Saturday, November 16, 2013

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

Besides my reused sweater mittens and my reused tee shirt jewelry there are other areas where I try  not to buy new.  Nowadays I love to shop the thrift stores - much the same way I used to love to shop at Macy's - for just the right addition to my home decor.  I found this pillow sham this week, it measured 30" x 24", something like that.  The colors were perfect for my kitchen which is a bit wacky in orange and red.   And already quilted and a nice softly used feel.

I thought the mitts turned out swell!  I used my mitten pattern; just enlarged it a bit.

I ended up with 3 mitts and three pot holders.  All for $1.19. Feeling very clever. :)


  1. Very clever! Arent oven mitts supposed to have some kind of heat lining? I have one that has a silver type lining. ?

  2. LOVE RECYCLING! I have an over flowing bag of knit tops and wool socks waiting for you. I need to move some of this stuff OUT soon.

  3. That is very clever. A whole collection of lovely and useful items from sham. Upcycling at it's best :)