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Recycled Glove How-to: Make a Chipmunk Softie

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Gloves (like socks), while born to be part of a pair, often end their days in lonely solitude, separated from their mates by the forces of the universe that conspire at every turn to pull them apart. Alone, they sadly serve little purpose (aside from the occasional show biz appearance for only the most sparkling among them), and are left to languish in the backs of a drawers and bottoms of closets — that is, if they’re not disposed of all together. Ah… but it’s a new day.

With her book, Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves, she’s given hopelessly single gloves a new lease on life as cozy companions. In her able hands, one glove’s worth of material becomes an elephant, a penguin, a donkey, a bunny — you name it — all set free to romp and play together. (Can’t you just hear the claps of cheer?)

Crafter and author Miyako Kanamori has a plan and she’s ready to share it!

Try your hands at this chipmunk to start your very own menagerie of recycled glove critters. Download complete instructions here or follow along below.

 
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Thanks to the Penguin Group for sharing this project from Happy Gloves.

Author Miyako Kanamori is a crafter who lives in Tokyo. She is also the author of Sock and Glove. You can see more of her work at her website: bananawani.org/nuiguroom.

For more cute critters made from recycled materials, search “Recycled Softie“. Some examples plus a few other autumn-inspired creations can be seen in the related items below.