Repurposed clothing and more Trees
September 8, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
After digging through my craft cloth tubs I decided to make a few things for the kids today. A gloomy and cold early fall day leads to getting a few projects completed for me. In my tubs I found a knit woman’s dress with a over jacket, a few sweat vests and some left over sleeves from other projects. Here is what I came up with…
From the first sweater vest I whipped up some slippers and the left overs of the clothing will turn into hot pads on another gloomy day.
Another pair of warm slipper from yet another sweater vest. A girl has to have options right?
Made myself a pair of light mint green driving mittens from some old left over sweat sleeves I had in my craft tub.
Took a woman’s knit dress and cut it down to fit Miss Sierra on the left wearing the shades. New comfy & warm night gown for her.
After all the hemming for Sierra I had a jacket for the dress left over. I turned it into a night gown for little Miss Amethyst. She is also sporting a new pair of slipper socks made from left over sleeves of a sweat shirt. Nina also had to have a pair, sorry for lack of model but she was asleep on the couch slipper footed and curled up with Buck, her dog.
Now at the far end of one of our hallways is the laundry room. It gets pretty darn dark down there in the fall and all winter long. Nobody likes turning on all the tons of lights in the hall to drag laundry down. I removed the led night light because, well, it just wasn’t enough light for me. A few sapling had fallen down recently so today the little people and I went out to the woods and grabbed them. Spruced them up a bit with a quick layer of red spray paint. Used some twine to wrap them together, shoved them in a pot I made from a re-purposed gym/stadium light and hung some LED lights on them.
I would have rather the lights were white, but the white lights had a spider on top of the box. Enough said, multi colored lights it is then.
This is a bit further back from the trees. The gloss tiles on the walls really reflects that light, although you can’t really see it in the picture too well. My middle name is not Kodak as you can see. At any rate the lights get the job done 🙂