Thursday, February 3, 2011

recycled wool sweater coat and kids star tote bag

Last fall, when Fyn was outgrowing his little fox sweater coat, I set about making him a new one. The fair isle sweater was the starting point and from there, I added the ice skating sweater on the back. With the hood and sleeves layed out, I placed the other sweater pieces in place and stitched them together. Using a fleece vest as a lining, all the pieces were attached and here it is! Fyn loves it and we get plenty of attention when he wears it. 

"You didn't get that here! You must have gotten that in New York!" is my favorite comment to far.

And the pointy elfin hood pulls up to cover his head, while the sleeves roll down to cover his hands when we need a little extra warmth. That means we don't have to keep track of hats or mittens all the time.

Yes, I was able to figure out a way to circumvent the technical issues so I could blog! There's so much to tell you about with christmas and all! I'll try to get you caught up in the next few weeks. And I'm hoping to post a few more tutorials and some new things on my etsy shop.


Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the technical difficulties! Thanks for your comment on my blog -- I'm glad to hear some things I wrote resonated and are becoming your own.

Your sweaters are so wonderful and cute!

colleen said...

i love it! great designs as always. thanks for the call, btw. we are all doing well, despite the craziness. :) i will try to touch base again soon.

Maggie said...

This is so cute! It makes me want to chop up all the sweaters in the house to make one for myself. I have to try to get to a maker's market, when is the next one?