Stash Bash – Thrift store sweater to baby sleep sack

I’ve never met a crafter without a stash of some kind. This year my goal is to use up all the craft supplies I have spent money on that are taking up mental and physical space in my life. 

It has been quite cold here this last week and I am wondering if our late winter will stick around for bit or if I will be able to plant the spring garden soon.  My kitchen has been turned into a plant nursery with all of our tropicals which can not survive a freeze potted up and placed by the back sliding doors.  All plants outside that need care are covered with blankets, pillow cases and anything I could use to cover them.

A few nights ago I picked up Matthew for his 5 AM feeding only it was 2?  When I put him in bed with me I noticed his little legs and feet where icy because he kicked off his blankets.  Time to knit him a new sleep sack since he recently outgrew the one I made him as a newborn but how long will that take?  No, I am too busy with spring planting time on my heels for that plus I am still clicketty clacking away at his Peurperium sweater.

I remembered an angora sweater dress that I had stashed away to make into a blanket because you can’t make angora into diaper soakers due to the long fibers.  It was perfect for a sleeper.  I washed it and dried it and it shrunk almost 40%.   I removed the collar and cut off the sleeves at the seam.  Voila, he slept as cozy as a little mouse.

I need to finish the arm holes and not sure if I should just blanket stitch around the raw edges or pick up stitches and make the arm holes smaller?  For right now, it works and is big enough to work for a long time and no matter how much he kicks, he can’t kick them off : )

Oh, I will be posting a no meat meal tomorrow.  I would love to see your recipe for this friday!

So what have you been up to? I love to see what you come up with. I have added the Mr Linky to the bottom of this post for you to link up your Stash Bash projects.

Here’s what to do. There are no rules. 
Just use what you have and try to not buy new supplies, unless you need it to complete a project that you are making from stuff you already have in your stash. 
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2 Responses to Stash Bash – Thrift store sweater to baby sleep sack

  1. Dimin January 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My 8-month old grandaughter is so tall and has grown out of her sleep sacks. This is a wonderful way to clear out my closet!

    • farmishmomma January 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      Dimin, you are so very welcome!! Easy and fast. Enjoy.

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