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11  Funky chunky legwarmers from upcycled sweater sleeves in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by arachnes thumb on: March 13, 2011 08:15:40 AM
I recently finished making a bag from a felted, repurposed sweater.  The sleeves were left, so I thought I should make some legwarmers out of them. 

I made the fringe from scraps of yarn. 

And then I couldn't get my boyfriend to take them off!!  haha, he kept saying "They're so warm, I want these..."  Pretty cute. 

Here's a link to the matching tote bag from the same sweater. 

Thanks for looking.  Smiley
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12  Tote bag from felted wool sweater in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by arachnes thumb on: March 13, 2011 08:07:52 AM
I think I got this sweater for 25 cents at a rummage sale...I felted it in the washing machine, then I started making it into a bag...and forgot about it for about 2 years.  (I didn't know how to finish the strap. 

I had a light-bulb moment the other week, and decided to do some needle felting for decoration on the handle with scraps of yarn.

It was the first time I ever needle felted, so I was pretty happy when it turned out okay. 

I attached the strap with some old curtain rings, and voila!

A finished bag.  I kept the original ribbed neck on there as a second strap, too.  Easier for hauling heavy lodes. 

There's also a pair of matching legwarmers that I made from the sleeves of the bag....

thanks for looking!
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13  Booties! in Shoes: Completed Projects by arachnes thumb on: March 09, 2011 08:45:04 PM
At this time of year in my part of the world, we spend about two months hanging on the cusp of winter/spring.  I try to appreciate winter for what it is, and not pine for spring too much...so I thought I'd make a piece which honors both winter (it's made of wool) and spring (birds and trees!). 

I'm also trying to use up a quantity of wool sweaters I've bought at thrift sales over the years and felted in the washer at home for projects....so I cut and sewed some slippers out of one sweater, and I decorated them with free-hand needle felting. 


It's a little bird flying ...

to a branch with some green leaves. 

happy feet!   

Unfortunately, I have so many slippers that I can't keep these - I'll have to give them away. 

I think I want to do some more felting/beeding/embroidering around the raw edges. 

Any suggestions?  I'd love to hear them. 

Thanks for looking!
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14  Bag lady...strikes again.... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by arachnes thumb on: February 26, 2011 09:52:10 PM
So, well over 5 years ago, I cut out all these cherries with stems and leaves, thinking I'd make a rad retro-tablecloth, quilt or other crafty household item...years later, of course I've done nothing with them.  I still have about 50 billion left....but I've been whittling down my collection, one handbag at a time. 

This one is with a reclaimed ladies handkerchief, an old t-shirt and some buttons from the ol' bucket o' used buttons. 

This second one is from some old white linen curtains that have been occupying closet space in our bathroom closet forever. 

As curtains, they're pretty blah.  As sewing materials, they're quite useful - I think that they're happy to be reborn as something new.  Smiley

Now, I think I've got the cherry handbags out of my system...time to move on to something new!
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15  Cherry handkerchief handbag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by arachnes thumb on: February 15, 2011 06:23:13 AM
Craftster voyeur no more! This is my first post after years of drooling over the pretties on Craftster.

A simple, clutch-size handbag made from an antique scarf/handkerchief with appliqued cherries and some silly filigree on the strap.
I lined it with some thin cotton batting left over from a scrap quilt project, and then embroidered it down in places, because I thought machine stitching might look gaudy with the antique-ish look I was trying to achieve. 

I added some old lace to spruce up the strap, and some old buttons, too, from my button bin. 

And, of course, I took way too many pictures because I couldn't tell which one I liked more. 

Thanks for peeking!

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