Category Archives: fabric

Custom Work

I thought I’d share some of my recent custom work…. This little zipper birdy coin purse was for Yasemin. A hot pink extra large wetbag for Aspen… A pair of Soap Saver Socks in brown and white twist cotton.  I … Continue reading

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Tea Towel Tote Tutorial

I have a stack of Tea Towels that I bought on various trips. Souvenirs mostly from the UK.  They just sit in a drawer and never see the light of day. The thought occurred to me to make totes bag … Continue reading

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Stash Busting

Over at the Purl Bee there is a great tutorial for making these simple fabric stash baskets or…buckets.  I find it is more like a bucket so that is what I’m calling it. So I made one yesterday out of … Continue reading

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Nook Sleeve Tutorial

I decided that I didn’t want the same style of Nook cover that I made for  Hubby’s Nook.  What I came up with was a simple zippered sleeve made from a recycled wool sweater and some cotton fabric. This really … Continue reading

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Nook Cover

I needed to make a Nook cover/case for the my husband.  He finally decided that he wanted it made from the same green canvas that his Miniature Case is made from.  This was good, since I had some large scraps … Continue reading

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Little things

My sewing time seems to always be in fits and starts.  I rarely get to finish a project in one sitting.  This leads me to make little things that I can finish fairly quickly.  As a result, I’ve been making … Continue reading

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Earth Day Challenge

Sew the Day Earth Day Challenge Recycling, upcycling and refashioning clothing is a great way to keep your crafting and sewing green! I would like to see what you all can make from any article of clothing.  For example, you … Continue reading

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Bunnies for the Basket

Here are the results of 2 of the many great bunny tutorials I’ve seen this past week. With Little Bit’s Easter basket to fill I figured these would be perfect. I found The Purl Bee’s finger puppet bunny tutorial through Lil … Continue reading

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Little Apron for Little Bit

I’ve finally finished Little Bit’s apron.  It has been sitting unfinished since January.  A combination of school and travels left it by the way side… but now it’s finished in time to be tucked into his easter basket. Today I … Continue reading

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Cashmere Makes Yummy Hats!

I’ve been Sweatering…. That is… scouring local secondhand shops for usable wool, cashmere, and wool blend sweaters….  Here is a picture of the yummy colors of cashmere sweaters I’ve reclaimed. Last week I set to making baby hats.  Here are … Continue reading

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