49-Cent Friday Refashion: Warm Woolen Mittens

These are a few of my favorite things

I’ve had this song in my head all week in anticipation of this week’s blog post.

I purchased a 49-cent, wool sweater from Mel Trotter (my favorite local thrift store) a few weeks ago.

It was so warm and comfy, and it fit me perfectly! That is until my 14-year old son thought he’d be helpful and launder it for me.

Yep, that’s right, he ignored the DRY CLEAN ONLY tag.

When it came out of the dryer it no longer fit me, but it fit my daughter perfectly, so she claimed it for herself.

She wore it once and loved how comfy and warm it was.

Guess what happened next? My 14-year old son once again helped with the laundry, and once again ignored the DRY CLEAN ONLY tag.

This time the sweater wasn’t fitting anybody as-is! :/

Felted Wool Mittens, Refashioned From Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

I don’t think it’s possible for this thing to shrink any further!

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No-Sew Yarn Infinity Scarf Tutorial

I got to spend a day creating with my awesome cousin this week.

Check out what she’s been busy making…

No-Sew Yarn Infinity Scarf Tutorial | Diary of a MadMama

Holy scarves Batman!

Here are some closeups…

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49-Cent Friday Refashion: Sweaters To Ski Caps!

Howdy Folks!

I’ve been super busy this week, working on the refashion I’m about to show you, which is going to end up a part of a great “Christmastime-Means-Giving” activity for our family (more at the bottom).


Most of these sweaters were purchased for 49-cents or less (of course!).

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