Have you ever seen a picture or idea and thought "I can make something like that!" This Blog is about - Ideas and Inspiration Pictures for Crafting and Decorating. Crafts involving Recycling, Reusing and Repurposing materials headed for a landfill. Crafts using Natural Materials, Salvaged Materials and Thrift Shop finds. Tutorials to various interesting craft methods. Free Craft and Decorating Patterns, Projects and Resources. Other misc. Green Craft, Design and Environmental things of interest.
I just love the polka dot ones. My mom had some of these and she threw them all out at some point. Since retro is so popular right now, you could probably find some of these styles in sewing patterns. Of course, you could always look for vintage patterns or make your own pattern if you’re a good seamstress.
I love the photography, the outfit, and OMG the color of that dress fabric. Drool…….I want to use that fabric for curtains in my bedroom…..and a good percentage of my wardrobe…..and I want that dress in my size…..
OOOOooo…..I love these. A stunning upcycle of vintage brooches. Just another reason to take up crochet again. I have been thinking about it lately. I haven’t done it for years, but I used to crochet clothes and things in the past. So many crafts, so little time.
I bookmarked this ages ago. It’s a tutorial on redoing a set of old plain metal canisters. I love these, I would definitely be tempted to use this idea for my own kitchen. But I would have to replace the aqua with red to go with my kitchen. Then I might switch the black and white on these, since I don’t have much black in my kitchen.
Have you ever wondered what to do with old printed fabric calenders? You can find them for next to nothing at yard sales and thrift shops, if you don’t already have one. Here’s a tutorial for making them or other vintage linens into a pair of slippers. These are pretty simple to make, you don’t have to be a seamstress to make them. You could even use the calender idea to recover some old terrycloth slippers that have gotten pretty grungy looking. Now go dig out that fabric calender from 1968 and get crafting!