Completed Projects · Upcycled Fabrics

Shows, Argyle, and Flower Power

Carrying on from my last post, I ended up buying MORE argyle wool sweaters and making THEM into mittens which then quickly got sold!  Samples:

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gray argyle upcycled wool mittens with embroidery and leather palms
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pastel blue pink yellow argyle upcycled wool mittens with leather palms and embroidery
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gray and cream argyle upcycled wool mittens with embroidery and leather palms

My fair last weekend in Halifax went well.  My mittens gained a lot of admirers and new owners.  This Saturday I am participating in a local artisan show at a Seasonal Open House & Artisan Gift Bazaar sponsored by the Fall River Yoga Centre.  I did this last year, and it was really nice!!

As I mentioned previously, I am loving argle at the moment.  Here is a design I created on paper with my trusty Sharpie markers, ruler, and protractor (can you spot the colouring mistake I made, hee hee?):

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pink and silver hand-drawn hand-coloured argyle pattern

I keep thinking it would be fun to try quilting an argyle pattern for a bag or a blanket.  Stay tuned to this blog, because I will surely post photos of whatever I make!

And here is my button collection.  I just purged it of buttons I didn’t want anymore (mostly off-white).  Now I have a manageable collection of colourful buttons to use on projects.  I am itching to start some sort of embroidery/button decoration project!!

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glass jar filled with colourful buttons

And my last fun item to report is that I scored yet another vintage cotton floral sheet at a thrift store for just TWO DOLLARS!!

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flower power vintage cotton floral sheet

I have another sheet in this same pattern, with flowers in oranges instead of blues.  I love collecting these things!!!  I hope over the winter to create with some of them.  Maybe a quilt for our bed?

 

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