In December, I issued a recycled/reuse sweater or quilt challenge:
For anyone who wants to participate, the details are in this post. So far, several people have taken up the challenge, and have linked back to this blog. I will be sharing more of the work in the future, but this week’s Challenge focus in on Judy, of the Apron Strings and Other Ties that Bind blog.
Judy, not only accepted the challenge, but she took it one step further. She has written a tutorial for how you make mittens by using Thrift Store sweaters. Here is a sneak peek of her wonderful mittens-in progress:
Be sure to check it her site out as Judy has done a very nice job at showing you each step in the process and yet how to save money by taking something old and outdated and turning them into a lovely, functional mittens with a bit of effort.
This next week, I will make the rounds of my local thrift stores and I will share my finds with you. On my last visit, I found a name brand top, sized small, sold at Macy’s that I love and has become a lovely piece of my new skinnier wardrobe:
I have been dieting since the end of November, lost 20 lbs and so I need to hunt for interim clothes while I go down a few more dress sizes. I am excited to report that I now fit into a size 10 now… woo-hoo!
Once I get down a bit more, I will go have my quilting portrait made to use on my new website in progress and for my avatar. I tend to be a bit shy with pictures, so I want to get over it. LOL
Ok, that’s my Recycle/Reuse report for the day. Go forth and visit your thrift stores, and I hope you get inspired to enter this ongoing challenge! Regards, Carla