I love shopping in the bulk bins at my local co-op. And buying big bags of spices from the asian food store down the block from my house. And from the farmer’s market. And pretty much anything that smells neat or is called for in a recipe.Read More
The Whip this WIP Challenge was a success because I’m now finished with my scarf that has been on the needles for far too long!Read More
One of the things i love most about the MAL quicky is that it doesn’t give me enough time to procrastinate, though there was some putting off until tomorrow happening because of the zine coming out last week, and then I finished it about 2am on Monday/Tuesday, took pictures TuesdayRead More
After taking into account comments, twitter, and facebook The Fickle Sense Circle Skirt has it! When this was picked I was a little worried I wouldn’t have a good fabric on hand to make what I had in my head. But, I did! Ha. More on that in a second.Read More
The Hurricane Hat is finished! On and off the needles in just 5 days! This week I tried something completely new, and a little random, and quite a bit off-the-cuff: the first ever Craft Leftovers Make-A-Long quicky! Why did I opt for a fast paced make-a-long? Well, I have aRead More
Alright, by a 4-1 vote the Hurricane Hat has it! I’ve snapped up a skein of yarn, wound it, and have even dropped the details into my Ravelry Notebook. The official CastOn has begun. Ready. Set. Knit! Now to spice thing up, if you finish your hat by Friday nightRead More
Okay, I need a hat. I have trashed out, shrunk, or given-away all my handmade hats. I have one, and it’s cute, but not warm. I need warm. I already have Craft Leftovers Monthly Issues 3:6 and 4:1 planned out and in the works, I don’t need to make aRead More
It’s been awhile since the last swap and I know I’m ready to change up some of my stash! And here’s where I go into info-mercial mode: Are you tired of working with the same fabrics, papers, and yarn? Is your stash a little “blah?” Could your fabric use aRead More
Oh no, no, no! Since my last stash bust post my little tile room full of crafting supplies has become the dumping ground for a million different piles of things from my studio, office, and around the house. We were having company and needed the living areas to look moreRead More
(this is now) (this is before) I’m happy to report that much progress has been made. First, I took the suggestion of many commenters and brought some organization to the pile. Whew, that’s better. Now I can actually get to the things I need to get to. I did tossRead More
I’ve also opted to do another crazy thing. I took photos of all of it. Every single skein.Read More
Friday’s post really inspired me to get my act together and organize my fabric. Each box is 11″ x 12″ x 14″. I opted to sort them by color, which seems to be my best organizing option yet.
I can count on just my hands the things I’ve bought from the craft/yarn store this year: painting supplies for a painting class, yarn for a pair of socks, yarn for a present for my mom, fabric for a shirt and dress (I actually made both, so that’s good.), a small fabric kit. Yet, I still have more craft supplies then ever. Friends routinely give me fabric (which I love) and so I always have an over flowing source of fabric for project making, hence all the fabric projects here on the blog. In fact, it’s the largest category in the project archive.
It’s finally here! The July Swap! After a great rush of positive feedback about doing a Craft Leftovers Swap it’s finally time to get it started! I’m so excited to be hosting my very first Craft Leftovers Swap-Bot Swap!Read More
I’m not sure what it is about this particular set of shirts, but I keep getting a little stuck on them. Thankfully, a friend of mine from the Sew ‘n’ Swap Judy, had a brilliant idea. Lining for the lining!
Here was the issue. I had bought this interfacing so I could finish up this shirt dress jumper deal, but it was pretty unappealing. I couldn’t imagine wearing it against my skin.Read More
I was absolutely delighted when Heather of Dollar Store Crafts invited me to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in a grand fashion true to my Craft Leftovers heart Instead of buying new, we are pledging to make April a Craft Destash Month! We can make a big impact if we work together – to help the earth, help our home storage situation, and help our wallets.
You see those zeros before that one? That means this is the first of many. Challenge 001: Fabric + buttons. That pink fabric, I love it! But, it’s so bright and busy that it’s been difficult to find the perfect project for. It decided to sprinkle in with it someRead More
I’m not sure how I missed the Scrap Buster Contest over on Sew, Mama, Sew! in October, but I did! October was a great month tutorials on using up little bits. Here are two of my favorites from the Sew, Mama, Sew contest as well as projects around the webRead More
Well, I’ve had quite a huge pile of wips building up over the last 6 months and I decided to go through my yarn ones today and try to figure out my plan of attack – getting them finished up and out of the basket so I can start wearingRead More
I’ve been getting my garden underway this week. I just planted my strawberries on Sunday (I can’t wait to get fresh ones!). Anyway, with more and more outside time, I’m thinking my head would be better off covered. I have a lot of scrap yarn to use up and someRead More