Sunday, April 02, 2006

March Craftiness was a Success!

Well, the National Month of Craft is over and i have to admit i did a lot of things i may not normally have had the motivation to do. I did not complete the damn quilt, but i will! J has promised to help with the little sewing we have to do before i can do the border and so forth.I also have to finish that restructured skirt from a party dress but i will, oh i will!
Pictured here is my latest work: I had an old sweater that i used to love that don't anymore - it's big, not very fun, and i've had it for at least 10 years, worn only for the first 6. I love the idea of reusing things that i have - good for the environment and good for my wallet. So, with the inspiring work of books like Generation T and a line called Precocious, here is my version of a restructured sweater. I'm still learning how to sew clothes (aprons and purses don't have to fit a curvy body!), so i will need to learn how to make things fit, but overall i'm happy with this - my own design and i didn't have to buy anything for it - also a great thing! I think i'll devote April to crafts that i already started and/or have supplies for, to be in line with Use What you Have Month!. What a great idea!


Blogger michelleknits said...

I really like how the vest came out. And use what you have month IS a really great idea!

1:10 PM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Oh fabulous sweater. You did a great job.

Ever thought of your own clothing line made from reclaimed clothes? You have the coolest name for a "brand". But then again with your WIP you have enough on your plate!

Your creativity and craftiness is so inspiring. Yay for you.

5:57 PM  
Blogger jen said...

ditto what michelle said, the vest is great and i love the idea of use what you have month.

of course it's too late for me because i just spent a lot of money on fabric for new curtains.

10:01 AM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

there's some yarn that i really wanna buy -- help! i'm not so great at "use what you have" month. i wish it was for may!

thanks for you sweet comments re: w_r. it's so nice to see you in there, too! it's such an interesting thing, thanks for introducing me to it! i'm curious how participating is going to affect how i think about clothes, but it's too early to see yet.

realizing i coulda just written this in an email...!

9:58 AM  
Blogger jen said...

i just saw your new marriage celebration party day blog. (but i felt weird commenting there since i'm not family.)

i'm weird about weddings too, so it feels awkward to say "congratulations" to you for having a party, but i guess the congratulation is for being such wonderful and loving partners to each other, which is pretty evident just by reading your blog. also congratulations for doing the deed in such a thoughtful way that is in keeping with your politics and values. hopefully you'll figure out all this terminology so that us radicals can talk about these kinds of wonderful occasions without tripping all over our tongues as if we are trying to talk about some taboo topic! lol!

5:03 PM  
Blogger vania said...

jen, thanks so much for the comment. and i love that you found my other blog! it isn't private, i was just waiting to send out the invites so i can post about it here. and, of course you can leave a comment there - it's not just for family and plus your a friend too! also, thanks for your sweet words about that blog - i am struggling with this day but it' so important to me, so i will always refer to it as a celebration.
plus, to not confuse me not a crafty vegan readers, i wanted to create a space to share my 'wedding' choices to my family who don't entirely see my way....and maybe to show others there are more ways than 1 to get hitched!

9:07 PM  

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