Thursday, June 18, 2009

A New Twist


After seeing one of my desk sets, one of my very creative customers asked for a project keeper made entirely from the same fabric. Because these require so much material, and because I use all upcycled fabrics, it isn't as easy as it may sound to find THAT much fabric in just the right colors.
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After several enjoyable but fruitless trips to the thrift stores in my area, I finally hit paydirt. Angela lives in the southwest, and I found a sheet set in gorgeous painted desert colors. Here is the result! I used the ENTIRE set of twin sheets; there was nothing to spare.

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Now when I am out and about I always look for sets that might work up nicely- I just love the way this turned out. Thank you, Angela for your great idea!

4 comments:

aandboriginals said...

Simply beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Jennie, for all of our patience, and friendship!

CSUO said...

Hi, I saw some of your things on etsy (I have a shop on artfire..I rarely use etsy) anyway, I'm always looking for new ideas and ways to make my items stand out. I was wondering how exactly you upcycle pillowcases, fabrics and such. Do you just cut it into strips, tie them together and crochet? Thank you for your help.

Cynthia

Jennie said...

Hi Cynthia-
Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment! You are correct about the fabric crochet in terms of cutting into strips. I do not tie them together, though. Some people sew the ends, some people weave them in. There are lots of web tutorials on fabric crochet. It is addictive, though- I warn you! Have fun!
Jennie

Avlor said...

You did such a lovely job on the project keeper!

FYI - I nominated your blog for an award at http://avlorsimprints.blogspot.com/2009/06/etsy-treasury-and-blog-awards-oh-my.html