Upcycled Cabled Sweater Tote

Upcycled Cabled Sweater Tote

I knit cabled sweaters. I collect cabled sweaters. I wear cabled sweaters. I destroy cabled sweaters. I upcycle cabled sweaters. As you know, I’ve created some lovely sweater memory pillows over the years. The first one I made was from my first hand knit sweater...
Beautiful cabled sweater pillow with velvet backing

Beautiful cabled sweater pillow with velvet backing

My client sent me a sweater that was knit by her sister when she was younger. The sweater no longer fit, so she had the idea to make a pillow out of it as a gift to her sister. Due to some stains and holes on one side of the sweater, we decided to add a purchased...
Memory Angel Ornaments made from Wedding dress

Memory Angel Ornaments made from Wedding dress

I did it. I cut into my first wedding dress. Well, that’s not true. I cut my wedding dress apart three years ago. It sat, “preserved” for 30 years under my bed. My daughter tried it on and it was awful. The beads turned black and the shoulder pads were oh so 80s…I did...
Placemats from Vintage Linens

Placemats from Vintage Linens

A local client was cleaning out closets during the pandemic (something many of us did!) Her mother passed away over a decade ago and she found linens that had belonged to her mom. The pieces were about 16″ x 25″. She was hoping to have the placemats be...
Memory Teddy Bears

Memory Teddy Bears

I have made a number of teddy bears of the years and have been searching for a pattern that is the right balance between difficulty and time to make and, therefore, cost. I’ve described the teddy bears as somewhat fiddly to make. I made a patchwork style a while...
Marine Uniform Upcycle

Marine Uniform Upcycle

I had the opportunity to take this vintage marine uniform and transform it into unique and special memory items. I used the uniform shirt in the neckline area and also moved the arm patches to the front of the pillow. For the zip pouches, I used the hats. I created a...