Last week I saw an interesting article
on the Etsy blog (find it here)
about recycling an old sweater into mittens.
I decided to play around with the technique
using a felted sweater.
Unfortunately, my blogger's instinct
didn't kick in fast enough,
so I didn't get a "before" picture.
The "Women's" sized sweater became
the "Child's" sized one you see above
I was able to get one mitten
from each sleeve.
After stitching them they look a little plain
so I'm going to embellish them, but with what?
The first place to look is my button box!
Buttons, or stitching???
I haven't yet decided.
Kate had a sweater with them on it
when she was a little girl.
I see a pair of kid's mittens in my future,
just to use these buttons.
so I can't show you the finished results.
Other duties call today and
I need to work on an order, so...later.
But, I did get this little guy made
out of some of my felted scraps.
A little sheep made from real wool!
Now that's recycling!
I'm linking this post to
All Things Inspired at All Things Heart and Home
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday...Crafts