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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Divine Inspirations!

There is this thrift store where I live that is called the DI and I have decided that the initials stand for Divine Inspiration. Every time I go in there I find something that I can makeover or a new project that I can start on. You never know what you will find there but that is part of the fun! ( the finding!) I am in Florida this week and having so much fun, by the way! Before I left though, I had visited the DI and found this sweater combination. I had seen some cute cardigans around that were embellished with flowers and because I had a 2 piece set it was perfect for what I had in mind.


Here is the cute yellow sweater set.
I cut out 2 different sizes of flower from the shell part of the sweater.
Then I thought,"Oh, wouldn't it be cute to make a belt to match! So, I found a wide piece of elastic that I had and cut the fabric to go around the elastic.
Then I made some cute rolled flowers and attached them to felt to hold them into place.
I sewed the tube of fabric and pulled the elastic through.
Finished off the edges and sewed 3 hook and eyes to the back.
I then attached the rolled flowers.
Here is the finished divine inspiration!
The belt which is quite comfortable because of the elastic.
The flowers on the neckline and I also attached some fabric knots to go between the flowers.
Here it is! I love how it turned out and believe it or not the whole project just cost $6.00!!
You can't beat that!

Yes, I think I like this Divine Inspiration store!

27 comments:

Mel said...

ooooo...I love the cardigan. I am a sucker for cardigans though. Looks so light and airy. The flowers make it look sooo cute though!

Jessica said...

This is so cute! Nice job!

Megan said...

I love, love, love that yellow color. I love what you did with it even more! Thanks for showing it off!

KasiaJ said...

Oooo, I need to get myself to "Divine Inspiration!" I really admire your vision for this- I always get there and think that there must be wonderful things I could do with so many items, but I don't know what. Looks great!

southernscraps said...

Ooh.. great redo. I saw some 2 piece sets at a thrift store recently.. I may have to go back and see if they are still there!

Robin said...

Adorable I love the belt! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly upcycled linky party at www.thtshirtdiaries.com or http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled11

Thanks!

Meg said...

No way? Really?!? It looks awesome. I love the belt! Great job/inspiration! ;)

I'm having a Target giveaway on my blog. I'd love it if you joined! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is gorgeous! The belt is adorable! I love stylish grandmas!!! I will highlight this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

I really love this! I am visiting from Someday Crafts - and I am also a grandma of 4 going on 6, and I also live in Idaho!
Love your blog! Mine is Thelittlebrownhouse.us if you are interested!

Mary Ellen said...

This is adorable!!!! I am wondering how the cut flowers will hold up as they are made out of knit- have you washed it and would they ravel over time. I have a set similar and would love to try this if it is holding up well for you!

Lindy said...

Wow. What a transformation. Adorable...
L.

Amie said...

Stunning! The yellow is so summery and a great way to keep summer with you as it's getting cooler.

I love DI, I made tri-weekly visits when I still lived in Idaho. You really did a great job.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love it, Donene! You are just too crafty! Can you make one for me? LOL

Just stopping by to say hi and invite you to join my blog parties once again.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Deanne said...

Very Pretty!

Reinspire said...

WOW! So clever! That looks beautiful on you! Great job! Found you at Frou Frou!
Lisa

Terrell said...

Are you serious?? this is soooo amazing!! I love it! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!! Have a great weekend!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

what an AWESOME transformation! I don't think I would have been able to see this vision looking at the original!
Partying with you at Frou Frou Decor

Brandy said...

Very Pretty!!

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

How beautiful! Great job =)

Farah said...

Hello after a long time I am here, Love the belt very much, its so delicate. and colour is one of my favourite... your tutorial is great I hope I can do it with your help, thanks for sharing

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com

Check me out there...Love

jenni said...

seriously cute and the post below?!! you are brave and you look amazing!

Becolorful said...

You missed your calling. You should be a fashion designer. If I were you I would call myself a fashion redesigner. :)
This is really great. I would be flattered if you would consider sharing it on my first ever linky party at BeColorful.
Thanks,
Pam

Rachelle said...

Very clever idea. This looks very pretty!

I found your link on Kuzak's Closet's link party.

Rachelle S.
www.chelstamps.blogspot.com

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

cuutee! love it!!

malia said...

This is amazing! I wish I had it (-:
Love it if you'd link up to "A Crafty Soiree" party on Thursday xoxo Malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Kaysi said...

that is super cute!!! I love that yellow

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

O my goodness! What a transformation. . . and the belt is gorgeous! I love it! :]

I have a new link-up party that I'm trying to get started up for repurposed projects. I'd love it if you'd like to link up this project! http://mandysyellowcorner.blogspot.com/2010/08/love-me-2-times-tuesdays-5.html

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