Archive for the month “December, 2012”

Handmade Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt (with Upcycled Lace)

I wanted to post this some weeks back and I know Christmas is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a start on a ruffle Christmas tree skirt between now and next Christmas! I wish I planned that far ahead.

Anyways, this sweet tree skirt was made using muslin and lace. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on lace so I went to the thrift store and bought lace curtains. I cut the muslin and lace up into long, 3 inch strips. I pinned each ruffle down and sewed each with my sewing machine. This took several hours to do, but it was fun! I added some thick, double-sided satin ribbon for the ties and there you have it.

I am in no way a professional seamstress and this was my very first tree skirt, not to mention my first time making and sewing ruffles.  I am pretty pleased with how this came out. I encourage others do make similar skirts and to totally utilize items at thrift stores to save money and to “upcycle”.

I was going to keep this skirt but I ended up posting it for sale on Etsy because I wanted a red ruffled one (think red petticoat!).ImageImage

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First Post!

Hi and welcome to my blog. I started this blog as a way to share ideas on various crafts and inspire some creativity in crafters everywhere. I also hope to do some giveaways of the things I make for those ladies and gents out there who are too busy to craft but would like a little something handmade.

I tie dye, sew and recently have taken up knitting. I tie dye and sew better than I knit as of the day of writing this post. I just started knitting 2 days ago and seem to be doing okay but some of my sample is a little off. It’s pretty funny actually. I’ll try and post a picture later.

This blog is currently a work in progress as I juggle other things going on in my life so check back, follow me and bare with me on this crazy crafting adventure!

 

This blog needed a little color! Here's a groovy tee I dyed earlier this year.

This blog needed a little color! Here’s a groovy tee I dyed earlier this year.

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