Saturday, February 14, 2015

Upcycled: Cardigan to Strawberries and more

The little hand-me-down cardigan was worn by at least five little girls, including three of mine, mashaAllah, over the past decade. The tag on it, indicates it was originally a 18 month size, but with innumerable
 washes over the years, it shrank and felted to be a six month size. It also got misshapen.
So, when I needed some red felt for a project, it was time for this cardigan to be sacrificed. And some time later, I had a little strawberry pincushion. (Picture tutorial pinned on my pinterest board here.)
And because the little strawberry was ridiculously easy to make and cute, I made another.
 My kids wanted in on the action, so we made a couple more.
Now we had a complete harvest.
And I did not have the heart to throw away the embroidered part of the cardigan, so that got made into a case for my scissors.
I still have quite a bit of red felt remaining. Who knows what it will turn into some day.

On a serious note, I bumped my head into a preschool swing set, a few days back and suffered a mild concussion. The dizziness and headache still persist. I do not feel like taking on any new projects, (to be honest, daily housework is hard enough) until I feel better. Soon, inshaAllah.


  1. So sorry to hear about your concussion! Hope you feel better soon!

  2. What a clever use for the cardigan-turned-fabric! Your scissors case is sweet, and I especially love the little strawberries. When I knitted and felted my slippers last week, I thought at the very least I would end up with fabric that could be cut up and used for other things, like little hotpads. I have some larger felted hotpads made by the women at Snow Leopard Enterprises, and they work very well :)
    Sorry to hear about your bump on the head - ouch. Take it easy and I hope you'll feel completely recovered soon!

  3. Cute results of a cardigan so well used by many girls..Wish you a nice day.

  4. Lovely recycling.
    Sorry to hear about injury.. Take care.