On the List: Redoing the Old and New

13 Jun

It’s going to be a shorter On the list post this week. Which is really a good thing isn’t it?

Guest blogger Abby Matthews did a post on Crafty Nest (one of my favorite blogs) awhile ago.  Ever since I’ve seen it I’ve been dying to refinish a piece of furniture, using wallpaper to add some graphic detail and colour. I’ve even got the perfect side table, banged up and longing for some love.

I recently ordered the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching. I love the spunk Jenny Hart has put into her company: a banner at the top of the website reads ‘This ain’t your gramma’s embroidery’. I think so many of the traditional crafts get overlooked because there hasn’t been anyone to freshen them up. Embroidery is one of the many (many) skills I want to learn and a  kit that includes all of the essentials makes it too easy. Now all I need to do is find the time.

I spotted this beauty on a One Pretty Thing (a favorite site of crafters everywhere) Round Up. It was the fabric that caught my eye at first but once I got over to Living with Punks Susan’s great tutorial for a reusable shopping bag had me hooked. I’ve got a ton of cloth grocery bags from different stores, all they do is clutter up my closet. What I need (want) is a nice set of them made to last in gorgeous fabric of my choosing (instead of being covered in obnoxious company logos).

A short post, but these projects are great ones. I can’t wait to get started.

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One Response to “On the List: Redoing the Old and New”

  1. Abby July 1, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    Thanks for the mention 🙂 Go for it! Can’t wait to see the result!

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