about me


refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist

Redhead, freckled.

Devout Catholic, praying sinner.

Native Texan, creative soul.

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, hiking

Sister to several, Mama to many.

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Homeschooler, baker of pies.

refabulous blog, sewist, artist, designer

Coffee sipper, low carb aficionado.

Fabric hoarder, seam ripper.

Lover of all sewing and all red shoes.

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, red converse

My real job. . . .

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My real job is being the best wife I can be to my amazing husband of over 25 years.  I have much room for improvement, but lucky for me, he's a patient man.  Next, I strive to be a good mom to my aging brood of 10 not-so-little Monkeys, homeschooling them along the way.  We've graduated four already. . . only six to go!

Together, we're navigating life with medical mysteries and severe food allergies, and trying to balance it all with some semblance of sanity.  (Ha.)  They've already taught me volumes more than I could ever teach them, and I'm so grateful to be their mother.

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Now, for my other job. . . .

I LOVE creating handmade goods for the eco-minded.

And it all began with an old, worn-out paperback book.

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist

I transformed that paperback into a wallet.  A very sturdy, very cool wallet.  I was amazed!  Something that was destined for the landfill was transformed into a "new" item that was once again useful, and pleasing to look at.  And I did it with my own two hands.  I HAD to try more!

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, paperback novel wallet, DIY

I began seeing everyday items in a brand-new way:  a tote bag in an old pair of jeans, a purse in a cast-off skirt.  Thrift stores became fabric stores for me.  

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist eco friendly denim tote

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, eco tote

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, recycled denim tote

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, thrift store as fabric, eco friendly

I learned to see an old item's potential, and taught myself to bring that new life forward.  I've been reclaiming, recycling, and repurposing ever since!

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, lavender pillow, dryer sachet

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, eco party decor, boho

boho garland, eco friendly party decor, refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist

Stewards. . . .

I believe we are all called to be good stewards of our resources.  We have been given so much, and yet, as a culture, we waste so much.  We must learn to reuse...
to mend. . .
to repurpose. . .
to reclaim. . . .
And I'm going to let it begin with me.

On this blog. . .

. . . you'll find my original tutorials and patterns. . . 

tea pot trivet refabulous tutorial

baby toy DIY by refabulous

as well as reviews and referrals to other tutorials, pins, and patterns that I've tried. I like sharing my sewing wins and fails, so you can learn from my mistakes, and maybe have an easier go of it than I did.  ;)  

refabulous Connie Crawley, sewist, designer, artist, eco friendly baby pants

I also post about my family from time to time:  our homeschooling journey, medical struggles,  headaches, and other random stuff.  Just life.  I'm so glad you're here, and I'm always happy and eager to read your comments.

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Did you know. . . 

. . . that when you support my Etsy shop, proceeds go directly toward art lessons, books, curricula, art supplies, field trips, and other various and sundry school supplies.  So when you support my shop, you are truly supporting handmade... and handmade education.

Thank you!

For inquiries, suggestions, requests, etc., please contact me at:
clcrawley {at} yahoo {dot} com

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