Sunday, February 28, 2010

Big news for our family!

Big news and a busy week here in the ReFabulous household!

First, my daughter opened her own Etsy shop!

She's very excited, and works hard, almost daily, on her shirts -- from the shopping and washing, to the pairings, designs and sewing. . . with very minimal help from mom.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The last of the January Birthday Swap posts, I promise.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Birthday Swap! I received so many thoughtful, well-crafted gifts, and I am so thankful for the kind and generous Crafsters that swapped with me!

I received this lovely house throw pillow from sunspotted:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's hoping your day is full of sweetness. . . .

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another find on the farm

We have the barns that keep on giving. We were cleaning out another shed the other day, and look what we found:

I thought it was a piece of cardboard, with all the dust covering it. I had no idea it was a mirror! It's very heavy (and large) and I think it could clean up nicely. We found it hanging in this nasty corner. . . .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Felt Valentine brooch tutorial

These little felt brooches are so simple to make, and a sweet addition (or alternative to) cards. And they are relatively eco-friendly, if you think about it. They won't be tossed out after Valentine's day, and can be used year after year. They're also made from felt scraps (and eco felt, at that!)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sewing away: cloth diapers and a giant bag

Sometimes you just get in the mood to sew, and sew a lot.

I whipped up 11 diaper covers yesterday, from reclaimed fabrics and stash. I had been using gDiapers, and they're great and all, but it seemed like I was doing a lot of laundry -- 3 separate pieces for each diaper change. I used cloth prefolds for the insert, as I couldn't justify the cost of disposable inserts. I think I'll keep using them for outings (because of the waterproof lining,) but for home, I'll stick to this simpler method. . . .

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Favorites, new and old

Monkey 1 and I made this shirt from two old/thrifted shirts. . . .

She says it's her new favorite! We plan to make many more.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

January Birthday Swap, part 4

The birthday that never ends! More goodies in the mail! Some pretty crocheted dish cloths handmade by Troublet. . .

And lots of extra goodies. . . .

Monday, February 1, 2010

A project finished, and a one-day sale

FINALLY! A new bag completed! This was a custom order. . . .

Made from 100% cotton reclaimed fabrics. The exterior was a high-end pair of slacks, and the interior was a thrift store shirt (still with original tags.) I like the rocket print!

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