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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Nominated to share my projects by Teresa Godines - Day 1

For those of you who are not on FB I am posting here as well.

I was nominated by Teresa Godiness to do a 5 day challenge called an art chain. For 5 days I need to share my 'artsy' projects with you and get to nominate a person to join per day.

So for day 1  (one) I was going to share the card I made on Tuesday but seems I can't find the darn thing now that I took all my sewing stuff out. So, looks like I will share what I sewed and hopefully somewhere in this mess I will find my card...LOL.

First a little background so you understand the 'why'. (Yes, there is a reason behind my madness.)

Back when the year started I wanted to 'unclutter' and that was my New Years Resolution. I started in the basement because once that is done I can move things that don't need to be upstairs into the cellar. I am getting rid of everything I have no use for. I am either donating it, giving it away, or throwing it out. In my quest to go through boxes I came across my chapter coat. I still have my patches and pins on it so I put it aside as I wanted to take them off before I throw the coat out. (Because it had the chapter and organization name on it plus "Sue" and "Army" it really is useless to wait until someone named Sue joined this particular chapter and was in the Army and I couldn't donate it because it is against the 'rules' to do so since the chapter name was on it.) Ok, so I will take my patches/pins off and it gets tossed someday... I put it aside and continued my sorting.

Now we get to present time and all our snow. It seems to snow every other day and I hate it but Damien loves it. I in my ultimate wisdom remembered snowsuit and even hat but never got gloves. I can't let him go out without anything on his hands so I put socks on but as you can see, they are not very warm plus do nothing for moisture. They didn't stay on his hands very well either.

Solution was of course to buy the child some gloves. Only one problem, stores no longer have gloves, they are already into clothing for spring/summer. I could buy him a bathing suit but not boots or gloves! So....I came up with my own solution. I remember seeing all these posts on FB about making mittens out of sweaters so why can't I make them from a coat?

I got that coat I put aside and took all the patches and pins off, then I cut the end of the sleeves off. I used that material for the 'hand part' keeping the elastic that were at the end of the sleeves for his wrists. I cut them in a mitten shape minus the thumb because he hates using the thumb for some reason (I am sure he will outgrow it) and added a nice flannel inside and sewed them together.

I sewed the halves together, washed them, and now he has water resistant, warm mittens.

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