A little bit about waste reduction the fun way. The rich world… mostly western generates an obscence amount of textile based landfill trash every day. There is a short story about it here on UpWorthy.com. A ton of other documentation about what consumer culture does to people and the planet when it comes to clothes is …
DIY Activity Book
The folks over at Cosmo Cricket have a nifty tutorial on how to make a activity “book”. I thought it was a neat idea and takes the “book bag” concept further.
empire waist sweater recon
This sweater recon is based on this tutorial I found on Craftster.org. I tweaked the steps a bit. Steps Try on and mark sleeves Put on dress dummy and mark under bust Lay flat and cut off excess and up the center front Place top on dress dummy and arrange the wrap, mark the …
This is a recon of 3 men’s shirts into a high waist-ed circle skirt. I left the seams exposed for a deconstructed look and then added a pop of color around the hem with appliqued yarn strands. This project took about 4 hours including figure out how to do put it together
Black and cream vintage-y reconstructed dress
So in order to tackle a project I really need to think it through. Below are all my little notes and such that I made before I made the dress above. While not a fully fleshed out tutorial it give a good idea of the process. This starts with sketches and a plan.
In Which… a pop up book project
This is a little project (and by little I mean huge and awesome) I am working on. There is an amazing crew of folks working on it. We are currently playing with scale models in order to troubleshoot before we are working with a 18 foot whatnot. It is cool. We submitted a proposal… I …
Silly little pop-up card
So this is a silly little card I made for my 15 year old son. I was made from scraps of junk mail. I heart re-use. I obviously can’t take a picture in focus lately to save my soul. Then again I have been relying on my phone for pictures and video.