Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our First Tutorial...sort of

I decided to do our first tutorial on here as something I just wanted to try. I found this tutorial for a recycled t-shirt bag based on the design of plastic grape bags. I wanted to try it with a thin sweater, so I decided to take pictures of the whole process and post them on here. And I did. Except then the pictures got lost in cyberspace. They weren’t on my camera or computer...I don’t know where they went, but I can’t find them.

Anyways, here’s a link to the t-shirt version tutorial, and a picture (retaken later) of the finished product of the bag I made.

The only differences between doing this project with a t-shirt versus a sweater, is that if your sweater buttons up the front, you have to sew the button part closed. I also added a little fold over closure on the top to further make use of the buttons.

I think I cut the slits too large and I might play around with doing loose zigzag over them to close it up more. I also could’ve left the collar on, it just would’ve made the opening a little smaller.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Winder next Saturday

We will be in Winder GA at the Spring Craft Fair at First Methodist Church next Saturday, May 29, from 10-5
We hope to see lots of you there. Last chance to get graduation matchboxes before most graduations!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Scrap Bag Kitty

Looks comfortable. Wish I could fit in there. --Lorena

Burning Matches

When you fill matchboxes for a living (or partial living), what do you do with all of the matches? Aline has filled several hundred matchboxes, meaning she has emptied several times 3200 matches. After a few mixing bowls have been filled, it begins to seem like a fire hazard, and so we staged a bonfire. With great fanfare and ceremony, we lit the matches outside on a rock and then jumped back. All in all, it was a very satisfying blaze.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Athens Farmer's Market

So here's a picture of our great colorful booth at the Athens Farmer's Market! It was a ton of fun and we did pretty well selling wise. My favorite sale was trading a matchbox for baklava!