Scrap Happy Craft Kits are back in the shop and just $5 each (+shipping). Because I've amassed so much crafty goodness over the years and never throw any of it away, I am offering these carefully curated embellishment kits, featuring scraps and leftover fabric, buttons, etc. They're perfect for small projects, scrapbook or junk journaling … Continue reading Scrappers’ Delight, take two!
I have a lot of fabric scraps. (Okay...that's an understatement.) If you do too, and are looking for some ways to get them out of your stash, here are a few ideas: 1. Piece strips into a striped fabric that can be used for small projects like zipper pouches. 2. Use tiny scraps and … Continue reading 11 Ways to Use Up Scrap Fabric
In some areas, sourcing good fabric can be...difficult. Outside of big box stores, I don't have much to choose from locally (with the exception of Needle Nook, a great little fabric shop in East Wichita, and a couple quilt shops.) I'm pretty happy living here in Middle America, but fabric shopping is one of the … Continue reading Creatively Sourcing Fabric
A couple weeks ago, I went to the opening day of the exhibit Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, and it was fantastic. (I hope to go back next week.) I also swung by Wichita Pottery that day for their annual spring sale, and got to check out the Port-a-Pottery for the very first time. If … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe, Textile Artists, and…Port-a-Pottery!
After exploring the definition of slow fashion in Monday's post, let's take a closer look at its three elements that I mentioned: care, quality, and cultivation. First, let's talk about Cultivation (or, if you prefer, curation.) This refers to the way you build your wardrobe. How are you obtaining your clothes--are you buying new, hitting up the thrift shops, … Continue reading Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3
There is something so appealing to me about the feedsack dress. Though sometimes viewed as a symbol of the necessary frugality (or, poverty,) of the Depression era, it was also a way to "[give] rural women a sense of fashion." I'd love to see this type of practical reuse come back (though granted, less people … Continue reading Favorite Fabrics: The Feedsack Dress
As you may know, I often offer curated scrap kits over at my Etsy shop, because after 15 years or so of sewing, I have accumulated a whole lotta scrap. If I am unable to use them (or am just tired of looking at a particular fabric!) I sell them because I know there's someone … Continue reading Scrapper’s Delight