sweater had a lot of embroidery on it.

I usually add some needlefelting or embroidery.

This sweater was lamb's wool but still very soft and works well unless you are very sensitive to wool.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Heart's In the Bag

 Here are a group of fun little Valentine bags using scraps of wool sweaters.  Cute gifts for friends and family.....Going to gift them early!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gotta Go

Here are the headbands I mentioned, made of cashmere, very soft!  Got the Sleeping Bag for Paige's American Girl Doll finished and delivered.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quality Time

Since I am leaving for sunny California for two weeks, I decided I needed to spend some special time with some of my favorite people.  The boys loved the new tepee and got out the pretend bows and arrows and spent the afternoon collecting acorns and chasing squirrels.  The girls chose to make accessories for their dolls.  Annica's doll is showing off her hat and scarf and fingerless gloves, all repurposed from wool sweaters.

Paige made a poncho.  She and I are working on a sleeping bag for her doll, Julie.  It isn't quite done, but my goal is to be able to show it to you before I leave!  Maybe I will be able to get a picture of the matching headbands I made for the girls and their dolls out of chashmere.  Just wanted to let you know I was not goofing off this week.  I actually got a lot done for my last big show of the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  It's just a few days after I return!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

33 New Sweaters Equals 33 New Ideas??

Friday, I found 33 wool sweaters to repurpose.  I have a LOT of  wool sweaters waiting for their destiny, so I am really picky when I see another sweater.  Yet, the colors, drew me in on Friday!  
So Soft!!
Many of the sweaters I found are cashmere.  I have already started making fingerless gloves with hats to match.

Some felted really well, plenty thick for hat and mitten sets or messenger bags.

This wool sweater from Peru will be extra exciting to work with.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pink for Breast Cancer

Lolailo on Etsy created a Treasury which included one of my pincushions.  Everything in the Treasury has lots of pink in it, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What can you Do with a Pincushion??

Four Little Wool Pincushions on a
 Cashmere Sweater that will soon be repurposed into ??? 

Of course we know that pins and needles stay sharp and don't rust in a Wool pincushion....
.learned this the hard way. 
 But they are fun to make, and the colors are exciting,
that wool roving is very addictive......
A Pincushion would be a great way to display a favorite piece of jewelry.....
or perhaps several shown off in a glass dish or a pottery plate sounds interesting.

What would you do with a colorful pincushion?