2011: The Year of the Re-Purpose, Scavenge, and Vintage


So like me to jump on a bandwagon, late…very late. In some very famous blogs, http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/ and http://www.dressaday.com/, bloggers have taken a project over a year and blogged about it.

My turn. I don’t think what I’m doing is going to shake up the world of crafting, but I’m hoping it will give me more focus on my projects. I am going to devote every project to the items I have on hand. No more running to Michaels, Joanns, and (heavy sigh) Mill End Fabrics.

Every year, Peter and I will take a month, sometimes two, to do what we call “eat down the freezer and the pantry.” We buy nothing but fresh bread and produce and make meals with what we have on hand. Now I have to craft down the fabric closet.

I will buy nothing for a project for a year, unless it represents less than 10% of the whole. But I really want to keep away from buying anything.  Reverend Billy, from the Church of Stop Shopping, would be proud. Also take a look at these brave fashionistas that have vowed to not buy clothes for a year: http://freefashionchallenge.com/

I have a list of ideas I have on deck:

1.       Totebag

2.       Tablecloth/runner

3.       Hat

4.       Plushie

5.       Felt project

6.       Belts

7.       Skirt/Pant

8.       Burning man project

9.       Jewelry

10.   Throw

11.   Christmas gifts

But the first thing on deck is: the website. I’m going to work this week on an overhaul the website’s graphics.

Let’s go!!!

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One response to “2011: The Year of the Re-Purpose, Scavenge, and Vintage

  1. fb

    I am proud of you

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