Thursday, October 13, 2011

indie style guide to handmade and vintage
A very cool collaboration of Etsy sellers and outright AWESOME people from all over the world! I'm so excited to be a part of this! We are in the very early stages of blog-land so make sure you follow to watch us grow!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I know, I know, it's not even Halloween yet but I can hear sleigh bells in my head already. Ever since I began knitting, I've always liked to give something hand knit as Christmas presents. I have given hats and scarves to nieces and nephews, but my favorite thing to give away is hand knitted Christmas ornaments. I've done mini knitting baskets with teeny tiny skeins of yarn in them and toothpicks as knitting needles. I've also done clear glass round ornaments filled with mini hanks of yarn. I like to use scrap leftovers from my expensive hand dyed sock yarns for these. I think my favorite ornaments though are mini sweaters and mini mittens. They are just so adorable hanging on a tree or a mantle garland. These would be great to add to a plain wreath also.

Look for some gift giving mini's in my SHOP soon!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Morning Collection

My Knit Hat in Admiral Blue is featured in this gorgeous Treasury today! Take a peek!

You can find this hat in my Etsy shop available in Admiral Blue and Misty Grey. Also available are matching fingerless gloves.

Stop by my shop today and use coupon code "Windy 10" for 10% off your purchase! Today only!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DIY Drawstring Muslin Bags

So I've been working on a special order of wedding shawls for a customer and I was thinking what can I do to package these shawls extra special that won't add to0 much to my cost. I came up with putting each shawl in it's own cotton muslin drawstring bag. And then to add my personal touch, I printed a new shop logo design on iron on fabric and ironed them onto the front side of each bag.

These bags would make great "wrapping" for handmade gifts, especially for the upcoming holiday season. Instead of a logo, you could iron on the person's name.

Here is what I did:

I started out with about a 32 inch (length) by 36 inch (width) piece of natural muslin (which I got on sale for $1 a yard). I folded this big piece in half lengthwise, then cut this big piece into 4 pieces, each about 16 inches long by 9 inches wide. I made my bags longer as opposed to wider or square, but you could easily make these as big or as little as you'd like.

Next, I cut out the logos I had printed on iron on paper and ironed them on the front side of each bag.

I then sewed up the sides and folded over the top to create a casing for the drawstring and sewed that around leaving an open space to pull the ribbon I used through for the drawstring.
I pulled the ribbon through using a safety pin and tied both ends together to secure.

These are quick and easy to make and give any gift or handmade item a special touch.


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