Sunday, May 14, 2006

Whip up- Yarn!


The theme this week was "Yarn" . My first gut reaction was that with my knitting skills the weekend was not long enough to do anything with yarn! Then I thought about it a bit and came up with this. Grandma brought this cute as pie doll cradle from a garage sale over the other day. It was without any bedding and who here can get snuggly, doll or not, in a bed with no blankets? I bought a merino wool sweater verst from salvation army for $2. I thought it might felt but it didn't come close to felting though I washed it and dried it very hot. No matter, I bound it in this cute fabric I scored at an estate sale awhile back. Then I added the little fabric squares. I think my favorites are the pillows. I used the placket from the vest to create the one buttoned pillow which I though was pretty cute ,if I do say so myself. The best part about this little bedding ensemble is that the minute I had it in the cradle to photograph, the kids were running off to find softies who needed a cozy nap. They are already using it and thats the way I like it! I will also say that while looking for sweaters to felt at the salvation army, I stumbled across a 100% cashmere sweater that looks barely worn for $2! My first cashmere and boy is it yummy! I had better get outside because we have been tilling and digging and weeding and just plain wearing ourselves out in the yard. It is coming together so I will be posting before and afters in a couple weeks. I am super psyched with how things are going out there- its looking pretty good! Enjoy your sunday afternoon!


Blogger Dorie said...

I love this! The pillows are the cutest & you are the queen of scoring.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it, too! So adorable. What a great idea for Whip up. I may have to try something like this. I tried to felt 2 sweaters this weekend and didn't have much luck either.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

So darling! How do you get it all done? I think I need to sleep less at night. Can't wait to see pictures of the yard!! We spent Mother's Day gardening and planting too.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Regina said...

So cute! Great job!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really cute. The detail on the pillows is perfect. Great entry for the challenge.

9:12 PM  
Blogger lorinda said...

Love it, Mo! I want one too!

6:14 AM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

This is wonderful! Nice work.

6:25 AM  
Blogger the shim family said...

Beautiful quilt!

5:43 PM  
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