Bengal Tiger Vest

Bengal Tiger Vest

When you talk “team spirit,” this vest is about as obnoxious as it comes!!!  Having received numerous compliments on it (despite the lack of “step-by-step” photos), I am going to blog about it’s creation. This vest was created because I was sewing along with a blogger’s challenge.  I had not entered to be one of the contestants, but I decided to sew along with the weekly challenges in order to…

Easy Sweater Update

Easy Sweater Update

Our daughter has recently moved to a more northern climate, and she has requested some new sweaters before it gets much colder!  She is on a VERY tight budget, so I headed to the thrift stores to see what I could find for her.  I found a couple … well made, in good shape, and in colors I thought she might like.  This pretty purple heather cotton one has a…

Vera Bradley Clutch/Phone Case

Vera Bradley Clutch/Phone Case

To some of you …. I am old.  I prefer that “Middle” term!  Despite some hot flashes and waking in the middle of the night, there ARE some advantages to this age group!  I no longer have to haul that gargantuan diaper bag, and I don’t even need to carry the HUGE bag which accommodates those “Mom, can you carry this, please?” requests.  Very often, I can leave my house…

Retro Spool Box

Retro Spool Box

Posts listed under my INSPIRATIONS category will be quick examples of re-purposing I have done over the past several years.  Since I didn’t record everything for blogging purposes, I will just show you photos for some quick inspiration, along with some basic descriptions.  Enjoy!!!!Bought this old Coca-Cola box at a local antique store, for I think $14, if I remember correctly.  First I vacuumed out the dust I could see,…

Wine Bag

Wine Bag

One of our local fabric stores is closing, so all of their inventory is marked WAY down!!!  So, I snagged lots of these upholstery fabric samples for $1 each for various crafting ideas.  Here is a sample of some of the fabrics I grabbed …. For this project, I am going to make some darling Wine Bags to use, or to give as gifts for friends to use.  This tutorial…

Team Spirit Skirt from a Sweater

Team Spirit Skirt from a Sweater

So, I was “thrifting” yesterday, and came upon this Men’s XL sweater at a Goodwill store on a half-price day.  Hence, I scored this find for $3.50!!! Cha-ching!!!!  It is the royal blue and white of a local college team, who’s basketball team we like to support. In my mind, I immediately saw this sweater becoming a cute sweater-skirt to be worn with leggings and boots for some b-ball games…