craftydame


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Member Since: 03/24/2009


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Re: How to Make a Recycled Bib

super cute! i love making bibs, it makes so much more sense than making special baby clothes. if you make a funky bib as a gift they wear it for more than a few weeks!

old pj pants would be fabulous for the backing as well, i love using flanellette for the backs of bibs. it's soft and absorbent for wiping cute little faces!

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

oh! i've been wanting this book so bad! i have a whole collection of vintage pillowcases because i can't resist buying them when i find them, but i never seem to be inspired to use them. this would be perfect!

Re: How to Make a Skirt out of a Pile of Scraps: No Pattern Needed!

this is an amazing tutorial! super detailed, and super clear!

there are lots of fun tutorials out there for simpler items (simpler to write tutorials for to!), so it's a treat to see something so detailed explained so beautifully!

Re: How to Make a Belted Skirt from a Men's Dress Shirt

it turned out super cute! i love making skirts out of shirts, it's too bad the bigger sized shirts are so hard to find!

just watch how thin the shirt is, unless you just want it as a beach cover up or something! i used to add a thin layer of cotton or broadcloth to my skirts, just add it to the top seam. super easy and a bit less revealing!

Re: Book Giveaway: Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle

i love the books this month! this one looks fabulous too!

Re: Book Giveaway: Chic & Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes

it looks beautiful! i'd love to win it!

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

this book looks amazing!

i honestly don't understand why crafters and artists wouldn't use reclaimed materials! i've done it for so long that it's just second nature half the time. you have infinitite possibilities, instead of just admittedly lovely but readily available to everyone fabrics available at your local sewing store! and older fabrics are usually such fabulous quality, i adore the texture or old cottons, and the awesome drape of old polyesters like fortrel. it inspires creativity, adds options, saves you money, AND is better for the environment! i'm so excited to see a book specifically geared towards this!

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

oooh, this looks fabulous!