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MIY Monsters – The Cutest Monsters EVER!

Upcycled Sweater Monsters
Used with permission from Make It Yourself™ magazine. ©2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Monster! Monster!

It must be a theme. Upcycled sweater monsters. Clay workshop monsters. Who knew?

If you haven’t been inspired to make the previous projects I made for MIY Magazine; the coffee cozy or the pillow, THIS might be the project for you. And with Halloween coming up, what better time? Although these guys are good to have around all year round. What great gifts for the little ones!

I made the one sitting on the chair and Sheila Sinclair Snyder of License to Quilt made the one on the floor.  I’m thinking by now they’ve bonded during their stay at MIY corporate headquarters, but too bad….because as soon as they come back to us they are going to be split up to go to separate homes. Not worry! I’m going to make a few more so my little monster guy has some buddies.

So don’t forget to get your Fall/Winter 2014 issue of MIY Magazine. You will be hooked on these crazy good craft ideas.

Happy crafting!

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Another upcycled sweater project from MIY Magazine

Upcycled Sweater Coffee Cozy
Used with permission from Make It Yourself™ magazine. ©2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

This Coffee Cozy is a must have for winter!

The cool thing about this coffee cozy is that you can put your hand inside the cozy. Love that. Think snow, winter, rain, cold. You’ll be glad you hand can go inside the hidden sleeve.

Another fun upcycled sweater project to make! Check it out in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of MIY Magazine.

Happy crafting!

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Upcycled Sweater Projects In Make It Yourself Magazine

Upcycled Sweater Pillow
Used with permission from Make It Yourself™ magazine. ©2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Turn your old sweaters into beautiful pillows!

Yes you can! This project was oh so easy. For those of you who are familiar with my “Kapow! Flower” method, this pillow was made pretty much the same way.

Check out the instructions in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of MIY Magazine!

Happy pillow making!

 

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Make It Yourself Magazine

MIY Magazine Cover 2014
Used with permission from Make It Yourself™ magazine. ©2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Fall/Winter 2014 issue of MIY Magazine is here!

So many great ideas to explore. So much fun to have. And it’s almost winter, so it’s time to hunker down and get some crafty time. Cuppa coffee anyone? Head over to the Make It Yourself Magazine Facebook page and check it out.

And while I like many craft and quilt magazines, this particular issue holds a special place in my heart because Sheila Sinclair Snyder of License to Quilt and I teamed up and created several of the upcycled sweater projects for this issue.

Last Fall we did a shopping trip to gather old sweaters. It was a hoot and a half! If you haven’t visited Value Village in Springfield, Oregon….then put it on your must-do list. Then we were off to the races designing and laughing and creating.

So over the next few days, I’ll feature a couple of the projects we submitted. So as part of your winter cleaning, you can clear out your closets of those old sweaters you aren’t using any more and turn them into fabulous things!

From the Publisher: Make It Yourself, is typically most widely available at grocery stores and in discount stores such as Walmart. They also sell magazines in Barnes & Noble and some other bookstores, but usually you would see them most often in grocery stores—either at the checkout or where all of the magazines are together in the newsstand. The digital issue is available here.

Happy quilting….and crafting!