Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Wool Garland


So many birds with one stone--I used up all the red and green sweaters from my stash, found a project Daisy could do the sewing on, and made something I adore to decorate the house for Christmas.


A wonderfully easy project. We just cut out a bazillion circles freehand from our felted thrift store sweaters and wool scraps, and Daisy strung them on a doubled length of quilted thread. I kept the segments about two feet long and then attached them to get a completed garland of about eight feet, with a very organic feel, as though it may have been, at some point, alive.

14 comments:

Amy said...

OH wow! What a wonderful idea! I just love wool! Nothing better than natural fibers IMO!

MommaMindy said...

I love this project because it used up scraps and was so appropriate for your daughter's age. What a wonderful idea!

Caroline said...

Brilliant idea!

Sheree said...

Looks so good! Love the idea.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

How perfectly wintery and Christmasy and cozy! Love it.

Rebecca said...

Oh my heavens. I adore this!

Very Verdant said...

How cute, I never would have thought to do that.

Lisa said...

So, Daisy is embarking on her sewing adventure!

Lisateresa

appledapple said...

Wonderful idea! The garland is very pretty too, I bet Daisy is proud!

Mac an Rothaich said...

Another brilliant idea! Like your recently posted wreath this makes me wish I was better at finding material. What a great project for mom and child. I would enjoy trying this!

Grace said...

LOVE this idea, Anna!!!!

Melissa said...

Aaaaaahhhhhhh! You were back blogging and I didn't even know it! I wanted to cry with joy when I saw a recent post on my blogger dashboard!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

good_to_be_home said...

It still looks very much, charmingly, alive to me!
Good job girls!

Leah H. said...

Love this garland! It will always hold a special memory when you hang it each year.

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