Tweaked: Vintage Quilt Fabric Bags

In the past year, I have been working hard to use up what I have.  Funny thing is, I seem to always have more.  It’s like my stash of fabric multiplies somehow when I am not looking.  ;o) Anyhoo, I have been creating some simple and some over-the-top bags with the things I find around…

Curtains, Curtains, Curtains!

This is the story of attempts, failures and the tricks I have picked up along the way. One of my least favorite projects are window treatments….of any kind. I lean toward very unfussy panel curtains and blinds for privacy. Even though that is a simple fix for most spaces I somehow always get myself in…

Cloth Care : Washing Vintage Fabrics and Quilts

Conventional wisdom says to handle all old fabrics with great care, hand washing and/or dry cleaning when necessary, and I have used all methods of cleaning when it comes to my stash of vintage fabrics.  When I was younger, maybe high school age, I was really into finding vintage fabrics and turning them into clothing, accessories…

Tweaked : Clothing to Pillows

One of my recent tweaks goes something like this….  Find a cute sweater from Old Navy in the Goodwill Bins.  Keep it FOREVER even though it will never fit you (It’s literally a tiny size I may have been able to wear when I was 12) and hope to one day find something to do…

Tweaked : Knockoff CAbi Traveler Pants

Lately, I have been tweaking things left and right.  It’s been great, adding to my wardrobe and saving many things I thought I really needed to unload.  I am never financially in a place to buy a bunch of new clothes, so this has been a perfect way to have different things to wear without…

Tweaked : Unicorn Pillow

Recently I was approached by a very weepy 6 year old that appeared to be imitating Chris Farley from this scene in the movie Tommy Boy: Fat Guy in a Little Coat She was distressed at the fact that her favorite and…..I mean FAVORITE top was now so small in the shoulders she could no…

Fun Fabric Friday : Vintage Sheets

I haven’t done one of these in a while and I thought it might be fun to share some of my vintage sheet hoard.  I have been collecting and using vintage sheets throughout my home and in my sewing for many years now, but recently I have been unable to cut anything.  I don’t know…

Tweaked : Fuzzy Flowers

I have been consigning again lately and today I thought I would share one rule I follow about buying and tweaking.  When I am shopping consignment sales or thrift shops for new clothing or household items I make it a rule to only buy things that look nearly brand new.  I know this seems obvious, but…

Sewing and Crafts : Baby Gift – Burp Clothes

Everyone tells you that each pregnancy and child is different from the last. And, like most pregnant people who hear all kinds of “wisdom” and advice from everyone they encounter, I just listened, nodded and went on my way. The thing is, it’s absolutely true! In my experience my son was easy-going, quiet, calm and ate…