Okay, show of hands. Who actually knows what “dress boys” are? Admittedly, I had never heard of them but apparently they’re a ‘thing’… and people use them. Basically, you take an old chair, saw it in half, and attach it to the wall. Presto! A new place to drape your clothes.
If you’re prone to leaving your dirty clothes on the floor – or – if you’re the type to get all your clothes ready for the next day, this is a great solution. Continue Reading
As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family. There’s a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs – I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments. Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean). This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous. Continue Reading
Either you love or hate things made from old ties. Skirts, handbags, belts have been predictably sewn from old ties. Even tablecloths and footstools have been made from the long bias-cut silk strands. Over on Dudecraft we found a refreshing twist, or should I say knot, for the familiar piece of flair.
Turn an oatmeal box, baby wipe container, corn meal box or any other cylindrical container into a fabric covered pretty ribbon container. Covering the container with a fun fabric could easily turn this into the perfect handmade gift for the crafty friends in your life. To see the step by step instructions and photographs, read on….
I’ve heard of people making quilts out of their favorite old t-shirts, but I think I like Savy Seams’s idea of turning them into pillows even better! And can you imagine cuddling with the worn fabric of an old friend? How comfy that would be! (This would also be a great way of re-using those T’s that we’ve ‘grown out of’ but can’t bear to give away.)
What you need:
a t-shirt pillow form a zipper a needle for knit fabric, sewing machine and iron something with which to mark your fabric