Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Wow, I am still pinching myself -- I just can't believe that I won the fantabulous giveaway hosted by Debbie Bates as part of the blog tour for Quilting Arts In Stitches Volume 2.

I will be doing the happy dance for the forseeable future. Thank you so much Debbie!!!!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Woo hoo!!! I've re-upped for six months on Wardrobe Refashion -- this is such a fun, inspirational blog, and I'm so happy to be a part of it!

This is a bag I made from two different thrifted dresses. I love the darker blue fabric and soooo wish I had more of it. I also made a smaller bag and a little drawstring bag, and there may be a little more around -- maybe I need a zippered pouch (I love zippered pouches!). The pattern is the Gracie handbag from Lazy Girl Designs.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wardrobe Refashion --

I'm hoping to re-up I've re-upped with Wardrobe Refashion 2009 (yay!!!), so here is my pledge:


I, Deb, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle pre-loved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that my thriftiness brings! Signed: Deb

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Hi folks,
Ta Da! I finished my Seamstress Apron -- I love this pattern!!! The front pockets are slanted so that when you sit, the items inside won't poke you. I made it out of (a) the apple fabric was from my stash (b) the dark green was from a repurposed sheet (c) the backing and inside of pockets were from a repurposed shirt. I found the pattern
here (aka myapple.etsy.com, aka craftapple creations). I really had fun making this! There are six pockets in front, then two large ones (one of which I have my hand in= ) behind those (where I will heretofore put the instructions of the project I'm currently working on so I always know where they are!). I made some African Pants from the same green sheet which I need to hem up, and when I'm through I'll snap a pic and post that too. = } Deb

Friday, February 02, 2007


















I finished my Natalya Gauntlet Wristwarmers today (there is a link to the free pdf file on this page, on the right hand side, under "free patterns"). I made the mitt version from yarn in my stash (Cascade 220). I've made several wristwarmers, and this pattern is my favorite. I learned to cable without a cable needle, which made these a really easy, fun knit. There are several sites for learning cabling without a cable needle, but this is the one that worked best for me. If you knit and have never tried cables, consider giving them a go, because they make for fun knitting.

I also wanted to share my favorite knitting how-to site knittinghelp.com -- Amy has free little videos you can watch on just about any technique you can imagine.