Monday, June 8, 2009
When cherished older items reach the end of their useful lives, we often take pictures of them to remember them by. We can turn baby clothes and t-shirts into quilts. But a few people are doing some very creative repurposing of old materials.
Have an old terry cloth towel? Andreas Linzner will turn it into a bear - or an elephant, a giraffe, a bunny, etc. [via babygadget]
Have a fur coat that isn't going to be worn any more? You could donate it to Coats for Cubs, as I've mentioned in my newsletter - or you could let Karen turn that fur into a teddy bear.
Mother Grimm's Bears also makes bears from old furs.
And Teddylux Cashmere will make a stuffed animal - a bear, elephant, or bunny - from your old machine-sewn cashmere sweater. [via Springwise] Update on Aug. 1, 2012: Teddylux Cashmere seems to have disappeared.