Mending+

Mending+ is an approach to mending clothing that embraces the act of mending, using it as an opportunity to embellish or even re-design the garment. One can have a minimalist approach to mending, selecting a high-contrast thread to make a small repair, or explore a more layered approach to the repair. Mending can be a [...]

DIY Holiday Gift Tags

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  For Etsy entrepreneurs and holiday lovers alike, this season can be the busiest time of year. From gift giving to gift unwrapping, the holiday season is full of opportunities to follow the familiar rule of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If you are looking for eco savvy methods to get your shop [...]

DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to [...]

DIY: Trashion Denim Wrist Cuff Bracelet

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… and enter to win it! If you are in the habit of repurposing old denim jeans into bags or other useful things, then you may have wondered what to do with the leftover bits of seams (seam-cuts) that you’ve cut from the pant-legs. Seam-cuts can be so distinctive and beautiful and I have a [...]

{Green Living} How to Make a Reusable Denim Bag

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If this is the year that you’ve resolved to go greener, why not start by eliminating those single-use bags that are typically derived from natural gas and petroleum?  Millions of single-use bags end up in the landfill each year which is precisely why many counties and US cities that have banned or imposed taxes for [...]