I was recently inspired by a simple and creative project I saw in Whole Living magazine. My usual routine ensued: love the idea, tear out the page, file in my ‘ideas’ folder! But this time instead of flipping through it months later, I decided to act on my intrigue! I dug up an old blue wool sweater that just didn’t suit my husband’s current style. I proceeded to follow the three simple steps detailed in the article. Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely not a seamstress, but I managed to sew a fabulous pair of funky fingerless mittens. The finished product was functional and cute but a little plain for my taste. The one thing that no one will ever call me is a ‘plain Jane’. I like to take risks, stand out a bit and have fun with fashion. I decided to sift through the extra buttons that were cluttering up my sewing box. I proceeded to sew on a few mismatched buttons to add a little flair to the left hand. The right mitten still needed something so I went digging in my jewelry box. I found one of my favorite costume rings that I hadn’t worn in years and I embellished the other mitten with the beaded jewel. Voila my newest winter accessory, so cozy and “Chique”!