Happy 2014! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas season. I had extra fun with my family celebrating Christmas, New Year’s, AND my birthday! And, with several days off from work, I enjoyed some extra sewing and crafting time, too.
Remember my sweater teddy bear? For my first holiday break project I wanted to use up the leftover sweater parts, and I found the perfect idea in the January, 2014 Woman’s Day magazine, submitted by Anna of Lasso the Moon. For mine, I . . .
- cut the scraps into two-inch squares,
- folded them in half,
- strung them on stiff wire,
- tied off the wire, and
- added a ribbon.
It’s always fun to have something new to hang after undecorating for Christmas! ♥
This is very creative! I love it…. Happy New Year!
Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂
Great way to recycle!! So cute!!
Thank you so much . . . and Happy 2014! 🙂
what a clever idea ^^
Thank you, Claire! Happy New Year! 🙂
I like the idea of putting up something new when the Christmas decorations come down – the house always looks so bare. I may have to get creating… 🙂
It really IS fun to have a new little something to hang . . . I know you’ll have tons of ideas! Happy New Year! 🙂
I love that bear – he’s so cute! The wreath is a great idea to compliment him.
Thank you so much, Linda . . . and Happy New Year! 🙂
This is the ultimate in recycling. 🙂
I was pretty excited when I saw this idea in the magazine and knew I had sweater scraps all ready to use! 🙂 Happy New Year, Judy! 🙂
Happy New Year Katherine! What a fantastic way to use scraps to create something different and clever. I am looking forward, once again, to reading your blog in 2014! Hugs!
Thank you for your sweet comment, Vickie! And happy new year to you, too! Your fan, Katherine
That’s one beautiful wreath 🙂
Thank you, Vicky! Looking forward to all your fun projects in 2014! 🙂
Great to have you back, and as always with wonderful postings. Happy New Year to you and your family. All the best now and always. Blessings, Mtetar
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Mtetar . . . Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Katherine
Always my pleasure Katherine! Enjoy the New Year with family and friends. Blessings, Mtetar
The creativity of the human mind never ceases to amaze!!!!!! That is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, my exclamatory friend! 🙂 Happy new year to you and yours . . . Hugs, Katherine
Ah yes……..I ordered a new truckload for the upcoming year!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs……………………..
oh soooo cute! 😉
Thank you, Geraldine! And Happy New Year! 🙂
Happy New Year and I hope your birthday was a happy one! I love the sweater wreath and bear.
It WAS a fun birthday! Looking forward to many more Friday giggles from your blog in 2014! 🙂
Very sweet. It would never cross my mind to do something like that. 🙂
Awww . . . thank you! And Happy New Year to you and yours! 🙂
Happy New Year to you too.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thank you, dear Antionette! All the best to you, too! 🙂
Australians are generally not known for their demonstrativeness but if you were close I would just squeeze you!! Thanks for this fabulous idea. None of my wreaths worked out but this is a stunning idea and very “me”. I think I could get my son to make a thin metal coat hanger the right shape. ALSO what a great idea to put something nice up when one de decorates. 🙂
Happy New year!!! Happy Birthday!
You definitely have a way with words, dear Sharon! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you make! Happy New Year, and here’s a squeeze back! ((( )))
Thank you. That is a huge compliment coming from someone who writes for a living. 🙂
I love to read, write and make stuff.
very good way of using every inch of your leftovers…I’m ready to revamp some old things myself…New Year does that to me!
I agree about New Year and making old things new! 🙂 Have fun creating, dear Marilyn! 🙂
love the bear and the wreath! both are adorable! you are so clever. happy 2014 to you and yours xx
Thank you so much! And I wish you and your family a lovely 2014 as well! Hugs, Katherine
What a great idea! It looks so cozy and cute…just like the bear. Happy New Year!
Thank you so much, Alys! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Katherine
Hugs back atcha!
Very cute! I just love seeing all your projects. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Tamara
Thank you, Tamara! You know I love seeing yours, too . . . and I get SO many compliments on my beautiful scarf I bought from you at the barn sale! Happy New Year! 🙂
Always fun to see what you have up your upcycling sweater sleeve! Love the bear and love the wreath idea! I have so many sweater scraps just needing to be used. This is perfect!
Thank you, Beth! I think it would be extra pretty with lots of different sweater colors and textures and designs mixed together, so you’re definitely good to go in that department! 🙂 Happy New Year . . . can’t WAIT for your book to come out!!! 🙂
Happy New Year! Your sweater bear is so cute and cuddly looking. What a great idea for using up all the leftovers! That wreath is awesome.
Thank you so much, Ginny! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Katherine
You have the cutest ideas! http://itssewanny.com/2014/01/02/thank-you-bloggers/
Thank you so much for sharing your award, Anny! Happy New Year! Hugs, Katherine
What a wonderful way to use scraps! It’s adorable, Kathrine. Thanks for sparking some inspiration here. 🙂
Happy New Year!
Thank you, Kim! Happy New Year to you as well! Hugs, Katherine
I really love this Katherine! You never cease to amaze me with your talent!
Awww . . . what a sweet thing to say . . . and right back atcha, Danielle! 🙂
Loving the wreath – I have a 2 shrunk jumpers I could use for this! What did you use for the wire frame?
I just used some thickish rolled craft wire I had in my stash . . . but several people have suggested using a wire coat hanger and I think that would work, too. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your creation! 🙂
Ya know Katherine, I’m beginning to think I should have you over… hahaha! You are so talented!
I wish we COULD meet for lunch someday!!! 🙂
How cute. They would make great Xmas gifts