September 17, 2010

Feature Friday - Upcycled Legwarmers

Before we get started today, I wanted to tell you that today is the last day to vote on the So You Think You're Crafty final.  Here's a quick peek at what I made.  It's made out of cardboard, so it's cheap and upcycled.

You can read more about it on SYTYC.  It's actually a reading chair.

The voting is pretty close, so your vote does matter.  Click HERE to go vote.

Okay, back to today's regularly scheduled program.....

I saw this cute tutorial for turning an old sweater into leg warmers on UCreateThe tutorial is from a blog called Create and Delegate.  I thought it was a great idea.  While Nicole made them for a little girl, I decided to make a pair for myself.  (Don't worry.  I know you're not supposed to wear a trend you've already seen in your lifetime, so I've have you know I never had legwarmers back in the day...except for a pair that went with my "Get in Shape Girl" leotard and exercise ribbon.  I wish I could find a picture of that one for your viewing pleasure.)  Anyhow, here are the cute ones she made.

I had some sweater remnants from a sweater I bought at D.I. last year to make a stocking from.  It was a men's sweater, so it gave me some more length to work with.  I had to take in the arms a little to make it work.  Here's my new, cozy pair of legwarmers.  I'm actually toying with putting a little bow on the outside of the leg at the top just to give them a little more color.

They were really quick to make.  They would also look so cute on a little girl (like Nicole's), but since I don't have one they're mine.  You'll find me here through the winter....with my feet up by the fire and my toasty little legwarmers.

Thanks for a great tutorial and idea, Nicole.  Click HERE to try out the tutorial yourself.


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