Saturday, October 23, 2010
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
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!
Many of the sweaters I found are cashmere. I have already started making fingerless gloves with hats to match.
This wool sweater from Peru will be extra exciting to work with.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
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. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cad697e2e2f8eef4d74214f/pillow-talk
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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?