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!