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Swift Bag Holder

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but yarn cakes are great to knit with and easier to store. I use my Swift every time I buy new yarn. Swifts are great but they’re an […]

Upcycled Arm Warmers

I’ve been a fan of the artist Katwise for years. Her coats are works of art! She graciously sells pattern tutorials for both her upcycled coats and arm warmers. Recently I made myself a pair out of old tshirts. They turned out so cute! I’ll definitely be making more. One of them had the phrase “Enlighten Up” which I positioned […]

Reusable Toilet Paper

As toilet paper became scarce, people started joking about making their own. I had thought about doing so back when I lived off grid in NM years ago but never did. When I saw other crafters posting their homemade TP, I couldn’t resist. I guestimated a good size for a square and made a simple template. I had a unused […]

Upcycled PJs

Upcycle sewing projects are so fun. This kaftan wasn’t my style but I loved the fabric. The length was perfect for pajama bottoms. I used an existing pair of PJs as a template. After sewing together the four pieces I put in an elastic waistband. The bottom of the pants were the bottom of the kaftan so the hem was […]

Capris + Shirt = Cute Skirt

My friend Carrie gave me these cute capris. Besides having a fabulous wardrobe Carrie blogs over at My Several Worlds about travel and chronic illness. I highly recommend checking out her site. The fabric was super cute but I don’t wear capris so grabbed my trusty seam ripper and got to work. I cut up an old black tshirt that […]

Latest Top Transformation

I’m happy that I managed to finished one more sewing project before winter break ended. Spring semester is another heavy load of classes so my sewing machine time will be limited yet again. The above jacket was originally this top: The elastic created an unpleasant silhouette but the pattern design was quite lovely. The design reminded me of a painting […]

A girly shrug from unwearable leggings

Last week I finished another sewing transformation project. This one actually started back in November. Grad school is great but also intense. You can tell Josh took these photos because he’s making me laugh. These leggings were supposed to be one size fits all but they didn’t fit me. I really liked the pattern though and suspected I could turn […]

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