Friday, January 25, 2008

mittens

i had the idea to make a pair of mittens with some scrap wool i had left over from my x-mas stockings. they are pretty silly looking when they are on my hands. i made the opening a bit tight, so i had to leave a little bit of the seam open. i used some leather which i cut into a strip and stitched it onto the glove with a little half-circle piece of wool. i went to one of my favorite antique stores that i know has a lot of vintage buttons and found these gems! they are perfect and kind of have a scandinavian feel to them. and they were on sale! a really easy project that took about 10 minutes to make (not including going to find the buttons!)

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5 comments:

Graziella said...

just like what i said earlier(on poupee girl-i'm so addicted now!), these mittens are so cool. your blog pictures of it is better because i can see the buttons and the details better. i really like the silver sneakers also. ;)

erica said...

those buttons are terrific!

Stephanie said...

i love the buttons! They were such a perfect find!

Melissa said...

I love the leather and button detailing!! They make the mittens, seriously!! Good idea on the half circle idea for hiding the leather strip ends...it gave me an idea for one of my projects! Thanks Steph!

Stephanie said...

Aww, those are adorable! Wish I could sew...