Monday, July 4, 2011

I love Half Off Saturdays!!!

Goodwill is an awesome place for finding upcycled and vintage probably already knew that.  Every other Saturday they have a half off everything day and I try to make the rounds whenever my wallet will allow it.  This Saturday I went on a spree and made out like a bandit!  I found awesome vintage sheets, monopoly fabric, a great Italian travel apron, a ton of vintage sewing patterns, and other stuff I can't remember right now.  I am going to take some pics before I start my planned projects and post some tutorials.  I am getting ready for the Arizona Recycling Coalition conference in August so I am dedicating this month to upcycling tutorials.  Any tutorials in particular you would like to see?

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Joy of Sewing

I love sewing!  I really do...but I have a love hate relationship with my sewing "technologies"  My serger is a bit on the high strung side and likes to be over dramatic.  Anyway, I am working on some bloomers for the CCC show this weekend and my serger is giving me a run for my money.  I am thinking of writing some patterns for the original designs I have...I wonder if anyone would be interested in patterns?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello. My name is Sabrina, and I am a fabric-aholic...

It all started when I was in high school.  I was a young girl with a part time job and money to burn.  My school was really close to a Hancock Fabric store and I couldn't resist the temptation.  I would shop...first with others more as more of a social thing, but before long I would find myself there alone for hours at a time.  The problem has grown over the years and I now have a room dedicated to my addiction.  I have even introduced my best friend to the dark world of fabrics and now she too is addicted.  I can't resist the temptation and I can find fabric everywhere.  I bought shirts at a department store to deconstruct for their fabric. I go to thrift stores and upcycle anything with a pleasing pattern.  I find it most difficult to avoid a funky print or houndstooth.  Nothing is off limits...I have used the sheets off my kids beds, and it's not like I dont have an addiquate stash I just can't help myself.  Admitting I have a problem is the first step to recovery...but I am not sure I want to recover ;)