Upcycling

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I recently started a regular after-school nannying job for a family from church.  It's awesome because I can have Mac with me and he plays and naps well at their house.  The extra income is going to be a huge blessing especially as we come into the holidays!  

As a start-up bonus, David let me have some of the money to get some new things for myself. Since becoming a mom I'm finding that my clothes just don't fit me like they used to and my winter wardrobe looked pretty dismal.  I haven't used all the money yet, but I did get myself some nice tops at Goodwill and then splurged on some Columbus-Day-Sale riding boots at Kohls.  Once I bought what I wanted, I went through my old clothes to take them to Goodwill.  I had several too-small sweaters in there and immediately started thinking about how I could re-use them since I was going to get rid of them anyway.

I have only just begun my projects, but here's what I've done so far.  First, I'm going to cover some of our yucky throw pillows with soft sweater fabric like this one:


I'm reusing the sweater arms to make leggings to wear with my new boots.  I also took a pair of flare jeans I had and trimmed the legs to make them skinny jeans to wear with the boots.

Here's my second sweater/pillow/leggings project I'll be making:  Yes, it's a Gap sweater (the gray one was H&M) but I was going to get rid of them anyway!  I don't have room in my house for clothes that don't fit!


I've also started crocheting my second Munchkin hat for Mac.  This year I wanted to do one with red and white stripes to look more Christmasy (and kind of elvish) but so far it's looking kind of Cat in the Hat so I don't know what I'm going to do.  Here's a pic of the little Supermodel himself.  Teaching him to drink with a straw was one of the best parenting successes I've had yet so he doesn't have to try to tilt a bottle up at the correct angle. He still needs to be monitored since he loves to pull the straws out and squirt juice everywhere. I need to get him some of the little juice box holders so squirting isn't an issue.


2 comments:

  1. Danielle Says:

    So glad work is going well!! You're so creative. Good for you!

  1. Catherine Wood Says:

    Heather,
    I really like what you've done with your sweathers :) You
    have amazing ideas!

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