I am one of those people who is always cold, and in the cold weather I LOVE having some sort of fluffy scarf or shrug on at ALL times.
So last week I was
digging getting all of the winter stuff out and I found this old fur collar that I bought at a flea market a year or so ago. (Hoarder)
I think I paid a whopping $5 for it and I had no idea what I would do with it. Honestly, I probably felt sorry for it laying around a booth with a sad $5 tag on it. Look at it, it is stupid! But it is so soft and I liked the color.
Over the weekend, I decided I had to do something with it. I took it apart because it was sewn shut and it had this weird stuffing inside. I flattened it out and wore it over my shoulders while I was making dinner. To say it did not get a good review from my husband and son would be an understatement. It looked like something crawled onto my shoulders and died! So sad…
So on Saturday morning I woke up with a plan! Mark helped me rein in all of my ideas and I started sewing, and I don't even know how to sew! But look what I managed to whip up, despite my lack of sewing skills!!!
It is a little fur shrug…with POMPOMS!
I sewed a belt that I bought in Argentina onto one side of it and then I lined the whole thing in hot pink fabric. The belt already had pompoms, but as you can imagine, I am busy making a few more to add to the mix.
Honestly, it took me almost the entire day, because of the previously mentioned lack of sewing skills. And I didn't have any thread, but luckily I had embroidery floss. Same thing, right?
I love it and it keeps my shoulders so toasty warm!
Would you ever sew a belt to a piece of something fluffy and actually wear it out in public? That is a rhetorical question!!!
PS. My stand on fur if you are interested... I am not usually a fan of fur, but I am a fan of recycling. I would never buy fur that is new. I think it is mean, but this collar died a long time ago, and I felt sorry for it. I know I am a walking, talking contradiction, but I've gotta be me! I make no judgements about people who buy and wear fur, everyone gets to make their own decisions, and I am a BIG fan of that.