I am guilty of being a willing participant in the upcycling repurposing trend. Don’t judge me; It’s not like I’m pickling asparagus and trying to get you to buy them.
I transform sweaters into blankets, among other things. This weekend the sweaters I found at goodwill and a thrift store were felted, cut, sewn and repurposed into two soft iPad mini envelope covers for my son and I. They’re awesome.
I have made a couple full sized blankets and I’m working on another. My son is certain I could crank out enough iPad mini covers to pay off the mortgage with my hefty etsy earnings.
(note to self: keep receipts, craft a budget, look into what it takes to start an etsy business, calculate the shipping on a blanket, oooo sketch out budget ledger cover idea…)
The beauty of repurposed sweaters is they are so soft and warm, the palate is whatever you’ve found over the months of scouring the second hand stores, and each one is totally unique. Plus they have a history, which is nice.
Mary Allison Tierney's essay The Gingerdreadman is included in the anthology Mamas Write, available at Amazon, or your local independent bookshop.
|ok, this one was a quilt pattern. sue me.|