Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'm a guest blogger and a giveaway!

Today I am a guest over at Sew We Quilt as part of Madame Samm's 
Comfort & Joy tutorials! 

My tutorial is for mittens made from repurposed felted sweaters.  For those of you coming over from Sew We Quilt, welcome! I hope you take a little time to enjoy my blog. 
If you want to read my tutorial for making a pair of these mittens, hop over here

The mittens 2nd from the right were made during the tutorial.

The mittens are fleece lined so they are very warm. I design these several years ago after my daughter came home from college with her friend's mittens and asked if I could make her some. I sketched out the shape and headed to the thrift store for some wool sweaters to felt. After a few minor adjustments, the rest is history. 

Sew today I am having a giveaway here for the mittens I made while making the tutorial (see 1st picture above.) They fit an adult female. This giveaway is open to all my followers! Please leave a comment on this post to be entered into the draw.  I would like it if you would share how you will be celebrating the New Year! I will pick a winner on New Year's Day by random.


  1. i don't really celebrate new year's eve. I do go to my local quilt shop for her New Year's anniversary sale every year though. Cute mittens. One question, don't they unravel or does the felting take care of that?

  2. What a great idea I must try it. Thanks for the tut.

  3. Great tutorial--can't wait to felt some sweaters and try it out! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great way to repurpose old sweaters!! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial!! I'm definitely putting this project on my favorites list!!!

    I'd love to win!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

  5. This will make a great Church bazaar project. For New Years maybe a trip to a quilt/fabric store. No big celebration here

  6. What a great tutorial - going green gloves, I love it!
    New Year's around here, we're boring. We celebrate our anniversary the day before, and we'll probably just sit around and watch TV until the ball drops and the neighbors set off fireworks and bang pans. Haha.

  7. I am in a band and we have a gig on NYE! It is always a big gig and takes a lot out of me! But I do so love to play and sing!!

  8. I rarely make it to New Year's eve midnight! Really don't see what the fuss is about, however we do have a tradition of having Chinese food for anyone that wants to come and visit with us.
    Love those mitts!

  9. Great tutorial! Thanks!
    I don't really celebrate New Year! I can never stay awake long enough!!

  10. lovely mittens! I was just felting wool fabric today, btw. I'd love to win your mittens, but even if I don't I'm happy for your tutorial.

  11. I am now a follower and I really like the mitts they look so lovely and warm. I know I have a few old sweaters around that I could use. Thanks.

  12. I love this repurposing project. This goes along with the hats that Mimi makes in our Thurs. group. Thanks for sharing. No New year plans with a broken arm.

  13. I really enjoyed your tute and will put these lovely mitts on my 'to do' list. Of course, I'd love to win the pair you've already made - thanks for the chance!
    Since my daughter arrived 4 years ago, we haven't been out to celebrate the New Year. I'll probably be catching up on blogs and maybe a little tv and we'll toast the New Year at midnight if we're still awake, lol.

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  15. (sorry forgot to answer your question so I deleted my first comment)

    We're hanging around our house on New Years' Eve. If we were going out however, this would be the year to do it since we have no huge amounts of snow this year. Normally we get a huge snowstorm or a few years, ice storms on NYE so we just started staying home and making all my yummy appetizers. Since it's just hubby and I now, for the past couple of years we put a movie in or watched the New Years at Times Square on the tv while soaking away in our hot tub on our enclosed front porch and relaxed, drinking our champagne. That's such a great way to ring in the new year.

    I loved the tutorial. What a great idea. I never thought about doing something like this. Thank you. It said in one of the links given about felting that you should not use a front loading washing machine so I thought I'd ask you if you've used a washing machine that is a front loader and how it worked since that's what I own.

    Now I've got one more thing to search for when I hit the thrift stores. I'd love to make these for our Grandchildren too but I'll need to figure out a size. Right now we've only got one old enough to need these since the one was just born a few months back and the other won't be making her appearance until Feb '12 BUT, I know my own children were always losing mittens so this would be a great way to have plenty of extras around for those times they do lose theirs.

    I am already a follower of your blog.
    Thanks again for the great tutorial

  16. What a clever idea! I'd love to give this a try. We don't have any big plans for New Years Eve. I'm hoping I might get to babysit my grandson who is 14 months. They are up visiting for the holidays.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. I'm already a follower.


  17. We are going to play games with our kids on New Year's Eve. Nothing too exciting. And then on New Year's Day I'm hoping to get to our fabric store as they are having a big sale that day... Thanks for a chance to win! :)


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