backhomeagain

Fort Collins, CO, US
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My first sewing project was in third grade and it was an apron. From there, it was on to a skirt and by the time I was a teenager I sewed many of my own clothes. Life got in the way and I lost track of my desire to set at a sewing machine. After the birth of my first child, I bought a sewing machine to help me cope. I reconnected with the joy of sewing and I havent looked back. I am a very frugal person and I cant stand to see anything go to waste. Thats what attracts me to recycling damaged vintage textiles: quilts, tablecloths, chenille bedspreads, barkcloth curtains and hand embroidered pieces. I am passionate about taking those pieces and creating a usable item.

craft interests: gifts, holidays, home decorating, quilting, restyle, sewing

my etsy page:
http://backhomeagain.etsy.com

Member Since: 10/08/2008

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Sewing Pattern Review: Vintage Simplicity 5960

I made this simple tunic this weekend with this vintage pattern!   Ok, I forgot to put the link to the review and I mispelled review in the original post... How lame is that...

Creating with Vintage Tablecloths!

Just published this blog post about creating with vintage tablecloths and thought my friends at craftstylish would enjoy it. It's a post from 2008 but I had the links wrong and my pictures were no...

FREE Tutorial: Simple Placemats!

I don't know why I was making it so difficult to find my place mat tutorial. I've now added a button on my blog to make it easier to find!

Handmade Bag: Amy Butler Pattern

  When it comes to handmade, it truly is better to be late than never. I made this darling little bag with an Amy Butler pattern and made a few adjustments. I had a hard time pulling the...

Quick tip for adhering fabric pieces!

Here's a quick product reveiw and sewing tip I wanted to share with my friends at craftstylish! The best way to adhere pieces of fabric that I have found is Elmer's Spray Adhesive...

Sewing Tutorial: Simple Patchwork Placemats

I have been sewing like a mad woman trying to get ready for Christmas. I was so pleased with the way Aunt Carol's placemats turned out I decided to offer a FREE tutorial. It's not to late to give...

Oops!

I never really know what to do with items that are less than perfect. I usually give them as gifts but was wondering what others do...

Creative Fun with Vintage Finds

Creating with vintage finds is my passion. Here you'll see some found vintage fabric , a vintage tablecloth, doillie, buttons and european linen come together for some creative fun. Oh yes, the...

Simple Tote Bag, Vintage Style

Here's another simple tote bag with vintage style. It's really simple to make but stylish and well made, if I must say so myself...

Handmade Tote Bag, Vintage Style

I was stuck inside with two small children and a cranky husband this weekend. I couldn't sew fast enough! Bag Recipe: *Cold dreary weather *2 small children *Mom on the edge *European linen...

Recycling Vintage Quilts Part 3

Want to see an update on the vintage quilt I'm recycling? I updated my blog at Back Home Again... Also, only 4 more days to shop at Back Home Again for this Holiday Season. Celebrate the Magic of a...

Recycling Vintage Quilts Part 2

I cut on my customer's vintage quilt yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was able to salvage. For more information and tips on recycling your grandma's quilt check out my blog at...

Lavender Sachets

My lavender sachets have been very popular this Christmas season but I still have a few left in my store. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas present with plenty of vintage charm, youll...

FREE SHIPPING at Back Home Again

FREE SHIPPING ON HANDMADE ITEMS: From now until December 14th, Back Home Again is offering free shipping to USA on all handmade items.

Recycling Vintage Quilts

There's nothing more gratifying than rescuing and recycling vintage quilts, except maybe doing custom work for the quilts owner. I blogged about it today and I knew my friends at craftstylish would...

Chef Apron

Thanksgiving dinner anyone?

Chef Apron

Handmade chef apron....

Vintage Barkcloth Pouches

Pouches created from vintage barkcloth!

Vintage Barkcloth Pouches

I love these vintage barkcloth pouches created from a recycled vintage curtain panel.

Vintage Barkcloth Pouches

I love these vintage barkcloth pouches created from a recycled vintage curtain panel.


recent comments

Re: How to Make Holly Holiday Cards

I love it and I don't even have to shop for the supplies. It would be a great way to present gift cards. Thanks for sharing!

Re: How to Make a Snowstorm

Wow, I need to get started on this. Believe it or not we don't have any snow on the ground in Fort Collins, Colorado. My kids would love this...