Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Arrival: Red, White and Blue Dahlia Bloom Headband

Navy blue wool makes a patriotic Dahlia bloom when paired with a red, white and blue button stacked center. The bloom measures approximately 4” in diameter and has an alligator clip lined in white grosgrain attached to the back. The headband is soft and stretchy; perfect for infants or big girls alike. This bloom will be darling clipped on the headband or used as a hair clip.

Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

New Arrival: Red Dahlia Bloom Headband

Red wool makes a charming Dahlia bloom when paired with an olive wool leaf and an auburn colored button center. The bloom measures approximately 4” in diameter and has an alligator clip lined in tan grosgrain attached to the back. The headband is soft and stretchy; perfect for infants or big girls alike. This bloom will be darling clipped on the headband or used as a hair clip.

Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

New Arrival: Butter Cream Yellow Sunflower Headband

Made of buttery yellow lambs wool and accented with a large button center; the bloom measures approximately 4” in diameter and has an alligator clip lined in tan grosgrain attached to the back. Perfect clipped on the headband or used as a hair clip, this cheerful yellow Sunflower will instantly brighten your day.

Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

New Arrival: Crimson Cashmere Rose Headband

Soft crimson cashmere petals form a beautiful Rose bloom. Accented with hunter green wool leaves; this bloom measures approximately 4” in diameter and has an alligator clip lined in black grosgrain attached to the back. The headband is soft and stretchy; perfect for infants or big girls alike. This bloom will be lovely clipped on the headband or used as a hair clip.

Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

New Arrival: Blossom Pink Cashmere Water Lily Headband

This delicate blossom pink Water Lily is made of the softest cashmere. The leaves are made of hunter green lambs wool. The button center has a soft iridescent sheen. The bloom measures approximately 4” in diameter and has an alligator clip lined in white grosgrain attached to the back. The headband is soft and stretchy; perfect for infants or big girls alike. This bloom could not be sweeter clipped on the headband or used as a hair clip.

Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

New Arrival: Amber Dahlia Headband

This beautiful Dahlia measures approximately 4” in diameter and is made of amber cashmere. It has an olive wool leaf and a pearl button center. Attached to the back of the bloom is an alligator clip lined with ivory grosgrain ribbon. The bloom can be used as a hair clip or clipped on the headband. The headband is soft and stretchy; perfect for babies and big girls alike.

Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lowest prices of the season!

The Sweeter Sweater Company is having a Thanksgiving Sale! Friday, Nov. 27th through Monday, Nov. 30th every item in our shop will be 25% off! If you've had your eye on a Sweeter Sweater now is the time to buy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Sweeter Sweater Company; we hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How To: Felted Bead Bracelet

Are you ready to make a simple and fun project using your felted balls? Here is what you will need:
  • Felted Balls
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Fashion Cord (Wire cord coated in plastic -available in the beading section of your craft store.)
  • Crimp Beads (Small metal beads designed to be flattened to hold a place on the cord -available in the beading section of your craft store.)
  • Clasp
  • Needle


Cut a section of Fashion Cord to length and slide a crimp bead followed by the clasp style of your choice onto one end. Slide the Fashion Cord back through the crimp bead and flatten the bead using the needle nose pliers. Trim the short end as close to the crimp bead as possible with the wire cutters.



Feed the long end of Fashion Cord through the needle and begin stringing the felted balls onto the Fashion Cord.

Keep stringing the felted balls until you reach the desired length. Now finish the same way you started with a crimp bead and the other piece of the clasp. You now have a felted bead bracelet!



This would be a fun project to try with your kids. Obviously, there are many variations on this idea. Try using glass beads with the felted beads, different colors of felted beads, or experiment with different lengths to make a choker or necklace. Have fun with it!

New Arrival: "The Snowman" Sweeter Sweater

This Sweeter Sweater is made of winter blue wool and adorned with a sweet little snowman.
Your little guy will be darling in this sweater for any of your holiday celebrations. Snowmen don't last forever though; be sure to get this while it lasts!
Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And The Winner Is...

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Sweater Ball Giveaway. I enjoyed reading your comments! I have some fun projects planned; I hope you will check back each week.

The winner is... Grace! Grace's entry was chosen at random using Random.org. I hope you enjoy your Sweater Balls!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Giveaway: Set of Four Sweater Balls!

We received such a positive response to our Sweater Ball project last week that we would like to say "thank you" with a Sweater Ball giveaway!

We are giving away a set of four colorful Sweater Balls! These balls are made from reclaimed wool and stuffed with soft Poly-Fill batting. They are super soft and tons of fun!

You have the opportunity to enter up to four times:

First, visit our store at www.SweeterSweater.com and post a comment on this blog telling me the name of your favorite item.

Second, if you post a comment telling me you have become a Fan of The Sweeter Sweater Company's Facebook page you will be entered in the drawing a second time.

Third, if you link to my giveaway in your blog and leave me another comment with the link you will be entered again.

And fourth, if you leave me a comment telling me you are now a Follower of my blog you will be entered again.

If you are entering more than once using the above options please be sure to do so in separate comments to insure you are placed in the drawing each time.

Please enter by Monday, November 16th and check back on Tuesday, November 17th to see who won!

Veteran's Day Sale!

In honor of Veteran's Day, The Sweeter Sweater Company is having a sale! Now through Saturday, November 14th receive 10% off the marked price of every item in our shop. Stop by and take care of some of your holiday shopping today!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Arrival: "Autumn Splendor" Sweeter Sweater

Five beautiful vibrant leaves flutter softly down the front of this Sweeter Sweater; the warm leaves and cozy brown wool are the embodiment of autumn. This handsome sweater would be fantastic for your family portrait and would be a lovely holiday heirloom to pass down through the years.
Now available at The Sweeter Sweater Company.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How To: Sweater Balls

These fun Sweater Balls are made from felted wool and stuffed with batting. The result is a super soft ball that is loads of fun! My kids love playing with these balls and no one gets hurt when a Sweater Ball is thrown to (at) them! This project comes together quickly and is a great way to use scrap pieces of felted wool left over from other projects.

1. Make a pattern piece that is 5 1/4" long and 3 1/4" wide and shaped like a football. Don't stress over this step ; it doesn't have to be exact

2. Using the pattern piece, cut out four pieces of felted wool; use two or more colors for a fun look.


3. Pin two pieces, right sides together, along one side. Using the edge of your sewing machine foot as a guide sew from one end to the other.


4. Repeat with the second and third pieces, making sure to alternate colors if you are using two colors.


5. On the fourth piece sew the entire length along one side but leave a 2"opening on the last side.


6. Trim the bulky seam allowance off along all the seams.


7. Turn the ball right side out.


8. Using a batting of your choice, stuff the ball to the desired firmness. You could also fill with Poly-Pellets, rice or millet to make a bean bag.


9. Once the ball is stuffed whip stitch the 2" open closed.


10. Voila! Soft, sturdy and oh, so fun: Sweater Balls!