Another Refashioned Sweater + News


Here’s another refashion I did with the pile of sweaters Dani gave me. I’m digging the triangle fad recently, so I thought I’dĀ incorporateĀ some of the black fish scale fabric from Proud Mary. I really like how that fabric works with the quilt.


Now I think if I make a yellow bolster, my bedding will be complete!

undefinedThis project took nothing more than an old sweater, zipper & fabric for the triangles. All of the materials (besides the zipper) were given to me, so this pillow cost practically nothing. I think I need to be on the look out for a bright yellow cable-knit sweater for the bolster. Wouldn’t that be fun?

One of my new year’s resolutions was to make my bed every day. Now that I have a quilt that I’m absolutely in love with, I do make it nearly every day. Do you ever get motivated by new things? Vacuuming new carpet? Cleaning new dishes? I most certainly do.

This week I did a guest spot over at Yours, Mine & Ours. The lovely & totally awesome Meredith did a Reworked week where she featured some of her own refashioning tutorials & work from other refashionistas (including me!). I was so honored to be part of that. I shared a refashion I did over a year ago, go check it out here.

Another thing. . . I don’t write about these types of things often, but I feel very compelled to do so. A reader emailed me that her friend is applying for the Pepsi Refresh Project. You familiar with it? I think it’s pretty awesome, & I don’t even drink Pepsi. Her goal is to build a teaching space & community workshop devoted to modern craft. SERIOUSLY, you can’t read this blog & not be on board. I wish she was my neighbor! WATCH THE VIDEO & VOTE FOR HER HERE. Spread the word. They’re so close to getting it!

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    1. Shaela says:

      LOVE the sweater pillows! I’ll watch out for a ginormous yellow one for you now, hahaha. ;)

    2. Rachel says:

      Love everything about your bed! Where did you get the quilt from? (I’m not in the market, but I like to know awesome places to shop, ha.)

    3. Bmerry says:

      Great bed! I am motivated by my new lawn. I’ve been in it constantly! Thank you for mentioning the Refresh project!!

    4. Belly B says:

      Love love love it!!!! Awesome job! :)

      <3 Belly B

    5. dani says:

      Love this pillow even more than the last one! They look awesome with the new quilt. I’m eager to see your dresser–have you decided on a paint treatment yet?

    6. Rachel Dell says:

      i just redid my room and now i have to keep it in perfect order, no lies. so yeah, i know what you mean about stuff you like or is new getting different priorities. and i loved your guest post on merediths blog.

    7. Kenna says:

      This quilt is amazing! I know it was a couple years ago, but where did you get it?

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