I renovated our master bedroom during the summer! We have lived in this nearly fifty-year-old house for fifteen years, and this is the first chance we’ve had to do work like this. The carpeting was I-don’t-know-how-many-years old (dusty pink and gross), some of the wall corners had mold from before we had the roof replaced,… Continue reading Master Bedroom Renovation
Another thing I like to do is refashion clothing. If you’ve followed me for awhile, you will know that I shop in thrift stores for clothing. I can’t remember the last time I used retail for my clothing needs (except socks and underwear, though I am very slowly trying to change that. Oh, and shoes. … Continue reading Colourful Clothing Refashion Projects
I keep scrolling on the internet, reading stories about how one of my favourite bloggers/writers touched people’s lives. She had a far bigger impact than I realized. I sure will miss her blogs, books, and snarky comments online when challenged by power-hungry leaders who probably felt threatened by her bravery and intellect. All that reading today makes me think,… Continue reading Fun Decor and Fabrics
I will never get tired of looking at these and finding them in thrift stores! Check out this pair of Wabasso pillowcases I found in a local Value Village: They were so crisp still! And then this beautiful find at a newly-opened Value Village a couple of hours away: I was so excited to find… Continue reading Ah, Vintage Cotton Floral Sheets!
I seem to be making a lot of personal and gift projects these past few months! I have some craft show projects on the go, too, such as in the last photo of this post (and I’ll post more photos as those projects are finished); but making personal projects has been fulfilling, too. First up… Continue reading Personal Sewing and Knitting Projects Again!
Before I get to the projects I’ve been working on, I want to mention that I’ve been accepted to the Windfall Fine Art & Handcraft Market set for this coming September! It’s listed on my Shows page as well. Their Facebook Page likely will start posting updates later in the summer. But check it out now,… Continue reading Variety of Projects to Show You!
Remember this post where I showed you my embroidery-on-floral-sheet project? Five months later, I am finished making this boho tote bag! I had used that project to have some more fun with doing latticework embroidery, where you laid threads in a criss-cross pattern and then stitch x‘s over each crossing. I aimed to cover many… Continue reading Embroidery, Sequin, and Bead Boho Bag Creations!
I love to adorn fabrics with embroidery and other things. And if you’ve followed enough of my work, you also realize that I love bright colours. This photo below shows my embroidery thread stash. I actually culled some skeins out of it a few weeks ago because I knew I wouldn’t be drawn to them… Continue reading Adorning Fabrics; More Vintage Sheet Finds!!
Three years ago, I wrote about making a bunch of reversible cross-body cotton batik bags to start selling. You see, the year before that, I had stumbled upon an unbelievable deal on yardage of cotton batik fabric ($2.99 USD/yard) while visiting a surplus discount store in the States. I went nuts picking out pieces of… Continue reading Thrifted Batik Fabrics
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love spotting a bright floral vintage sheet, in cotton, in my local thrift stores!! I’ve gotten to the point where I can scan my eyes down a row of mostly neutrally-coloured polyester sheets and spy the prize! 😀 Of… Continue reading More Vintage Sheet Finds!!!