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{studio update} recycled sweaters…

This week was super rainy here in the NW. I’m generally not one to let the weather bring me down – I grew up a northwest girl after all. But man – it’s been down right dreary! So, I felt the need to make cozy, wool snuggly things in between filling orders. This of course comes from the major spring cleaning kick I’ve been on too.  
Over the years I’ve sort of become a bit of a pack rat (to say the least). It’s really hard to part with clothes in particular. Even if they don’t fit, if I really like the texture, pattern, or color – I just can’t seem to part. Well, I found a solution for that a while back & I started making sweater slug plush out of my old sweaters. I now have a new stack of sweaters to work with from my latest purge. These are some of my longtime favorites. It was hard to make the first cut, but I quickly got over it when my critters came to life. I even made a sleepy owl (that was seriously a self portrait that day). 

I have to say, I enjoy making these cuddly plushies with sweaters that already have a story.  The plush section of the KLTworks Etsy shop is sure filling up! Not only did I have fun making these, but I had fun taking instagrams of them as well. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend! What are your plans? Maybe there is some sun in my  future & I’ll have to start working with cotton seersucker….

{Holiday Cheer} Sweater Slugs & Santa…

December brings out cozy sweaters, velour slippers, peppermint candy canes, & snowy blues. All of which inspired these sweater slugs to make their way to the KLT shop late last night. Oh, & to answer your question, yes they do fit nicely in a stocking…


Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Sayer visited Santa this morning & was happy to learn that Santa liked legos a lot when he was a kid too. Our weekend is full of traditions- we are on our way to the tree farm to find a tree tomorrow. What are your holiday traditions?

{Shop Update} sweaters = slugs…

The fact that I’m posting about sweaters & slugs a day after posting about the sun & sprinklers is really just an example of a week in the Northwest. It’s been raining for the last two days – after a gorgeous weekend. The slugs are feasting on everything that we planted in our garden & the snails have been greeting us daily underfoot. However, because we have been inside a lot this summer, we’ve been on a cleaning, purging, & reorganizing kick- which brings me to my sweater drawer. I find that I hold on to a lot of sweaters more because I like the color, texture, or pattern more than that they really fit me well. So, to soften the blow of having to get  rid of them- in between working on orders, I decided to make some cozy slugs  that won’t munch on our tomatoes & basil…

It really is a fun way to pass on some of my favorite sweaters. The bodies are even softer than when I use polar tec fleece. Besides, I have a blast coming up with combinations & personalities. I hope you enjoy my sweaters as much as I did… 

Now in the shop:

{Shop Update} sweaters = slugs…

The fact that I’m posting about sweaters & slugs a day after posting about the sun & sprinklers is really just an example of a week in the Northwest. It’s been raining for the last two days – after a gorgeous weekend. The slugs are feasting on everything that we planted in our garden & the snails have been greeting us daily underfoot. However, because we have been inside a lot this summer, we’ve been on a cleaning, purging, & reorganizing kick- which brings me to my sweater drawer. I find that I hold on to a lot of sweaters more because I like the color, texture, or pattern more than that they really fit me well. So, to soften the blow of having to get  rid of them- in between working on orders, I decided to make some cozy slugs  that won’t munch on our tomatoes & basil…

It really is a fun way to pass on some of my favorite sweaters. The bodies are even softer than when I use polar tec fleece. Besides, I have a blast coming up with combinations & personalities. I hope you enjoy my sweaters as much as I did… 

Now in the shop: