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Catherine is a CPA-turned-creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of Beginning in the Middle. an interior designer, photographer, writer, and business schemer.  She loves being cozy at home, miniature everything, and has a not-so-secret dream of living on an island one day.
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Cozy Sweater Craft Ideas for Winter


When I was asked by Hometalk to curate a sweater craft clipboard, I gladly accepted.  I love sweaters.  They’re a perfect way to add some cozy texture to any room without having to spend lots of time or money.  And as it turns out, they can be used for just about anything – not just pillows and Christmas stockings.  Chair covers?  Why not.  Gift wrap?  Of course.  Ornaments, blankets, and wreaths?  All of the above.

Here are my favorite sweater projects from around the web.  See below for blog links and tutorials.

Stay cozy!


1.  Sweater Sleeve Christmas Stockings  //  Beginning in the Middle

2.  Sweater Ornaments  //  Art and Obsession

3.  Sweater Gift Wrap  //  Two Twenty One

4.  Felted Wool Sweater Blanket  //  Yellow Suitcase Studio

5.  $7 Sweater Pillows  //  Beginning in the Middle

6.  Sweater Trees  //  Find it Make it Love it

7.  Sweater Covered Letters  //  Crafts a la mode

8.  Sweater Wreath  //  The Everyday Home

9.  Shrunken Sweater Chair Reupholster //  Yesterday’s Antiques and Funky Junk

10.  Sweater Wrapped Vases  //  Rhapsody in Rooms

11.  Felted Sweater Trees  //  Reposhture Studio

12.  Sweater Mitten Ornaments  //  Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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  1. Thank you for featuring Yesterday’s!

  2. christykjames says:

    So happy to see my mittens ornament! Sweaters are perfect for creating instant wintry décor! Thanks for including mine! 🙂

  3. What a lovely surprise to see my felted sweater trees! This has now given me some more ideas for my leftover sweaters! Thank you again.

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Catherine & Bryan Williamson moved from NYC to Columbus, OH in 2013.  Beginning in the Middle is a journal of the couple's design and renovation projects, real estate investment and Airbnb hosting journey, travel, and other life happenings.



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I grew up in New Jersey and always had a dream of living in New York.  There was something about the energy of the city that drew me inOur journey started unexpectedly in 2012, when we decided to make a big move from New York to Columbus. The glamour of climbing the corporate ladder was wearing off, and we knew that renting an expensive small apartment and dealing with crowded subways everyday was not going to work forever. We wanted to start creating something for ourselves, and although we didn’t know exactly what that something was, we knew NYC wasn’t the place for it.

We decided on Columbus because Bryan grew up here, and we were intrigued by all of the development going on in the downtown area at the time. We drove through many of the neighborhoods and admired the boarded up old houses, most of which were built in the early 1900s, and started dreaming about the things we could do here.

I'm Catherine, and I'm the founder of Beginning in the Middle.

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