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
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 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!
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!
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