I have two close friends who have just bought their first house together and are having a party tonight. Since we are in full swing of the holiday season a pair of homemade stockings seemed fitting. I recycled 2 great sweaters and added matching red wool loops. I hope Santa stuffs these full!
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This past weekend I ventured into the fabric pile and started exploring. I began by recycling some old leather and creating the straps for a new bag design, next I pieced together the olive cotton canvas upper with the navy nylon bottom. I finished the tote off with a dark denim lining. Stay tuned for new additions popping up in the shop!
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I finished my sweater quilt this past weekend and it is now up in the shop! This quilt is crafted of beautiful upcycled wool and cotton sweater swatches. Ivory, creams and oatmeal with pops of light and charcoal grays result in a calming organic palette. The quilt has 100% cotton batting, is backed with 100% prewashed cotton indigo gray fabric, and has been finished with hand-sewn edges.
Perfect as a cozy throw on your couch or an additional layer on a twin bed this quilt is ideal for cool, crisp days.
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One of my all time favorite blogs, mint posted my denim and chambray zippered pouch today! I am truly honored by Ellie’s post and thrilled to share it with you!
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I am pleased to share with you all that my chambray and olive zippered pouch made it to the Etsy hompage yesterday in this beautiful etsy treasury by Alexandra. EKLUND GRIFFIN will be launching some very fun new product this holiday season! Stay tuned!!
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Once a delicate layer of frost covers the landscape I unearth my wool blankets and quilts for cozy reading on the couch and toasty nights in bed. I have loved the incredible blankets from Swans Island for years and when the mercury dips it calls to mind their beautiful hand-woven collections. Handcrafted on the coast of Maine, Swans Island has been creating heirloom blankets since the early 1990’s. Their selection of blankets, throws, scarves and more make the crisp weather truly enjoyable. They also offer naturally dyed skeins of organic yarn for your own crafting purposes. Which is your favorite?
All photos from Swans Island website.
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With the crisp Autumn air and turning leaves it is finally time to bring out my sweaters, but not to wear! I’ve upcycled old sweaters to cozy accents that compliment the season. My first project was turning a gray cable sweater into a pillow case that adds texture and interest to any sofa. I’ve also started a sweater quilt- the ultimate snuggly throw. It isn’t complete just yet but I’ve included a sneak peek below.
I love repurposing an old wardrobe and creating space for the new!
Thursday night I had an urge to make a little zippered pencil pouch. I searched through my fabric collection and I very quickly picked out some chambray, striped cotton and navy lining. I finished off the little bag with a red zipper and gold fisherman’s twine for the zipper pull. I have already started to brainstorm all the different possibilities! New products will start to pop up in the shop!
While I was working on my chevron quilt I may have begun a second quilt… one night I started playing and this is where I finished. I am using different shades of olive khakis, chambray and camel colored cottons. Fingers crossed it won’t take me a year to complete this one!
It is hard for me to imagine that I started this project a year ago! That said I am very proud to announce I finally finished my first quilt! I used repurposed denim and chambray fabrics to complete this queen sized quilt just in time for the incredible 80 degree spring weather this past week. The final product is just what I imagined although I wasn’t quite prepared for the time required to finish this “little” project (hence the 12 month timeframe.) Now my bed looks a little more on trend with the times.
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