; Life is like champagne......: Old sweaters into new hats

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Old sweaters into new hats

We all know about reduce, reuse and recycle when it comes to grocery shopping, bags, and second hand clothing. But how about taking unwanted clothing and making something completely different out of it giving a new use and look? Now that is a spin on reuse and Fox Island Fancywork does just this by making felted hats from sweaters.

As soon as I caught a glimpse of Fox Island Fancywork Etsy shop, I knew their product was something very special and unique. These are not ordinary hats but works of art. They take sweaters and scarves, felt them and put together a design that is unique and one of a kind. Many hats come with felted applique flowers, buttons and stitch detail that goes above and beyond what I would expect for the such a reasonable price. I love the detail thought out that the lining inside is a satin type of material because we all cannot stand an itchy sweater so why would we wear one on our head! I love to wear hats and the only tough decision for me was which design I loved more, they are all so much fun! For the final touch, Fox Island Fancywork sends your hat with a cedar disc for storage to keep the moths away, you don't get that when you buy a sweater!



WIN IT!!!



Fox Island Fancywork has offered up a Felted Hat of one winners choice! See rules below.



1. Stop by Fox Island Fancywork to view their wonder felted hats. Post a comment on this post which one you would choose if you won.
2. US addresses only, one comment per person and please leave your email address for contact.
3. EXTRA CREDIT!! Be a NEW email subscriber and post a separate comment on this post that you did so.
4. EXTRA CREDIT!! Blog about this giveaway linking Fox Island Fancywork and Life is like champagne. Post a separate comment on this post with the link.
5. Giveaway ends 12/8/08 with the random winner announced 12/9/08. All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours or will be forfeited.

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16 comments:

Susan S. said...

These are adorable! I like the Victoria design...

Lynette said...

What a fantastic idea - they are adorable with a vintage flair. The one with the turquoise flowers is my favorite.

Thanks again for introducing us to another Etsy shop. That place is getting addicting! Looks like it's going to be an Etsy-Christmas.

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Jingle said...

These are so cute and I love how they are made! I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17511379!

valerie2350 said...

these are soooo cute - love the brown one with the pink flowers around it!

valerie2350 said...

blogged it!
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2008/12/lifelikechampagne-hat-giveaway-120808.html

jenny said...

wow thay are all so nice and well i be happy to have any one of them thay are realy sweet thanks

clenna said...

My 1st choice - Red Rim Special.
2nd -Birch Trees

love hats

Anam said...

HUPCYCLED Felted Wool Hat is my choice. Her hats are adorable !

ddurance said...

I'm not sure of the design name, but I like the one with the big coral colored flower on it.

Deidre

Whimsical Creations said...

I like this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17643592 .


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite hat is the Upcycled Felted Wool Hat - Red Rim Special.
thanks
jen62728@aol.com

Ashley said...

I went to her etsy store, she has no hats left!
I do like her aprons.
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

dolls123 said...

The brown striped one

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Andreah said...

I like the brown upcycled hat with the coral colored flower.

Andreah said...

I am a new email subscriber.

Luck Happens said...

I like the brown and tan striped hat with the pink flower. What a great shop, and a generous giveaway!

kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com