Saturday, October 23, 2010

Upcycled Scarflette

A few weeks ago when I was blogging around town, I came across a post with this photo that stopped me in my tracks.


Now how cute is that???!!  I loved it!  It was made by Cheri over at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.

Click here for Cheri’s Upcycled Scarflette at I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar to see her great tutorial on how she made it.  I love the giant buttons she used and love that she called it an “upcycled scarflette”.  It’s made from an old sweater.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one tooSo I did.  Actually, I made two!

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The first thing I did was head to Goodwill to find a sweater that I could cut up and I found one in orange made by Land’s End in the Men’s section. You need a rather long sweater and the one I bought was a size large.   It cost me $3.99 for the sweater.

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I absolutely love the gigantic buttons Cheri use on her scarflette but I was impatient and so I used these cute little crocheted flowers that I bought last weekend when I was in Pinehurst having a wonderful day with my blog friend Melanie from Southern Comfort in a Northern Life.  Melanie wrote an extremely nice post about our day together and you can read it if you go here.  And her pictures turned out much better than mine did. :)  It was so great to finally meet her and she is a lot of fun and I feel like we have been friends for ever.  She is just another reason why I like blogging so much. 

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Anyway, back to the scarflette.  I followed Cheri’s instructions and I am delighted with how cute mine turned out.   I thought the orange would be perfect for this time year.   I was so delighted with how my first one turned out that I made two.  The second one I made was light blue.  Tarheel blue to be exact and I made it for my daughter who is a student at UNC but she told me that although she thinks it is cute, she is not a big fan of having things on her neck.  I guess I can respect that. :)  So two for me!   

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And I still want to make one exactly like the one Cheri made with a red sweater and the giant buttons.  I am still on the hunt for the gigantic buttons and I am periodically stopping by Goodwill in search of the perfect red sweater to destroy…I mean “upcycle”. 

Now, if only some colder temperatures would come our way so that I could wear it.

I know I am going to regret saying that!


Alicia said...

These are so cute and so easy to make. I'm going to Goodwill to find me a long sweater. I hope I can find one in a lime or hunter green!

Katherine Thomas said...

I love your dog! She/he looks so sweet. And I love the black stool! I wish I could have the vision to see something that others consider junk and turn it into a treasure like that!

Anonymous said...

They're adorable!

Jane said...

Cute, cute, cute! I have quite a few sweaters in my stash that I planned to "upcycle" for other projects. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for the link.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a cute neck warmer! Love it. Also love the barstool with the number that you did in the previous post - really great looking! Linda

Melanie said...


Yes, you will regret saying that very soon! I think the sweater is adorable and I love the little flowers that you found at the craft fair. They really go perfect on the sweaters. I can't wait until you find the buttons. Don't forget to show us that one when you make it.

Erin said...

Totally adorable! Also, waste not, want not.

Kelsey said...

oh my goodness- those are adorable! I'm going to have to go on a search for the perfect sweater now, too!! :)

Tatum said...

Hi there! First let me say, I love the title of your blog...pickles and cheese make me happy, two of my favorites :-). Thanks for this post! Those scarves are just darling. I think I'm about to seek out that tutorial.

Have a great evening!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

So cute!!!

foxy said...

I love that! Now I need to dig through my goodwill for a feasible sweater!

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Kim said...

I saw this too! And I also stopped in my tracks. It's the buttons that did if for me. (and the red too) But how cute are they!