Friday, May 28, 2010

I love the word, "Refashion". It's like "Recycle+Fashion" and that's what I've been doing with demin lately! This girls dress I found on Flickr was "refashioned" from an apron into a dress. Totally vintage, totally timeless.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

How I got started making my first appliques!

I started thinking about making my own patches/appliques after I saw this advertisement from CONVERSE about 5 or 6 years ago. Pretty cool that I got my first "mini-applique-making" lesson from an advertisement! ;-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

I need girls to model our jeans! Model for our website and get a free pair of jeans or a skirt or a pair shorts!

Hi girls, moms, grandmas, aunts and everyone out there!!!

I need more girls to model for Paper & Twine Crafty Design's jeans/skirts/shorts, for our website! All shapes and sizes of girls that wear girls sizes 2 - 14 are needed!!!

If you are interested, please check with your parents to make sure they are okay with it. I'll use your photos on our site and in print!
All I need from you is:

1. Your parents permission.
2. Email me your size and style and I'll hand-decorate a skirt, shorts or jeans that will fit you.
3. Email me some days/times you are available for me to stop by to take some pics!
4. If you like the jeans/skirt/shorts that you model in, you can keep them for FREE and get your next pair for 50% off!!!

Looking forward to hearing back from all of you awesome girls out there!!!


Hand-decorated Summer Girls Jeans - $25.00

The new Summer jean skirts I've been designing look SUPER CUTE with leggings! I can make sizes girls 2 - 14. Order yours today! Your daughter/grand daughter/neice will LOVE them!!! Machine wash on gentle inside out, air dry and they will last forever! One-of-a-kind, every time! Have a great weekend, everyone!!! ;-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cincinnati Flower Training

I picked some wild daisies on the side of the road and put them on the table, then my stepson brought in a huge, beautiful pink, fluffy flower and stuck it in the middle of the daises. I was like, "Ohhhh, pretty! Where did you get that huge flower?" And he was all proud of himself and said, "From the neighbors yard!", we had a talk about picking other people's flowers vs. picking wild flowers on the side of the road. ;-)

Bad Hair Day

We visited an alpaca farm last Saturday with the kids. My daughter spent 4 weeks of her allowance on an alpaca doll with real alpaca fur. The farm owners said the lighter the color of alpaca, the softer the fur (silky). The farm just shaved the alpacas right before we got there and this alpaca was having a bad hair day. Even animals have bad hair days. ;-)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Latest Summer Skirts

Here's a sample of one of the new jean skirts for Summer! I envision these being worn with knee-length leggings! Super cute!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Button - Early bird gets the worm!

I found this on a vintage button site - it sells for $35.00! I was watching Antiques Roadshow and they were selling jars of vintage buttons for hundreds/thousands of dollars. I can't watch Antique Roadshow because I can't just shut it off. Once it hooks you - you trapped watching the whole thing. Good thing it's only 30 minutes!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cute buttons!!!

I LOVE these buttons so much I want to kiss them!!! I found them at Joanne's on sale last weekend in Indianapolis, while I was visiting my aunt. I love buttons ON SALE!!! Actually, anything on sale is pretty sweet. K & Company makes them. I'm going to use them on girls jean shorts/skirts for this Summer!

Friday, May 7, 2010

I already dig through the trash for plastic and recyclables for projects...why not iron plastics together?

Copy/paste this link to watch HOW to fuse plastics!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gettin' Organized!

Spring-cleaning!!! Time to get my crazy craft room organized. I have about 30 rolls of ribbon and twine. So far, I've been using a old wine rack to spool them off of...but it's a PAIN to take the entire spool of twine off if I need to.

Anybody have any suggestions on how to get these things more organized with these rolls?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My first blog ever!!!

There's a first time for everything! Here's my first blog post! I know, I'm a latecomer to the Internet blog-a-mania...

I had my first craft fair here in Ohio last Saturday. Got a few good pix of the booth. I met some great fellow vendors and we traded a few tips with each other. It was a rainy day, so not many people ventured out to the fair.

I hate to complain, but I think the gal that was "advertising" it didn't do a great job getting the word out to the community. It was a great vendor turnout, but not a great shopper turnout. I'm planning on attending another local fair in June. I hope the organizer has it more on the ball than this one did. More details to come...

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