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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

White Wednesday

The bad weather and the chilly nights we've been having
have kept me from working with anything summery or beachy...

Surprisingly, even though is July already, I found inspiration in a sweater...

A $1.00 Salvation Army sweater.

The sleeves gave my little lampshades a whole new look...



The bottom, was used to cover a tomatoes can...


Burlap, stamps...
Pencil holder, anyone?




All of this with a $1.00 sweater and I still have the front and the back to work with!

I would love to know how to knit but until I learn how to,
I just cheat!!!

Thank you Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday!!!

Linking also to :
Cheap Chic Home
(hope it works for the Fabric Fun meme!)






36 comments:

oldgreymare said...

You are so clever and I love how whimsical all your ideas are!

Just too cute!

So what can I expect for Genesis II?

z

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi,
You did a beautiful job! Your lamp looks fabulous and I love the little pencil holder!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Petite Michelle Louise said...

well i'm going to look at 1.00 sweaters at the SA in a WHOLE NEW LIGHT NOW! very clever! Happy WW!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ahhhhhhh, I love it! You always amaze me with your creativity!

LuLu~*xoxo

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

What a GREAT idea! LOVE it!
Happy WW!
Amy

~~Carol~~ said...

How creative! That lampshade is downright adorable. I've thought that I would like to make some pillows out of old cable knit sweaters, but I don't know how to keep it from unraveling after I cut it. Would I machine stitch back and forth a few times? Any advice would be appreciated!
Happy WW!
Carol

Liszha said...

Such an original idea and I love the vintage look you created! Adorable!

Olive Cooper said...

And what an awesome cheater you are. I do not believe you could buy yarn any cheaper than the price of the sweater. Happy WW! ♦olive

clustres said...

I love using sweaters for projects! I used to knit, but why would I want to do that anymore? I love these--especially the lampshade!

Elyse said...

brilliant!

xo
elyse

Amy said...

What great ideas, love the pen bucket
so darn cute
Amy

Debbie said...

Such cute ideas! Thank you for sharing with us.
Debbie@houseatthelake

C'est Magnifique said...

Very sweet, I especially love the lampshade!

Tania

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! How creative!
Thank you for sharing! I am
signing up to follow your blog!
Have a good night!
Leticia

raggygirlvintage said...

Great ideas, that lamp looks so cosy, and you always see tons of sweaters in the thrift stores. Thanks for stopping by earlier!
Tracey

The French Bear said...

Wonderful!!! You are very creative, oh my, how fabulous does it get.... love the touch of burlap too!!!
I will never look at a sweater the same way ever again!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Sandi said...

Very creative and cute!! I too will look at sweaters in a whole new light!
Blessings~

Alaina said...

How adorable. I have used the sweaters for pillows but the shade is a new idea. Thank you for sharing. As for the tomato can cover, pure inspiration.

June said...

I love the way you cheat! This is such a great way to use a thrift store sweater!
hugs

Painter's Place said...

You're a genius...that's all I can say!!!!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love it, what a cute idea!!

Creative Ambitions said...

Love the lamp!

Ana said...

Wow, how super creative is that? Loved your ideas, what great inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful White Wednesday.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Theresa said...

Those are great! The lampshade is beautiful... love it! Theresa

A Cottage Muse said...

Ok...how can so many wonderful ideas come from one person?!

One Shabby Old House said...

That is so darn cute! Wow...how will I ever be about to purge with all you gals coming up with such clever reason to keep thing.
Hugs
Becky

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a great idea! They turned out SO cute, too! You did a wonderful job!!

Kim said...

It works and it's adorable! Thanks so much for linking, this is amazingly creative!

a fine farmhouse said...

YOu are quite an inspiration ! I'm fairly new to blogland...and I'm crossing over from primitive to more of a fresh clean style..... I LOVE YOUR style ! Looking forward to more of what you do !

chasity said...

the lamp shade is just adorable.
very very crafty.
here i thought you were going to wear the sweater.
how silly of me!

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hey Miss Marcela,

Cute idea ~ wouldn't that just be perfect for a cabin in the mountains!

Stop by my blog when you have a moment...there is a surprise waiting for you.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Angela said...

Well aren't you smart!! That lampshade is extra special!

Linda said...

I love your blog~ I'm a new follower!

Passionate for White said...

LOVE the lampshade!! How stinkin' creative are YOU!?!?!

Candylei said...

How fun and beautiful they look. To think I picked up a cable sweater at a thrift shop for a couple of dollars and then put it back down unclear how I would upcycle it. Yours is great and I can't wait to see what you do with the other half.

Jill said...

These are neat projects! Love them.