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Loving vintage inspired crafting.

November 22, 2010

The most enjoyable gift I ever made was for my mom. And believe or not, it didn’t require yarn! I think, deep down I’m a glitter and glue girl. But one year my budget was really tight and I wanted to make a present for my mommy. When she was in her 20′s long before I was a twinkle in her eye ;) she lived in Brussels for a little bit. I wanted to remind her of that romantic time and Brussels is a place where time seems to stand still.

So, I called my wonderful mother-in-law up (Sue)…yes, we actaully get along really well and I said “Sue, do you have any vintage postcards from Brussels?” “But of course!”. Sue sent them to me and I made a montage with these wonderful vintage postcards, some lace, some fake jewelry all in a shadow box. It was awesome… and it was cheap!

As I sit here and think about holiday presents and crafting, I wanted to make sure I send you to Sue’s Etsy store where you too can get any vintage postcard under the sun. And if you don’t see a particular category there, message her. I bet she has it!

So let’s support a fellow Etsian and you can get a great project underway for that someone special. Her etsy store is:

Here is a mere sampling of what you’ll find!

New Pattern: Use up scrap pieces of yarn

November 21, 2010

An excerpt from Patterns

Today is a lazy day so I decided to clean up. I found a Styrofoam wreath in my craft supplies. I also had scraps of the yarn I carry on this site (surprise!). Since it's close to Christmas, I thought…

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New Pattern: “Sari Santa” Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat

November 20, 2010

An excerpt from Patterns

No, I shouldn't be "sari", I was pretty good this year. And you'll be great if you make this hat because the materials are 100% recycled, 100% fair trade and made by women. This hat was designed as a re-make…

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How to modify and wear Recycled Silk Sari Skirts

November 11, 2010

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Dear CEO and CFO at JBLU. Help me get my dignity back.

November 9, 2010

Hi, my name is Nicole. I’m a hard working US citizen and I feel that our rights are being violated and taken away from us at record breaking speeds. Last night, I got to thinking about an upcoming flight I’m taking. The thought of the overly-intrusive pat downs and virtual strip searches of the new scanners made me go into a panic attack.

I’m now reaching out to the CEO and CFO of Jet Blue for help. The airline company leaders are the ones that can make a real difference in helping simple Americans gain their rights and dignity back.

New Pattern: Blended…not stirred.

November 2, 2010

An excerpt from Patterns

Hi everyone, I (Nicole, owner of made a Jane Thornley inspired cowl out of 7 different Darn Good Yarns. It's soft and is made from an array of recycled silks and banana fibers. It really kept my attention…

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Silk Thrums and Fiber Pins

November 1, 2010

If you’ve been following Darn Good Yarn for any period of time you know how awesome Lashell is. She is one of our featured artists. She owns the etsy store: If you haven’t visited this store yet, you are missing out because Lashell is a woman of imagination, creativity and artistry! Today, I wanted to show you what she made with some fiber beads, silk thrums (purchased from Darn Good Yarn: click here to check them out) and dyed wool. And the names are the best part: Tree of Life, Burning Bush and Caribbean!