old is new

you may remember that i used to write a weekly tutorial for craft stylish (you can still find them all here). i just noticed that they have also posted two longer articles i wrote for their sister print magazine, Sew Stylish. the t-shirt tunic is one of my favorite projects that i ever did for […]

book giveaway!

the delightful nicole smith over at craft stylish/sew stylish/threads has written a very sweet review of Design-It-Yourself Clothes, and craft stylish, home of all of my project tutorials, is hosting a giveaway of FIVE copies of my book! hop on over and leave a comment before wednesday to have a chance at winning one. woot […]

tute, tute!

even though craft stylish had to lay off all of us weekly bloggers back in may (thanks to the screwy economy), i am still writing one or two project tutorials a month for them. i’m kind of into my newest one, for a braided leather headband, and want to make a whole bunch of these […]


shockingly, i have been remiss in showing you my projects for craft stylish over the past month. april’s theme was crafty by nature, and there were so many fab ideas for reducing, re-using, and re-styling you’ll just have to take a look! my own contributions included two more t-shirt re-do’s (one involving no sewing at […]

poet tunic

you may not know that there is an actual printed on paper and available on newsstands version of CraftStylish too, but there is! i have a project in the current issue that i really love: this sweet poet’s tunic made from a big ol’ ugly T. i wish i could get the sample back because […]

button it!

march has been button month over on CraftStylish, and i’ve been busy making all kinds of projects with my button stash! it’s been fun because i don’t usually use button closures in my clothes, but i have a ton o’ vintage buttons that i hoard, saving them for their special moment. and quite possibly, this […]

pin-tuck restyle

i just can’t get enough of the re-styling of t-shirts, and this newest one i did for CS might just be my fave ever! the fit is very flattering and i love the length. check out the tutorial and make one of your own!

the cat on the mat

since i did two projects for gertie for pets month over at CS, i thought i should make something for trissy, my new step-cat. i decided she could use a nice little mat to lie on, while protecting the furniture from fur and claws. piecing the squares was fun and i like how it turned […]

my pet projects

it’s pets month over at craftstylish! so far i’ve done tutorials for recycled dog sweater and crochet pet bed projects, and i’ve got one for kitties in the works for next week. and even though last month was the ‘green crafting’ theme, both of these happen to be *upcycled* so they don’t cost anything to […]

ruffly re-style

would you believe you can go from this to this with just a few simple snips and stitches? this is a very easy project that won’t cost a penny, and scores high on the eco-points! win win! it seems to be very popular over on CraftStylish; i think this one’s got more comments than any […]

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