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

Project Recycled Results: Week 2

I hate to say goodbye to anyone. It stinks, just flat out stinks!

Sadly this week we are saying goodbye to Zoe from Scout's Stitches :(  Look forward to her exit interview on Wednesday.

I want to congratulate Michka from Michka's Creative Solutions on winning the T-shirt challenge!

Spy name = Michka

Everyone fell in love with her petal skirt and she will be putting together a tutorial for it up on her blog shortly. Until then enjoy this mini tut on how to make your very own petal skirt:

T-Shirt to Petal Skirt

I'll have the full tutorial on my blog next week (after voting is done).

  1. I made a petal template from a cereal box and cut out 10 petals out of each color (10 white, 10 black).  I sewed the white and black petals together (right sides), clipped the curves, turned right side out, ironed, and sewed a decorative top-stitch.
  2. I thought the neck opening would be the perfect size for the top of the skirt (for my daughter), and the neck already had the perfect casing needed to slip elastic through to ensure a good fit.
  3. I arranged the petals evenly around the skirt (from the neck opening) and sewed them on.  
  4. I used the black sleeves to add modesty underneath the petals.
  5. From the limited scraps I had left I was still able to wrap a headband (although I forgot to photograph) and cut out 3 & 4" circles (from the white t-shirts) to make flowers.

I think a certain young lady is pleased with how it turned out :).



Christie said…
Congrats to Michka, that petal skirt was gorgeous!

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