49-Cent Friday Refashion: Cashmere Sweater Scrap Hat

For today’s refashion, I wanted to make something quick and easy because let me tell ya’, this week has been nuts!

It all started last Friday, when the transmission went out on the Hubs’ van while he was driving 3 hours home from work. Luckily Miraculously, he somehow made it all the way home, but wound up leaving me car-less  all week.  We were planning on moving into our new house this weekend, but now I think we’ll end up spending it looking for another vehicle instead. 😦

To get my mind off my woes, I decided to refashion something.

My daughter wanted a cashmere hat, so she sorted through my cashmere sweater stash and found these:

Cashmere Hat Refashioned From Sweater Scraps | Diary of a MadMama

Can you believe I found this cashmere sweater (that she’s wearing) for 49-cents?!!?! Sooooo soft!

The first thing I did with them is cut a bunch of strips…

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Mom, BurdaStyle is on the Phone for You!!!!!

My friend Beth (The Renegade Seamstress) is doing a Live Web Seminar for BurdaStyle!!!!
Check out this post and make sure to sign up! 🙂

The Renegade Seamstress


This has definitely been a year of firsts for me.

Just when things start to get comfortable, I’m thrust into a whole new realm. A whole new opportunity comes my way.

Last Thursday, Alicyn Stensaas, the eMedia Production Coordinator for BurdaStyle.com contacted me and asked if I’d like to do a live Web Seminar for them.




BurdaStyle wants ME to do a live Web Seminar for them?

Oh my gosh,


So here I am, pinching myself and announcing my first ever live Web Seminar.

I hope you’ll join me on Monday, March 31 at 11:00 am EST for

 Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe

I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to present with BurdaStyle and I truly hope you’ll come along with me. There will be loads of new inspiration and it promises to be lots of…

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49-Cent Friday Refashion: Fabulous Felted Wool Slippers

Ugh, I am so SICK of winter! I don’t think spring is ever going to get here!

This snow and cold stuff is really starting to get on my nerves!

I know I know, nobody likes a complainer… but nobody likes cold feet either, and that’s what I’ve had for months now!

When it’s freezing outside, I just want to lounge around the house in comfy clothes and slippers with a nice hot cup of cocoa (or a mocha) and snuggle up under a blanket.

The problem is, this winter has been so cold, I’ve worn out my slippers and my poor, cold feet have been paying the price.

I finally decided to do something about it and make myself a new, even cozier pair.

I drafted a pattern from a pair of my cousin’s slippers that she always lets me borrow when I come to visit.

Felted-Wool Slippers Refashion Tutorial | Diary of a MadMama

Paper bags make great pattern pieces!

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