Saturday, September 25, 2010


Today, I saw a huge rainbow right over the road where I was headed. Definitely a good sign.

Friday, September 24, 2010

{this moment}

Imagine a little boy holding a thimble. He smiles as he leans in to pour tea from the thimble for his guest, a little green wood gnome. The gnome sits on a stump of wood by a table that is also made from a stump and a bit larger slab of wood cut from a tree branch. His dish is a seashell, which holds an acorn. Behind him is a small, dark cavern filled with his treasures of crystals and geodes.

Sometimes the moment is hidden a bit. Like when your power goes off, your stove goes on the fritz and your car won't go at all b/c the check engine light is flashing. And it's raining outside. Blogger jumped in on the momentum and has changed the photo upload system it seems, and my outdated technology has missed the boat. If you know how to circumvent the issue, I'd love some pointers.

So, I'll keep looking for things to share and ways to share what I'm doing.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

christmas comes at the same time every year...

And this year, I'm determined to be somewhat prepared. It really should not be a surprise a week before the big day. Seriously. Last year I made some stockings, but they were not like this. These are a sweet patchwork personalized with the names of your family members and pets (if you are so inclined). What should I get for our new puppy and two kitties? You can get your own from handmade pretties

You'll find all kinds of other recycled goods there too, skirts, ponchos, balls, etc...

Snazztastic! How could I resist a name like that? These snazztastic pants used to be a sweater. I love the striped waistband which looks like it's made from a ribbed cotton sweater. Brilliant idea!

This is for that tiny part of me that wishes to be pregnant again (incidently, the rest of me is not so sure that another baby is going to help me get more creative time!) It's a skirt, no wait, it's a poncho. Multi-purpose clothing is genius. And it would go with everything because it's patchwork! From what I gather, custom options for sizing and colors are also available. It would be great in jersey (t-shirt fabric) too!

Very pretty, indeed.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

cute recycled t-shirt wear for kids

Wow, after being at the cottage, it's tough to get back in the groove here in front of the computer. But...

Look what I found on etsy today! dressme uses t-shirts and other recycled fabrics to make these wonderful combinations. The boy t-shirts are really cool and different. I love that they look good with everything. That's what got me started, but I love the dresses here too, and the little model is so sweet!

What are your favorite sources for handmade, recycled clothes?