Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tee Shirt Necklaces

I'm teaching the next class at Granny Girls and we are going to learn how to make necklaces out of old tee shirts.  Honest.  And they are so cute!  The next meeting is April 14th.  I'll post tutorials/and/or instructions after the meeting.  If you are in the area, come and join us.  It's so much fun!

For details and list of supplies go to The Granny Girls.

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm a Granny Girl

I just joined the best once-a-month girls group.  It's called Granny Girls.  We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month and learn old arts and some new ones too.  Last night we learned how to make those adorable chunky crochet headbands with the cute flowers.  It's easy to become a Granny Girl.  Check out the blog here.  Next month we're learning how to make necklaces out of old tee shirts.  And don't think you're too young to be a granny.  A Granny Girl is any age as long as you want to preserve the traditions of our grandmothers and create some new ones of our own. 

Granny Girls....Where Lost Arts Aren't Lost

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day Saturday

It is supposed to snow all day tomorrow and I'm going to enjoy every snowflake.  I plan on turning on the fireplace, firing up the sewing machine and spending all day creating.  I want new clothes for my Kindle and I've got a pattern in mind for a cute little girl's outfit as well as new clothes to sew for my cruise.  No TV, no shopping, and no phone calls.  My idea of heaven (especially since my husband has to work and can't interrupt me).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kindle Clothes

I love turning old clothes into new and exciting items.  I've been making Kindle covers out of old sweaters and I just can't seem to stop.  At least my Kindle will be well dressed.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fabric Mini Bolts

I fell in love with this idea when I saw it on Smashed Peas and Carrots, here.  My fabric stash was a mess!  I looked around the house to see what I had to use as the base and couldn't quite come up with the perfect thing.  I wanted something that I could recycle but it had to be quick and easy.  Then I was at JoAnn's shopping for more fabric and I asked if they threw away the old cardboard bolts.  They said they did and I was welcome to as many as I could carry.  I got out my razor knife and started cutting.  I love the results and the idea because it's something I can keep up on.  I can't wait to do my whole stash!

New Year's Resolution

Resolution #1: Restock and restyle my Etsy shop.  I haven't been very vigilant about keeping up with my blog and shop but this year I commit to be better.  I will keep my shop stocked.  I will keep the inventory fresh.  I will share the fun projects I'm working on.  I promise.  Starting tomorrow.  No, really, tomorrow.