Monday, 12 December 2011

Mohair Distraction

Just before I put the sewing machine away for Christmas, I turned this luscious vintage mohair scarf bought on my charity shop jaunt with Deb for 99p .....

...into this very designer looking cushion cover for the conservetory.
I did try to wear it Deb, but it was too itchy on my neck!

23 comments:

ChrisJ said...

I used to have a scarf like that and you're right, they are itchy.

greenthumb said...

How lovely, it looks great.

topchelseagirl said...

Great idea, it looks lovely.

two bones and a bagle said...

Oh how I loved that mohair scarf - it has made a great cushion - I think you will see more of it this way. I am about to pack away my machine too - just about ready for the festive season - well actually I haven't bought any presents yet!!!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh Diane, that looks great. I have several of those mohair scarves which I drape across the arm of an armchair a) because they are too itchy to wear and b) because I don't know what else to do with them. Cushions may be the way forward, I feel! I like the way you've left the label on.

Jennyff said...

I have a mohair scarf collection but agree they are impossible to wear, no wonder I've found so many in charity shops. If I wasn't going through such a lazy phase I'd be tempted to make a cushions, great idea.

Liz said...

Absolutely great use for a scarf that's "unwearable"! Fab idea!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Jaggerfan1 said...

That's cool. Why not try and find some fleece or something soft for a scarf? I just adore the pics youput on here, love love love them, and as for xmas shoppnig, I'm finally done!!! Woo-hoo!!! I swear my stepdad is the hardest one to buy for. The last gift I bought for him drove me nuts trying to find. He wanted the first 3 seasons of Top Gear UK. He loves that show, and idk why, but for some reason, he really loves British TV!

Jo said...

Mohair is so itchy. It's made a great cushion though.

Bee happy said...

Great job Diane, love the colour :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

andamento said...

very nice, great idea.

Rosie said...

You are clever! It looks great as a cushion cover:)

Poppy Cottage said...

That looks so lovely, very 'posh'.

Colette x

jennyfreckles said...

Clever girl, it looks v professional. Did you dye it?

Carol said...

It has made a great cushion. Mohair makes me itch too. I knitted a lovely mohair jacket years ago, couldn't wear it.
A friend bought a cardigan with a fleecy lining, I pinched the idea, bought a cheap fleece, sewed it into the jacket, easy peasy, now I have a very, very warm jacket complete with zip. Aren't I glad I didn't take it to the charity shop?
Carol xx

diane b said...

Its good to recycle rather than toss but I hope its not prickly to lie on.

selfsewn@summerfete said...

oooh looks well posh does that!
Anthropologie could make one hyperventilate!!

Little Blue Mouse said...

That looks really classy, but is it grey or green?

Lisa said...

A great make do and mend make!
Lisa x

two bones and a bagle said...

Ah ha Diane the book shelf is a different one - K took his to work I bagged that one from CB for 50p - K said we didn't need it - I said we did - I won.

PS. Enjoyed out meet up and I love, love, love the dolly how did you know I would open it up straight away - I opened it straight away in the car and it made me squeel.

A garden just outside Venice said...

Love it, but same question as Little Blue Mouse...why the colour is different from the 1st picture?!
xxx

Jaggerfan1 said...

Who was your favorite ones on the Top 100 Sexiest Artists? I knwo my fave was #4. OMG!!!! I know I'm 21 and probably not supposed to find someone as old as him hot, but idk! Mick Jagger is sexy, cute, omg!! I'm so pathetic, lol.

Anonymous said...

I have many Mohair scarves, and I make sure I only buy quality ones, which usually have a Kid Mohair content, and I don't find them itchy at all !! ... I find them super snuggly and so soo warm while riding my scooter, I even wrap them around my face if its really Cold !... And that makes me feel Sooo Snug and Cosy and mega warm !!
You have to keep them Brushed up, as otherwise, they do lose their Cuddliness!
Peter .....