Month: January 2016

Rope Baskets

Well we’ve seen rope baskets all over the crafty net and just had to try it out ourselves. I had a bit of rope that I purchased when we went camping last summer, with the intentions of using it as a clothesline for wet clothes, but I never did end up using it (it was […] Read more…

Milk Bag Mats

We have been collecting milk bags to give to my Grandmother for years and years. Her church group uses them to make milk bag mats for people in need who have no beds. I have never explored the idea further, until a friend of mine and I attended a milk bag mat making workshop as […] Read more…

Adventures in Skirt Making

Well the skirt making continues.. my students all wanted to learn how to make skirts, and that is trickling over into our family of girls! It’s amazing how much the little babes actually pick up, and how they know what they want at such a young age. They’re bringing me fabric, and asking for skirts […] Read more…

Tiered Skirts

The girls in my garment construction sewing class are really cruising along. They have progressed so much in their sewing ability since the first time they came to me. I can now leave them to work on the machine independently, if I need to iron something or help another student, I know that they can […] Read more…

Recycled Denim Backpacks

We’ve collected a lot of old worn out denim jeans over the years from various family members, and the pile has been growing! It was time to put the fabric to good use. I have had it in my mind to sew a backpack for myself, a place where I could put all the travel […] Read more…