WendyQM

Wendy McCormick, Birmingham, AL, US
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craft interests: embroidery, fashion, gifts, home decorating, restyle, sewing

my personal website:
http://alabamafrugalmom.com

Gender: Female

Member Since: 01/30/2009

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Fun Skirt for Kids, Too!

I have made at least five of these skirts so far! They are SO easy and quick to make. I can make one faster than I can go to the mall and back! :) I will try to get pictures of the ones I made...

Wind-y Bolero

I made this wind-inspired bolero using Cal Patch's design. I used an old turtleneck I bought from a thrift store and restyled it into the ruffly cardigan. For the "wind in the trees" motif, I...

Spring-inspired Outfits

I made these outfits for my girls the other day. I bought little boy's undershirts in a multi-pack bag at Target to make the shirts. I have a basic sewing machine... nothing fancy. I cut off the arm...

Restyled Ruffly Cardigan with Alabama Chanin influence

I combined the fabulous pattern from Cal Patch with the techniques from Natalie Chanin's (Alabama Chanin) book The Alabama Stitch Book. I met both of them at the Alabama Chanin workshop a year ago...


recent comments

Re: The Relentless Urge to Create: the Work of Earl Joseph Martell

Sometimes the most beautiful art can be found in the mundane. This article inspires me to more carefully analyze my daily life: to find the hidden beauty in things I would typically overlook... the boring, the seemingly useless things... to find the unexpected genius hidden within.

Re: Our DIY Wedding

Your wedding seems so well thought out and perfectly designed! I don't even know you, and I wish I had been invited to see it for myself! : ) LOVE the idea of the recipe binders! How clever and useful! Bravo!!!

Re: Second-hand New Dress

I LOVE it! You are so creative! Your little girl is a doll, too!

Re: How to Make My Very Favorite Box (of All Time!)

Stunning! What a beautiful gift idea!

Re: How to Make a Bangle from a Vintage Map

Great idea! I'm going to try this one! The possibilities are endless...

Re: Little Girl's Skirts

Too cute! I love the photo, too.

Re: How to Make Scrappy Chrysanthemums

I used some scraps (from my restyled t-shirt skirt from this site) to make a matching flower to tie onto my purse. It turned out great and only took a few minutes to make!

Re: How to Make a Bridal T

You are so creative! It is so pretty and delicate.

Re: Recycled Jeans Transformed into a Wedding Dress!

I love it! It is one of the most interesting wedding dresses I have ever seen! I would totally wear this on my wedding day... they did not have stuff like this 12 years ago when I got married. If they did, I didn't know about it.

Re: How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

I made it! I LOVE it! It took about an hour. Great idea. I will try to upload a picture soon!

Re: How to Make a Reverse-Applique Eyeglass Case

LOVE IT! I see the Alabama Chanin influence! ; )

Re: handcrafted button collage

How wonderful! I am going to do this with my great-grandmother's buttons. They are too pretty and special to sew on a garment!

Re: Upcycled Bird Sculpture

Very pretty! I love anything with birds! The fabrics you used were perfect!

Re: Wind-y Bolero

Thank you ohsohappytogether!

Re: Vintage Spring Egg Ornaments

Thesse are beautiful!

Re: Book Giveaway - Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

I love to make things from pillowcases! I can't wait to get this book!

Re: Book Giveaway: Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle

I would love to win it! Pick me!

Re: How to Monogram a Sweater

Love this! Great idea!

Re: Spring Outfit for my little girl

I wish there was an "all you can stuff a bag for $5 bucket" here in Birmingham! I would SO be there! : ) What a bargain!

Re: Spring-inspired Outfits

Thank you so much! It is so nice to be able to share and get feedback!

Re: Spring Outfit for my little girl

Love the outfit! I think I may make a skirt now! I have been "into" pants lately, but that skirt is super-cute! Where did you find the great fabrics for the skirt?

Re: Book Giveaway: Betz White's "Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials"

Love it! I really NEED this book! Pick me! : )

Re: Ruffles..Ruffles..Ruffles

I have thought about wearing my aprons out of the kitchen as well. Let's start a new trend! I LOVE the one you made!

Re: Restyled Ruffly Cardigan with Alabama Chanin influence

Thank you! It was an ugly men's XL turtleneck to begin with. I got it at a thrift store for $2.00. I cut from another shirt to make the appliques.

Re: How to Make an Egg Dish

Beautiful!

Re: How to Restyle a T-Shirt With Pin Tucks

Amazing transformation! I have never tried a pin tuck... they sounded so intimidating. Now I know that they are not as hard as they sound and look! Thank you for the inspiration!

I made the ruffly cardigan you posted about earlier! It is my favorite clothing item right now! I took it a step further and added some Alabama Stitch Book style appliqués, too! I will try to post a picture soon.

Re: Sleepy Kitty

Now that's a crafty cat nap!

Re: Doggie Cardigan

"Manhattan interior designer Fifi de Wolfe lounging in her drawing room in the south of France."

Re: Dog in Ruffles

"Let them eat... bones!"

Re: How to Restyle a T-Shirt into a Ruffly Cardigan

Thanks, Cal!

Another awesome creation!

I can't wait to make one. I bet I can make it in around one hour. LOVE it! I will try to upload a picture if I can.