My Handmade Christmas: Stuffed Wool Animals

December 3, 2008

These two cuties from Martha Stewart are made from old sweaters (cost: given that I’ve been saving a couple of Tim’s for a project like this: ZERO). These I have in mind for my friends with new babies. The complete how-to is found here. More handmade ideas here.

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stephanie December 3, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Love these!

That Martha.

Minerva December 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

God bless Martha, what would we do without her crazy overachiever-ness?

And those are just adorable. Now I need to add those to my to do list.

seleta December 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

I sew love this!

Chelsea December 4, 2008 at 1:09 am

oh how cute! my nephew would LOVE these!

Jamie December 4, 2008 at 2:27 am

Too cute! and thanks for the link. Perfect gift for big girls like us too right?

James Saavedra December 4, 2008 at 12:51 pm

How Divine!

samantha hahn December 4, 2008 at 1:04 pm

holy guacamole….these are adorable

Kathryn December 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I saw these and completely fell in love with them. I made a couple of the pigs last weekend and they turned out really cute. They’re pretty easy to make.

Tina December 4, 2008 at 4:37 pm


The City Sage December 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Um–cutest things ever! I just love the idea of ‘upcycling’ old sweaters for projects like this. Martha also has a how-to for pillows from old sweaters…I might have to take a trip to goodwill and hit up the sweater rack!

AmyA December 4, 2008 at 7:57 pm

These are so cute. I don’t know how to sew with a machine, though…wonder if I could had sew them (in all my spare time!)

LJ December 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm

They are so adorable! Would be great to see pictures of yours once they’re done!

joanna goddard December 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

awesome! these are just too cute.

Grace December 5, 2008 at 9:39 pm

super cute! Thanks for the link!

JenniferZ December 6, 2008 at 11:06 pm

You might want to felt the knits before cutting out the pieces, especially if they’re woolen. This way you could most likely wash the animals when they get dirty with little risk of the material shrinking.

Love your blog!

mary jo December 7, 2008 at 1:56 am

These are adorable! I especially love the argyle pig!

Mouse December 8, 2008 at 2:13 am

Oooh, cuddly and delicious! I love recycling sweaters and the kiddies will love it, too…

pigtown-design December 8, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I am TOTALLy going to have to try to make the PIG!

Abbey December 8, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Thanks everyone!! I’ll post my animals when they are done!

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