Posts Tagged "upcycle"

Felted Sweater Laptop Cozy Tutorial – on the Canadian Living Blog!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Sewing, tutorials | 0 comments

I was featured on the Canadian Living blog today!!!  I enjoy the Canadian Living craft blog and was so excited when I was asked to contribute!  On top of the interview, I also created a tutorial for a laptop cozy made from a recycled wool sweater.

This is the laptop sweater my new (to me) MacBook travels in every day.  I’ve had a lot of positive comments on it, and once the sweater is felted, you can whip one up in less than an hour.   So hop on over and learn how to make your own!

It’s been an exciting day! :)

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Monkeying Around

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Sewing | 4 comments

A customer recently asked me to make her a sweater friend that looked like a sock monkey.  Having never made a sock monkey or a sweater monkey before, I did a little experimenting and this was the result!

I must admit that I am more than just a little in love with this guy!  I think I see more monkey making in my future!

Here is his sister, made as a 40th birthday present out of a sweater the recipient wore in college – how awesome is that?

She will be off to her new home soon!

And this little guy will soon be up for adoption in the shop!

I love how custom orders allow me to try new things, and I often am introduced to great ideas I might not have thought of myself!

If you were going to design your own sweater friend, what animal would it be?


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The Rabbits are Multiplying

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Sewing | 0 comments

The bunnies in my sewing room have been multiplying (as bunnies are wont to do).  I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with wool sweaters and making puffy little tails.  Here is the newest member of the family:

 This is the first time I’ve made a sweater friend with clothes and I kind of like her little skirt.  But she’s cute without it too!


But my favourite part is definitely her fuzzy pompom tail. 

Has anyone else been creating for Easter?


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Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On It’s Way….

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Holidays | 1 comment

Can you believe that Easter is only a month away?

On a snowy blustery day like today it doesn’t seem possible that spring is almost here.

The sewing room has turned into a bit of a bunny workshop over the last few weeks, with easter eggs and soft little bunnies topping my to-do list. 

Photographing Easter bunnies in the snow somehow doesn’t seem right, but I managed to get a few shots in before the snow really started to fall this morning.

Meet my new bunny friends!



Both are made from felted wool sweaters, but the pink one is Cashmere.  (It’s always a happy day when I find a Cashmere sweater in need of a new home!)

Both bunnies can be found in the shop, hopefully soon to be joined by Easter eggs and some other bunny friends.

Bring on spring!

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It’s Giveaway Day!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Sewing | 109 comments

Happy Giveaway Day!  And welcome to all who are visiting today!

Today I am giving away this corduroy satchel. 

It is upcycled from a pair of corduroy pants, and lined with new fabric.

To enter, let me know what great books you have read lately! (This could be anything from fiction to a cookbook to the book you read to your kids before bed last night.)

The giveaway is open to anyone in the U.S. or Canada.  (Please check out my other blog for an international giveaway!)  The winner will be announced the evening of Dec. 16.

Thanks for stopping by!  And have fun entering all of the giveaways!

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