fairy tale whispers

 

Pieces of old sweatshirts, a few rags, and a bit of ribbon, touched by the well-worn wand of my fairy godmother, re-imagine themselves into a snuggly pair of arm-warmers.  They surely whisper of fairy tale dresses I dreamt of once upon a time.

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wild autumn spirit

A moth-eaten, unflattering, old wool sweater lay in the back of my closet for far too long, all the while tempting me anew with warm woolly comfort when the days grow chilly and damp.   When the temptation returned these past frosty days I knew it was time to re-imagine the undervalued  jumper into something forever altered that would pay homage to it’s autumnal allurement.

Wool roving was wisped and  needle felted into the moth holes, and a pair of trusty scissors transformed the neglected pullover into a comely cardigan.  Some coordinating wool yarn was found and new borders were crocheted along both the old and new.  A lovely branch provided a pair of buttons and secured this upcycled sweater’s place in the autumn forest.

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This particular re-imagining owes its inspiration to this beautiful project discovered at this site (click for link).  Linking up with Funky Junk Interiors Upcycle Party. 

crochet conspiracy

A blockade of vintage crochet doilies refused to sit on surfaces, hidden below flower-filled vases anymore.  So it was that these protesting doilies dyed themselves away from a monotone beige and stitched, tied, and weaved themselves together to create this conspiracy of a swim suit cover-up.  Also at home over a lonely tank top, they certainly promise some interesting tan lines if you’re so inclined.

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Slumbering Snowdrops

Upcycled from a pair of old curtains and a mismatched twin sheet, this lined and world-wise blouse blew in on a breeze that promised a whisper of spring.  Flowing like a sunny day, unassuming embellishments were created with the simplest of stitches on the most basic of machines, capturing the colours of the first snowdrops that still slumber beneath the winter’s snow.

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