Just Like That, I am Back

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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Exit Interview: Brandi from Crafty Girl Squared

Exit interviews are kind of a love hate thing with me. I hate to see any of the contestants go, but I love learning more about them. So this week we are saying good-bye to Brandi of Crafty Girl Squared. Please I beg you pop on over to her blog and check her and her bestie Meighen out!
Brandi - Crafty Girl Squared
1. Can you tell us a little bit about you and your fabulous blog?

My blog Crafty Girl Squared is new, it started in August of 2011. I blog with my best friend Meighen and we have been crafting together for as long as we have known each other. We do a little bit of everything, crochet, sewing, painting, decoupage etc.








2. What is your favorite item to recycle.

Anything that is usually thrown away. I lose using things in a new way.

3. You have $5.00 to go into a thrift store, what crafting goodness do you buy and why.

Sheets! I love good vintage sheets, I look at it as a big cheap piece of fabric.

4. Where do you get your recycling inspirations 

A lot of the time its when I see stuff that is put out for the trash on the side of the road, its not like I go digging through peoples trash but last summer I got a nice singer sewing machine and an end table, a little paint and love and its like new!
We were lucky enough to have Brandi create an adorable outfit for this weeks kids challenge. It was just so cute I had to share it!


Houndstooth Skirt and Leggings

 I started with this very large houndstooth suit jacket, shoulder pads included.


I also had this old t-shirt with lace trim at the bottom


I was able to make leggings out of the t-shirt, if you have ever made yoga pants from a t-shirt I did it pretty much the same way just tinnier.


The back bottom section of the jacket is what I used to make the skirt, pretty basic but I added elastic to the back of it to avoid needing a zipper and still having a flat front.


I used scraps from the t-shirt to make the big bow.

                                                         
The final product


Its a great winter skirt because its made of thick wool and of course the leggings help.


Thank you so much Brandi. We will miss you!

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Comments

Hello Robin!
Just wanted to thank you again for hosting project recycled!!! I had fun as a contestant and as a reader! The projects were just amazing! such great ideas!

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