Silly Sweater Snake

I have been really busy organizing my craft room after the roof leak and still cleaning out the stuff from the attic and garage.  BUT I did think that a sleeve from one of my old sweaters looked a little like a snake, so I wanted to try making it into one.  It is quite silly looking.

Because everything is still in disarray I didn’t take photos of the process, but I learned a few more things during the task, so hopefully when things are back together here and I have time to really get back to it I will sort of know what I’m doing.

This little fellow is made completely from recycled items.  The sleeve from an old sweater, the stuffing from an old throw pillow and some buttons from my button jar.  Does everyone save buttons that come with blouses and things they buy (or ones that come off or they find etc?)  I sure do and have for years.  Oh, I guess the thread I used to stitch him up was new.  Otherwise, he’s really something old!

I admit, he’s pretty silly looking ,but I think my grandson will get a kick out of him.  Oh, his tongue is part of the sweater.  I took one of the red stripes, rolled it, zig zag stitched it and sewed it in!  🙂

Now onto Handmade Monday.  I’m very very late!  🙂  Please go check them out.  It’s always great fun!


  1. You may describe him as silly looking but I think he is really cute, I love his little hissy tongue. It’s great to use things that would otherwise be thrown away.
    I hope you are well on your way to getting organised.

    Take care

    Jan x

    • Susie says:

      Thank you Jan. I always enjoy the comments, and it’s nice to know that someone looks at my crazy creations and likes them! 🙂

  2. Caroline says:

    I like the tongue gives him a sweet look

  3. Jenny (@GiftsByJenny) says:

    Awww! I think he’s sweet – just the sort of toy my son would love, and a great way to recycle old sweaters 🙂

    • Susie says:

      I am finding a joy in making stuffed animals. I found an old sweat shirt (very small baby size) that my Mother bought for my oldest son when he was an infant, so it’s at least 33 years old. I thought I might make a doll it would fit, since I can’t bear to throw it away, but it’s so old I don’t think it needs to go through another child. I have a few ideas rattling around in my head. I have sweet photos of my son in it. I just thought it would be a fun thing.

  4. Adaliza says:

    What’s that snake called? He looks like a Sidney to me and he’s just brilliant! Caught up with a few of your other posts this morning too – you make good reading! The sentiment behind your blog name has rung out in our house many times over the years too – with the boys and their older sister! I bet your gorgeous retriever clears her plate – I’d never have to say it to our collies (or Flora the duck)!!!

    • Susie says:

      I like Sidney! I’m going to send him to Nick my Grandson, but I might suggest Sidney as a name. I thought I would write up a little something about him, so Nick will have a little story to go with him. I’m glad you like him, he sort of became what he became. I have found that things made with old sweaters sort of have a mind of their own. As do most things I sew…
      And yes, Pauli is a good eater (as am I–always been a problem of mine!) I don’t know about ducks, what DO they eat?!

  5. Wendy says:

    He’s incredibly cute! I love that he is recycled too. Hope you’re getting straight again now after the leak x

    • Susie says:

      Still working on it, Wendy, BUT it’s coming back together. Actually, my craft room looks worse, but the rest of the house looks better! I went to do some volunteer work at the Church this morning BUT I’m going to do a little crafting this afternoon. Whew!

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