Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Opening Ceremonies

Hello fellow Creative Peeps,

This is my very first blog post, and I am very excited to be here.  I am happy to share my ideas, inspiration and tutorials with you.

Here is a little bit of info about me.  I am a creative individual, who can Sew, Paint, Draw, Knit, Crochet and Craft things.

My specialty at the moment is re-fashioning/re-purposing clothing.  Which simply means I can take a new or used article of clothing that is not loved, and turn it into something more suitable.  For example, someone gave me a Victorian style nightgown.  It was a lovely nightgown, however I prefer to wear pj's, so I turned the nightgown into sleep pants and matching top.  Now instead of a gown hanging in my closet collecting dust and wasting space, I now have a comfortable pair of pj's that I wear often.

I will be posting the tutorial on the nightgown to pj's conversion soon including a photo.

I also use non traditional articles to sew with for material.  For example, I recently made a hockey jersey for my newborn grandson using a facecloth (this will also be a tutorial soon).  I also like sewing with curtains, dish cloths, tea towels, sheets, pillow cases etc.  I like to think of this as my contribution to going green, as I recycle these articles that otherwise would go in the trash.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and please come back soon to see some of my work.