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This month’s giveaway is another Etsy seller who, when seeing her products, we just had to ask if she’d partner with us. We were delighted when she said yes! Like last month there is the opportunity for 2 winners, Robin has been kind enough to giveaway 2 sets of her handmade resin buttons!!

A transplanted ‘country girl’, Buttons By Robin grew organically through various crafts Robin found herself drawn to. From painting to jewelry making, she found herself always going back to making buttons. Much like any passionate crafter she was drawn to the need to create and experiment, and it was through experimentation that she found a way to create handmade resin buttons that were durable and most importantly washable. With the popularity of her buttons, Robin has begun to work with other Etsy sellers and graphic designers, giving them the opportunity to reach a wider audience by using their images on her buttons.

2 Random Winners receive: 
1 set of 6 resin buttons (small size) in the design of their choosing

To Enter:
Buzz over to Buttons By Robin Etsy store,and then comment on this post “what you’d be inspired to knit or crochet using Robin’s buttons”. This will enter you into the random drawing. Entries must be received  by March 9th. Simple as that!

Spread the Word:
Pay it forward. Feel free to share this giveaway on other blogs, sites or social media!

Make sure to check out Robin’s blog and facebook, as well as her jewelry Etsy store. Also don’t miss her new Etsy store featuring magic lantern slides here.

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There is so much fugly great Christmas sweater inspiration out there it was hard to decide on just one to focus on for color and trend inspiration. Much like my research on the Cosby Sweater, the more I dug into the history of the Ugly Christmas Sweater the more I became lost in a sea of images, blogs and books paying tribute to this fashion atrocity. The growing trend during this holiday time is to have an Ugly Christmas Sweater party (Google it, I promise you won’t be disappointed). There’s even a trio of dudes calling themselves “Ugly Christmas Sweater” (Team Ugly for short) who literally wrote the book on it. It looks like so much fun that Mary and I have decided next year we are hosting one of these parties!

image via Google search (can’t find source)

The first collection is by far the most popular choice when choosing to “don your gay apparel”. Bright color, crazy images and the more appliques and Bedazzled goodness the better. You wear one of these fine specimens you are sure to be the ugliest belle at the ball!

1) BROOKLYN : 100% superwash merino worsted / Cake Walk Yarns via Etsy  (go to Tangled Happy for a discount code and giveaway!)

2) GOLD : acyrlic & metallic polyester mix / Vanna’s Glamour via Lion Brand Yarns

3) FLECKY SWEATER YARN : recycled yarn from actual Christmas Sweater! / SmartMonkey via Etsy

4) CHRISTMAS TREE : silk, wool & glitz rayon mix – art yarn / Scales and Fins Yarn via Etsy

5) CHRISTMAS GREEN : 100% Peruvian highland wool / via Purl Soho

image via Google (again not sure of the source)

The second collection is inspired by those that choose to attend an Ugly Sweater Party with no intention on actually participating BUT the price of admission is one Christmas sweater SO these party goers cheat the system by wearing a traditional and now chic holiday sweater. (aka killjoys)

1) NATURAL : 100% pure virgin wool / Fisherman’s Wool via Lion Brand Yarns

2) CANDY CANE : silk, wool & glitz rayon mix – art yarn / Scales and Fins Yarn via Etsy

3) STERLING : acrylic & polyester blend with sequins / Sequin via Bernat Yarns

4) DEEP SEA : 100% acrylic / Vanna’s Colors via Lion Brand Yarns

5) MIDNIGHT HEATHER : 100% pure new wool / via Purl Soho

image via Craft Stylish • click the photo for upcycled dog sweater pattern

The third collection is what you do after the party… after your hangover is cured and you realize you are now the proud owner of an Ugly Christmas Sweater. Some hipsters may continue to wear it into the new year (making others scratch their heads) but you know better and it’s either figure out something to do with it or it’s off to the Good Will.

1) HOLIDAY YARN : 100% merino wool with beads – art yarn / Wool Wench via Etsy

2) ECRU : 80% wool & 20% silk / Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL via Webs

3) TOPAZ : acyrlic & metallic polyester mix / Vanna’s Glamour via Lion Brand Yarns

4) ESTES : superwash merino, cashmere & nylon / Cake Walk Yarns via Etsy  (go to Tangled Happy for a discount code and giveaway!)

5) GREEN : 100% cashmere recycled yarn from actual Christmas Sweater! / Sentimental Valu via Etsy

Matt Damon via The Today Show (check out more fun celebs & their sweaters here)

Happy Holidays from Rewind Knits & Crochet. Mary and I will be “away” for the rest of the year, busy cranking out our Christmas presents! After the first of the year we’ll be posting all about our handmade holiday gifts along with a giveaway of a Eugenie prize pack.

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Greetings fellow crafters.  Oh boy, Brandy and I fell off the blogging and crafting bandwagon, hard.  Well we still crafted some but the blogging bit the dust, and for that, our deepest apologies.  I managed to fracture my tibia, tear my acl, quit my job, family health issues, have knee surgery, and the list goes on.  Brandy didn’t fare much better, she’s was falling apart at the seams, a few trips to the ER, solving some major health challenges, changing up her job situation, and of course trying to keep an eye on me so I wouldn’t injure myself anymore.  Whew!  But we have pulled it together and are back to our awesome little blog.

For your viewing pleasure, here are some of the things we have been up to.

Cheers,

Mary and Brandy

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