Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sewing Green

I really really love this book.  Enough that I may buy it.   I picked it up from the library this week, and have been reading and re-reading it.   It's definately an autumn project book.   I need to get some thrift store finds first to accomplish some of these projects.  If you frequent the library like I do...request this book.    you can make aprons from old men's shirts.  Wallets from men shirt cuffs.   Pillowcase skirts, pillowcase dresses.  Table cloth wrap skirts, picnic blankets.  Felted wool coasters, blankets, quilts.   Napkin rings from water bottle rings and ribbons.  Water bottle holders/totes. Produce bags for the grocery store. So cool.    I love the ideas, the photography and the inspiration, and most of all the concept - reusing stuff.

**Edited to add - Check out some of the book projects, including a really cute pillowcase sumer top on Betz White's blog.

I've done nothing in sewing land this past while.  The weather turned nice and the garden needed to be tended to.  In a major way.   Still more work to be done.   Frost warning tonight though, so I'm hoping my babies survive.  So far, I think my cucumber and tomato plants have croaked.  The peas are in ICU.  The carrots - I think they may be pretty hearty.  
My grass, what little bit of it I have, is a mess as my dog and cat have destroyed patches.  Yes, my cat.  He thinks he's a dog too. They saunter out there together and do their business.  

I yearn to sew, and keep my interests in the major books and magazines I sign out each week at the library.  I love my library.   

Three more weeks of school for my little guy, and then we're off for two months of summer holidays.  Still trying to figure that item out, vacation plans, that is.   Myrtle Beach if the flight fares come down to reasonable (they're double the price this year as last) or  saunter down to Montana and explore around there. 

I plan this week to start sewing again.   What I'm not sure yet.  I've got a few projects lined up, it depends what inspires me.   I'm on a no spending freeze fabric wise until I get some of these done.   

While I'm at it.  I need to do a computer blogland freeze as well.   I read quilting blogs like I read my library books - can't get enough.  They just mesmorize me and inspire me.  If only i could tunnel that into productivity!!!


  1. I know what you mean! It's a trade-off, so much inspiration, but then I never make the time to put it to good use.

  2. oh poor tomatoes and cucumber! Carrots do like the cold - that and lettuce are about all I have planted out yet. My cuc is out with it's own greenhouse, one of those salad clamshells from the grocery.

    I have issues with time management and the computer too - some days I don't go near the computer except for email. . . balance=hard!


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