Monday, March 25, 2013

MondayUPs




Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.
In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff... I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books...wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods..hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...

It's allergy season here in ABQ... and there are lots of things I do to cut down on dust inside the house.
 I have limited carpet (only in the bedrooms)... so that I can sweep often.
I try not to collect too many tchotckes... and  I use old quilts on most all my soft furniture and beds. 
This way, I can wash it weekly, and minimize dust and dog hair and such.

And it got me thinking... I love quilts.. and I love using old fabric in making them...but what else can you do with old fabric?

As the photo above shows... you can cut strips and make rugs. 
...and you can make art!



 (( as seen here ))


...You can make jewelry!



... you can UPcycle and re-work clothing into new fashions!



... you can even fashion a cool gypsy tent!


 (( as seen here ))

---- so use your imagination... 
and use those old scraps of fabric :)