Sara Cox was captured by the paparazzi at the Barn a few weeks ago, dressed in a great shawl that she made out of a few holey sweaters, adorned with buttons, a pocket and some hand stitching. Work it, Sara.
And then there is my friend Hannah. Hannah Beattie has been making have been turning old sweaters into great stuffed animals she calls "softies" for a few years now and been hard at the craft-show-circuit.
Beattie Chicks offer craft classes for kids as well as grown-ups. There is also a small retail space which you can visit by appointment. The Makery is a huge, well-lit happy place where a gaggle of folks can come to make great stuff with these two women leading the way. My daughter is all signed up for a week of their "girl camp" this June.
I delivered a sweater to Hannah a few weeks ago that I found in Bin #2, knowing she loved stripes and knowing she would craft something wonderful out of it...
...and yesterday I visited the Makery and met the newest softie, named "Ellie". Wouldn't some lucky kid just love that softie to bits?
Check out the books listed in my sidebar for more great ideas for recycling old sweaters. And I would just love it if you would keep reading my blog and I'll share more ideas. Hoo Hoo who knows what might come up?