Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Accomplice: FOUND

I have made a friend who enjoys the splendors of creativity! OH JOY! AN ACCOMPLICE! I am SOOOOOO happy to have a friend to project with now! Yeah! Check out some of the onesies we tie dyed for our babies.

I was going to just dye my onesies bold single colors... but then my friend started doing all this crazy dipping and wringing... and I couldn't help myself! She made it all look to good, and classically Grateful Dead-ish, I just had to join in the fun. Hooray for fabric dye!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

not-so-cute jeans to FABULOUS Skirt!!!

A few weeks ago I decided to google how to make a denim skirt out of old jeans. There were A MILLION results- with a million ways, all cute and easy, to do it. Pretty much I just cut the jeans about how long I wanted my skirt. Then I ripped out the crotch seam, and pinned it together. I filled the gap in between the legs towards the bottom with fabric from the legs I'd cut off already.
I sewed it together, and hemmed it using thread the matched the original stitching.
The tricky part was folding over the crotch area, especially in the back so there wasn't a cook-a-loo bulge...
Anyway... I'd do some things different next time... but this was SOOOOOOOOOO easy, and totally fast... maybe like an hours work? AND... you know how expensive denim skirts are- this cost me about $1.oo for the thread, (as I had these jeans already, and they looked hideous on me). Hooray for repurposing!

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Stars Aligned!!!!!!!!!

This is a project I've been dreaming of..... and I'm IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't she THE best thing I've yet created? It's like the stars aligned, and I found THE perfect vintage scrap of my life, and buttons combinations which accentuated the beauty within.