Portland, OR, US

craft interests: embroidery, gifts, holidays, home decorating, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 06/08/2009

recent comments

Re: How do you use recycling in your sewing?

I like to buy old men's sport coats made of camel hair, solid or tweedy wools. I cut them up and make Father Christmas dolls. I try to preserve the original pockets in the cutting of the robe side fronts and fill with miniature toys. It shows the wear and tear and that the coat was loved by someone. Each Father Christmas is one-of-a-kind, unique and great gifts to give during the holidays. I also often use the lining of the coat to make the tunic under the coat and/or a toy bag for him to carry.

Re: How do you store your fabric stash?

I store my stash in an old armoire that migrated from my bedroom set to my studio. Cut quilt squares, however, are in plastic totes in the corner of the garage. Since I live alone and am now retired, I tend to get it out and "play". Isn't that what artists do?