Monday, November 16, 2009

A thrifted wool sweater...



...gets a new lease on life as a tote!




This project was easy peasy, and so fun to make! As I was sewing it up, I began to think it needed a little something extra though...something like~






~a rosette with a button in the middle! I had never made one of these before, and I don't think I have mastered the art yet. My first impression of mine was that it looked more like a cinnamon roll than a rosette, but it grew on me! I do like the brown linen with the red wool, though! :)




If you would like to make your own tote, you will find the tutorial for it here, at The Shabby Nest. And if you are thinking you would like to learn to make a rosette, I found a great tutorial for it here.

I hope you are having a great week so far, and that you have a good night! :)


15 comments:

Southern Belle said...

I love it! If only I hadn't given the old scratchy wool sweater I had away...

...you are SO talented...and I like your rosette. It looks perfect!

BTW, I had a great time visiting today! See you in a couple days. = )

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh Jenni, I love it, it turned out so cute!!!! The rosette looks like it was bought it turned out perfect!

Okay, about Gooseberry Patch...Guess what? About a week after I posted about their bookazine they had a giveaway that if you blog or "Have" blogged about them you could win. So I linked my Gooseberry Patch post to them....AND... I....WON!!!! You are the first blogger who is not my family that I've told. I won 3 books of my choice!!! The three recipe/craft books I asked for all where $28 EACH! Is that crazy? It's like an early Christmas for me, I've been wanting these books forever!!!!Happy Dance here! They are always having giveaways on their blog too.

Okay, so it looks like I'm writing a book too. :)
We are hoping our power stays on tonight, everyone around us has lost theirs due to the wind storm!

Have a great week!

Robin~♥

Darlene said...

Your sweater turned bag turned out GREAT! I LOVE the little rosette on it!

Bubble said...

what a great idea! it looks fab! xxx

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That is so pretty! I love projects that reuse something that might otherwise get thrown out. The rosette add just the right amount of cuteness to it!

Manuela

Angie said...

Such a cute little bag! I just saw your recent kitchen pics and it is looking gorgeous. Painting that garden window was genius! I wish I had one of those display stuff in!

Liz said...

So cute! I love your rosette!

Sandy Toes said...

OH..my goodness I am loving that purse!
sandy toe

Amy S. said...

How cute! You did a fantastic job!

Jen Kershner said...

Thank you so much for the link to the rosette tutorial. I was thinking about hunting for wool sweaters today myself!

Carrie said...

how cute is that very good job!

♥Carrie

Amber M. said...

I'm a little slow getting here, but this is adorable!! LOVE the rosette!

Jeni said...

That is so pretty. How fun to carry it around on your arm knowing you made it...you did really good! I like that red.

Tricia Anne said...

Beautifully done!
Your rosette adds such a charming element! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Titanium said...

What a creative way to recycle an old sweater!