You might remember all my adventures in making mittens from fulled wool sweaters. I’ve pared down my wool collections to just cashmere (and some other wools to use under the suede palms) and come up with a few more pairs of cashmere mittens for this year’s craft shows. These mittens are made with suede palms… Continue reading More Cashmere Mittens!
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!
Value Village had a 50% off bedding sale a few weeks ago, so I took advantage. Just look at these beautiful cotton floral sheets I found!!! I love the blue and green floral on the blue and white stripes in the first photo. And the sheets in the second photo…the thrifted fabric is very sturdy… Continue reading Floral Sheets and Colourful Projects!
Here we are, halfway through January, after another busy December. It seems that as my teens get older, they get more involved in community activities. This past Christmas season, they were involved in choirs and in running sound boards for numerous events. The days swirled by, but I enjoyed looking at my tree with the pretty… Continue reading Mandala, Sunhat, Christmas Projects
I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards. Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale! I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!). I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!
I found some photos of more creations I’ve made over the past six years! Some were gifts and some were custom orders. Enjoy! (You’ll find other pre-blogging days past creations of mine here, here, and here.) Crocheted hats: Knit scarves: Tissue holders made from silk: Card, dishcloths, bottle holders, and sewing machine cover (this is… Continue reading More Past Creations!
I created some pillowcases out of my collected upcycled vintage floral sheet and thrifted gingham and striped fabrics! I made two for our home, and two for a wedding gift. I made each one out of three different fabrics, I embroidered some of the edges, I used French seams on the sides, and I used… Continue reading New Pillowcases and Past Creations
I worked on a few personal creative projects in December, and one of them resulted in being commissioned to do a custom order. I had figured out how to make mittens from shrunken wool sweaters, so I made a pair for myself: I lined them with fabric from a thrifted bathrobe, and I put red suede… Continue reading Wool Mittens and Christmas Cards
Value Village had a 50% off sale on clothing and bedding recently. Guess who drove to both local stores in a single afternoon and spent the whole time poring over racks of clothing and sheets?! My daughter came along, and though dragging by the end, she had fun watching me go nuts over linens and… Continue reading Thrift Haul From Value Village
Wow, I cut out a lot more pieces of fabric for projects than I thought! But I have made progress in them. I should be ready for the first craft show of the season in three weeks! Featured below are reversible cross-body bags, reversible tote bags, and wool and silk brooches. Feast your eyes on the… Continue reading Bags, Brooches, and Craft Show