Just Like That, I am Back

 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!



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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