Upcycled Pillows etc.

April 1st, 2009 in member junk     
pennyheaven pennyheaven, member
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The pillows are mainly made from old wool blanket fabric, I felt the blankets and some pieces of the wool have been dyed with dollar store dye on top of my stove to give me more variety with colours.  The stripey bag was made with a baby blanket that I found for a buck fifty, I just had to do something with it, it was so cute!  It will make a super bag for farmers market trips in the summer, and of course garage sales! The smaller item is an eyeglass case that I whipped up today from a scrap of an Esprit sweater.

Pattern or design used: My own design - KIM
posted in: member junk, upcycled, purse, recycled wool, tote bag, pillow

Comments (10)

SDeb writes: Oh these are so cute and lovely! wonderful idea.
I have two 'biggish' fabric covered pillows that were once on the sides of a sofa. They are too big too be lumbar pillows on their own...any ideas on what I can do with them?
Posted: 5:27 am on December 10th
shabbychick writes: Kim - Congrats! You've been discovered! :) Will have to check out that blog too.

Kathy Posted: 1:35 pm on April 6th
pennyheaven writes: Hey Colleen, you may need to repeat the process if you don't think the sweaters have shrunk enough. Sometimes I throw in a pair of sneakers or some tennis balls to provide more agitation, the seaters need to be beaten up a little to really shrink up. Bye the way, I am going to be featured Tuesday on http://www.resweater.blogspot.com/, a blog about using recycled sweaters. The Blog writer found me on Flickr and saw the pillow pics. I am so flattered that people like my work! Cheers, KIM Posted: 1:28 pm on April 6th
greencolleen writes: ok so you have insired me found 3 100% wool sweaters really cool colors, washed them in hot water and dried in dryer. do i need to repeat this ????? love your work :) Posted: 11:16 am on April 6th
shabbychick writes: I love it all! You have a great eye for putting your pieces together - color, etc... The pillows are my favorite - and the afghan bag is too much fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:56 am on April 6th
MelHow writes: Wow - I love the last one - my maternal grandmother made afghans like it. Posted: 5:48 pm on April 2nd
jillruth writes: Great items! I have blankets and clothes to be upcylcled but they will have to wait. In the mean time, you're giving me inspiration! Posted: 11:15 pm on April 1st
oldnews writes: I love them all, but expecially the striped bag! How fun is that! I finished a couple more myself, but sold some at a craft fair last weekend. Yours are really wonderful! Marie Posted: 8:34 pm on April 1st
writes: Beautiful stuff pennyheaven. I just love it.

I am fortunate enough to have about 2 dozen penny eggs made by a very special gal whose since passed away. Some of them are filled with lavender and I think of her every time I see & smell them.

Please keep your posts coming. They are wonderful.

JennyK Posted: 8:07 pm on April 1st
monakent writes: I am enjoying looking at your work emensely (I found your pieces earlier this morning on JUNKMARKET Style and now I see you have added more finished work). I noticed a few pieces have price tags on them, which I am assuming means you are selling your work. I certainly can't imagine people NOT buying your lovely and colorful pieces!!! Keep up the super work. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 6:53 pm on April 1st
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