Thursday, January 5, 2012

$0 Budget Month Guest Post - Blessed to be a Blessing

Hello everyone at Full of Great Ideas!  I am so excited that Stephanie gave me this opportunity to guest post for the $0 Budget month.  I am new to this whole world of blogging and so I am low on crafting supplies and trying to start small.  Before I launch into my ideas, let me introduce myself!

My name is Alesha and I blog over at Blessed to be a Blessing.  I got married last May to my high school sweetheart and the man of my dreams!  Travis work as the Assistant high school and college age Pastor at our church.  We serve together in both areas and on worship team!  I have always enjoyed crafting and after much deliberation, decided to launch into the world of blogging.  I sew, knit, crochet, make cards, scrapbook, and mend...(I guess that counts as sewing, but I feel like it should be in its own category!)  So here are my projects...enjoy!

Project One: The Infinity Scarf
If you are like me, you probably have a bunch of old scarves laying around that you never wear but won't get rid of.  They are pretty, but for some reason they are never just quite right; they were too thick, too thin, too long, or too short!  And so often I won't get rid of them because they were gifts -  in my case, they were hand knit or crocheted gifts from friends!  I always feel so awful throwing away a homemade gift. =(

So my solution?  Turn them into infinity scarves!  This automatically solves both length and thickness issues - mostly anyways.

I didn't even bother taking pictures for this tutorial because it is so SIMPLE!  Simply match up the ends of your scarf, pull out a needle and thread, and sew them together.  The thread will be so thin compared to the yarn you won't even see it.  Perfectly simple and completely free!  I love, love, love my new scarves.  And here's the best part...if I ever get tired of having them like this, then I can cut out the stitches and BAM!  They are back to normal!  =)

Project Two: Sleeve Removal from a Cardigan
I did this project when before I started blogging and was so impressed with myself that I had to create a blog to show it off!
This little refashion turned a sweater that I never wore into the perfect accessory!  Take an old shirt, blouse, or cardigan and go to town!  The full tutorial is on my blog.

Thanks again for having me and I'm looking forward to hearing more from you guys!  Thanks again Stephanie!



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