Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Bracelets I Made, Outside My Comfort Zone!

I lucked onto some boxes of beads at a yard sale.  A lot of them were larger than the beads I usually go for so it pushed me to try new things.  After perusing Pinterest ideas for a week these are what I came up with.
This 1st one has wrapped strands.
These were simpler but just as pretty.  You can twist them for somewhat the same effect as the 1st one.
They'll be going up for sale in my Poshmark closet in a day or so.
I hope someone likes them!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Finished Rag Bags

My handmade rag bags, recycling scrap fabric.  I've gotten several made and finished this week.
Pretty red one. \/
The very first, I made it in stripes. \/
China plate blue, my favorite. \/
Multi color shoulder bag.\/
Aqua with pink accents.\/
The bottoms are woven on the knitting loom...
8.5" across.  Makes a nice purse bottom, but did not work when I tried to make a bowl, because of the lump in the center.
The insides are lined with at least 3 pockets.  The closure is a large, heavy duty snap.
These are slowly going up for sale in my Poshmark closet and will also be in my Ebay store.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

More Recycled Rag Bags

I worked on more rag bags this week.
I made this multi-color one with a shoulder strap.
And Mom requested one with all kinds of colors.  Still need to see what kind of strap she wants.
And I still need to create linings with pockets for all.
I also have a red one started on the loom.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Rag Bags!

I've been experimenting with using strips of cloth rather than yarn.  I was trying for a scarf but it was turning out too heavy and stiff, so I turned it into a handbag!
Since I was going for a scarf the bottom was done last on this one.  I lined it and added pockets as well inside.  I will be adding large snaps to hold it closed.  Its about 15" tall
This is my 2nd one, I made the bottom 1st and it looks a lot neater.  I have not lined it or added a handle yet.  This one is shorter and probably a better size, about 12" tall.  I will most likely will fold over the top edge like I did the 1st one and cover this semi raw edge with the lining.
I have a 3rd one started in variegated colors similar to the 1st one but not stripey.
Mom wants one in all colors so I will be making more.  Hopefully there will be a market for them.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Vintage Clothing from the 1970s

I have a favorite thrift store here in our little town and sometimes I find real jewels.
This is a vintage dress in perfect condition.  Bright orange with big black buttons.
It looks like a side button dress but it's all for show.
And here's how I know it is probably from the 1970's.
Yes, that is an invisible zipper.  The fabric is polyester knit.  Even the color is straight out of my childhood!
In case anyone is interested it's in my Poshmark Closet.

As for stitching this week, I spent a little time sewing the buttons on better.  Since they were only for show they only had 1 stitch holding them on.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bicycle Fabric for Hats

If you saw the bicycle hat post from 2 weeks ago, you'll know I'm going to make some to sell.  I picked up these 2 fabrics this week for that.
These are fat quarters and I can get 2 hats out of each one, possibly 4 if I do the lining in a plain fabric.  

I have a tote full of fabric I can use but couldn't resist the prints on these, especially at 97 cents each.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

More Upcycled Clothing

I've been working on a couple more upcycled items for my Poshmark Closet.
This pretty sweater was nice but looked a bit librarianish.  So I added crochet lace trim and pearls.

Next up was this scarf that needed a little bling.
So I added a beaded fringe.
We'll see what next week brings, I have a box stuffed full of jewelry to put up for sale and that may keep me busy.

New Bracelets I Made, Outside My Comfort Zone!

I lucked onto some boxes of beads at a yard sale.  A lot of them were larger than the beads I usually go for so it pushed me to try new thi...