My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine. I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at recovergirl.wordpress.com.” That’s better than a stick in your eye. xo jam
I am so inspired by Community of Athens, Georgia. I found out about them through Pinterest but it looks like word is spreading quickly about them because of an article in the New York Times about the city of Athens, Georgia.
This is how they describe themselves on their website: “Community is a boutique centered around the concept of sustainability without the sacrifice of style. Opened in 2010 by Sanni Baumgärtner, Community seeks to bring chic clothing to our clients while encouraging them to buy locally and sustainably. Community Service is our in-house brand of redesigned vintage clothing. Designed by owner Sanni Baumgärtner as a way to merge vintage fabrics and designs with current fashion.”
We have a small grill that we use quite often throughout the year. We could use a sturdy outdoor shelf for it. I actually like the idea of this up-cycled tailgate as a grill shelf. It is big enough to allow for our small grill plus room for utensils and platters. There is room on the wall of our shed that would allow for it. What do you think? Is it bad? What if I painted it a vintage mustardy color?
I like that it folds up out of the way when not is use. I can’t find the source of this image. I found it on Pinterest but when I click the link it does not take me to the original source.
The 4th Annual Women’s Clothing swap was amazing. I’m still exhausted.
oops. impulse purchase. i bought a bag of fabric scraps from lotta jansdotter.
Gah. This is one of those things that makes me wish I could quit my day job and make upcycled things all day.
It is a custom piece by jipsi boho living on etsy.
Forgive this collection of bad old photographs. I just found this image in an old file. I don’t have the heart to look for the originals. This was my attempt to make play clothes for my nieces. I bought up old slips and added stretchable straps on top so they could be worn as dresses. I sewed doilies onto the slip on the bottom right to cover up stains. I wish I had tried to hand dye that one. That might have looked fun. The pale pink one on the top right was a longish slip. I sewed folds into it to give it volume and to make it short enough for a little girl to wear as a playclothes skirt. I’m in the mood to alter clothing. Take a look at my upcycle inspo board on Pinterest for more upcycling inspiration.