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.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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
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
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!